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With an imitation of acceleration to Mach 8: a wind tunnel was built in China for the development and testing of hypersonic weapons


China has completed the construction and commissioning of a new wind tunnel, which is planned to be used to develop a hypersonic weapons.

As noted in the Global Times, the Research Institute of Aerodynamics, which is responsible for the object, said that the FL-64 pipe has recently passed calibration tests and is ready to simulate the acceleration of objects at speeds from Mach 4 to 8 at temperatures up to 626,85 degrees Celsius per simulated flight altitude of 48 meters with an operating time of more than 000 seconds.

In late 2013, AVIC began building its first "hypersonic" wind tunnel, the FL-63, which can operate at speeds from Mach 3 to Mach 10. After the first success at the end of 2019, construction began on the FL-64, which is now, after just two years, ready for operation.

Wind tunnels are critical in aircraft design and testing because they are more accurate and efficient than computer simulations and model experiments.

- Chinese experts explain.

China is also building the JF-22 wind tunnel, which can simulate Mach 30 at high altitudes. Its construction is expected to be completed in 2022, and the facility will contribute to the country's hypersonic aircraft programs.

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  1. Lukash
    Lukash 22 November 2021 16: 32
    This is all Chinese nonsense. And here is the important news: "Rogozin said that Roscosmos received more than 12 billion rubles from the reserve fund for the lunar program and the creation of new satellites."
    The maximum that Rogozin will have enough of this money is to learn the "moonwalk" at a New Year's corporate party.
    1. Nexcom
      Nexcom 22 November 2021 16: 37
      Well this is how much money you make ... ahem ... they'll be "bogged down" again .... what
    2. Vadim237
      Vadim237 22 November 2021 16: 58
      The Roscosmos plant together with Gazprom for the production of these satellites will be launched next year - so don't be joking.
      1. Nexcom
        Nexcom 22 November 2021 17: 10
        I am only "for" if they really start and start working. Totally agree".
    3. Lepsik
      Lepsik 22 November 2021 19: 18
      you probably read the Koklak news. This 160 mln usa is how much one flightless F35 costs
    4. dervish21
      dervish21 23 November 2021 16: 27
      hit the spot !!!!
  2. Russian Bear_2
    Russian Bear_2 22 November 2021 16: 34
    Well done Chinese people know how to build such things you will not say anything.
    1. Cat Alexandrovich
      Cat Alexandrovich 22 November 2021 17: 01
      The main thing is that "the operating time is more than 30 seconds" !!! After all, what is this? 40 years is also more than 30 seconds! Hooray! laughing
    2. alex neym_2
      alex neym_2 22 November 2021 17: 14
      One thing is embarrassing: is 30 Machs a reality? The story? Or is it a typo?
  3. Galleon
    Galleon 22 November 2021 16: 38
    Well, the Chinese! The spirit captures what they are doing.
    “These are the people of the future, the greatest of all destinies that fell to the lot of other peoples. Great people, and now they could crush the whole world - and how peaceful they are! He has nowhere to live - but did he think about the conquest of Cochin, Siam, Burma? What other people in the world would have resisted? It’s impossible to imagine one of the European ones ” St. Nikolay Yaponsky, from a diary, 1880
  4. rocket757
    rocket757 22 November 2021 16: 49
    The achievements of the PRC, it is understandable, are pushing forward faster than anyone else.
    The question is, WHAT IS IT ???
    The advantage of a strong government, a clearly centralized system of government ... the supremacy of one single, nationally oriented government ???
    Questions, questions, questions ...
    1. Vadim237
      Vadim237 22 November 2021 17: 03
      In Russia, there are several such hypersonic tubes and they have been working since the 80s and in terms of materials science, the Chinese are far from us - materials for hypersonic vehicles of missiles and engines.
      1. engineer74
        engineer74 22 November 2021 17: 35
        Unfortunately, it’s not far away at this pace ...
        In aviation, yes, you can't create a school in 10 years ... And with hypersound, everyone had approximately equal starting positions: we climbed out from the 90s, we invented MRAPs and UAVs, the Chinese did not even hear about hypersound and tuned megaxerox ...
        Something like this hi
        1. rocket757
          rocket757 22 November 2021 18: 11
          Although we CROW OUT, we had a SCIENTIFIC SCHOOL, and the Chinese are creating it from scratch, count it.
          Moreover, they work in parallel and are very active, they can, can afford it!
          They will bypass us and the striped ones, they will strain the gay Europeans specifically ... if the next "cultural revolution" is not started, of course!
          Do not have illusions.
          So I don't care about them ... I'm sorry for my state, that's the only way.
          1. Vadim237
            Vadim237 22 November 2021 18: 19
            They will bypass us and the striped ones, they will strain the gay Europeans specifically. They will not bypass them - their technical progress in all spheres and industries is directly related to patents, equipment and technical documentation of foreign and our productions by copying and hybridizing them - it is beneficial for the Chinese to engage in the production of what has already been created and worked out as it is much easier, cheaper and faster than producing their own from scratch and they will not get off this needle.
            1. rocket757
              rocket757 22 November 2021 18: 30
              Let's wait and see.
              I prefer to trust experts who do not shout slogans ... work, analyze real facts and events.
        2. Lepsik
          Lepsik 22 November 2021 19: 24
          ---- UAVs were invented

          UAVs of the USSR were riveted by thousands back in the 80s. Ukrainians still sometimes launch Tu-143 from old stocks.
      2. rocket757
        rocket757 22 November 2021 18: 05
        Are you hoping that their quantity does not translate into quality?
      3. Kushka
        Kushka 22 November 2021 22: 19
        Far away, of course. Money down the drain - then they catch up and catch up.
        The same to me, know-how.
  5. evgen1221
    evgen1221 22 November 2021 19: 06
    All this is a blatant lie - everyone knows that there is no technology in China and they only produce shale in garages.
    1. Vadim237
      Vadim237 23 November 2021 00: 10
      What technologies have been created in China in at least the last 10 years - please list them.
      1. evgen1221
        evgen1221 23 November 2021 10: 43
        4G and further from huavei for example, software products
  6. Oleg Olkha
    Oleg Olkha 23 November 2021 10: 31
    The news is really amazing: - did they create their hyper-schnyper "blocks" of missiles from parades without a normal wind tunnel? These have a 12M test center for a long time, but in general, they have been blowing through increasing capacities for 40 years, and here is China ...
  7. gregor6549
    gregor6549 23 November 2021 11: 47
    Correct decision of the heirs of Mao. Without tools such as wind tunnels, it is in principle possible, but very difficult, to create something intelligible in the range of hypersonic speeds (simulate, perfect aerodynamics and conduct comprehensive tests of finished products) in a controlled test environment.
    And there will be no confidence that the hypersonic product will behave as the developers planned in all possible flight conditions of this product. This is the same as bringing a "raw" product (an aircraft, a missile, etc. military equipment and weapons) to Syria, firing several times on "jihad-mobiles" and reporting that the tests of this product in a combat situation confirmed all the declared parameters of the product. Perhaps such "tests" are needed as advertising, but they do not bring any benefit other than harm.
    Even during the Second World War, when new products were used in a combat situation against an approximately equivalent enemy, no one canceled full-scale tests of these products at ranges, in wind tunnels, since only such tests made it possible to collect statistics necessary for designers and providing acceptable accuracy and completeness of test results.
    If such tests were neglected and relied on "perhaps", then perhaps the "exploiters" of these products paid for it with their lives.