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3Novices:China builds world’s fastest wind tunnel to test weapons that could strike US within 14 minutes

China is building the world’s fastest wind tunnel to simulate hypersonic flight at speeds of up to 12 kilometres per second.
A hypersonic vehicle flying at this speed from China could reach the west coast of the United States in less than 14 minutes.
Zhao Wei, a senior scientist working on the project, said researchers aimed to have the facility up and running by around 2020 to meet the pressing demand of China’s hypersonic weapon development programme.
“It will boost the…
November 15, 2017 at 06:31PM http://ift.tt/2z46JU9
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