I appreciate all of the responses to my posting of APS images. One
LUGGER who responded off-list asked if I had any more of these APS
images. In reviewing my images from 1986, I found another set.
Normally, cameras are not allowed on-base at Arnold Engineering
Development Center, where I spent 39 years. But, in 1986, the base held
an open house for employees and their families. Displays were set up
showing items of interest, and cameras were permitted. I took advantage
of this opportunity to capture a few images to which I had not had
access previously. I am almost positive that the Kodak APS camera was
my choice that day.
The Propulsion Wind Tunnel Facility is composed of two 16-ft wind
tunnels and one 4-ft wind tunnel, along with the plant equipment to
support them. The main drive system for the large tunnels originally
had 216,000 HP on one shaft, and has since been upgraded. Here is a
view of the compressor for the transonic tunnel.
That red & white stack is 200 ft tall.
This is the nameplate on one of the two largest motors.
This is one of the numerous auxiliary compressors that support the
At the time of the open house, a lot of store testing was being done in
the transonic tunnels and three neat models were on display:
The little Kodak APS camera did its job!
Tullahoma, TN USA
Themed Olympus Photo Exhibition: http://www.tope.nl/