The existing JF-12 hypersonic wind tunnel in Beijing has about one-fifth of the power output of the new facility under construction. Photo: Handout The existing JF-12 hypersonic wind tunnel in Beijing has about one-fifth of the power output of the new facility under construction. Photo: Handout
The existing JF-12 hypersonic wind tunnel in Beijing has about one-fifth of the power output of the new facility under construction. Photo: Handout
China science

Mach 30 wind tunnel to ‘put China decades’ ahead in hypersonic race

  • Leading researcher reveals new facility capable of simulating flight at 30 times the speed of sound will be ready ‘soon’
  • Power produced by the JF-22 will be seven times more than the Hoover Dam in the US, almost as much as Three Gorges

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The existing JF-12 hypersonic wind tunnel in Beijing has about one-fifth of the power output of the new facility under construction. Photo: Handout The existing JF-12 hypersonic wind tunnel in Beijing has about one-fifth of the power output of the new facility under construction. Photo: Handout
The existing JF-12 hypersonic wind tunnel in Beijing has about one-fifth of the power output of the new facility under construction. Photo: Handout
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