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The Herrick Chronicles: Birds and fighter jets | FloridaGoGo: Florida vacations, staycations, beaches, resorts, attractions, tourism & more | The Palm Beach Post
Wow, this guy was using a freon BB gun on a glider to gain practical air combat research by attacking birds, recording their maneuvering reactions. He uses this to build a foundation for research on multifunctional thrust vectoring and reversing nozzles for jet engines to improve fighter air combat capabilities. He later patented an advanced Spherical Convergent Flap Nozzle (SCFN) that unfortunately was too late for the F-15SMTD and F-22 development cycle.
development  research  aerodynamics  aviation  aerospace  propulsion  engine  biomimicry  maneuvering  flight  bird  combat  air  vectoring  reverser  thrust  nozzle  flap  convergent  spherical  SCFN  Pratt  ATF  Delicious 
september 2012 by asteroza

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