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Naval Surface Warfare Center, Supersonic Wind Tunnel Building, Bounded by Clara Barton Parkway & McArthur Boulevard, Silver Spring, Montgomery County, MD

Naval Surface Warfare Center, Supersonic Wind Tunnel Building, Bounded by Clara Barton Parkway & McArthur Boulevard, Silver Spring, Montgomery County, MD

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Summary

Significance: The Supersonic Wind Tunnel Building is an aviation testing facility contained within the Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC) Carderock Division Historic District. As the center for naval research, design, testing, and evaluation (RDT&E), NSWCCD played a critical role in the design and development of the modern navy. The research facilities at NSWCCD have provided the U.S. Navy with accurate cost effective data on air and sea vehicle performance, and have made possible evaluative changes to improve performance, in advance of construction.
Survey number: HAER MD-118-C
Building/structure dates: 1943-1945 Initial Construction

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Contributors

Historic American Engineering Record, creator
U.S. Department of the Navy
R. Christopher Goodwin & Associates, Incorporated, contractor
Melhuish, Geoffrey Eden, project manager
Wise, Harriet, photographer
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Location

Silver Spring (Md.)38.99067, -77.02609
Google Map of 38.99066570000001, -77.026088
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No known restrictions on images made by the U.S. Government; images copied from other sources may be restricted. http://www.loc.gov/rr/print/res/114_habs.html

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