c. 1984

NASA F/A-18E Drop Model


This one quarter scale drop model was designed, built, and flown by NASA Langley Research Center to fine tune the development of the F/A-18E Super Hornet fighter jet. It was taken up 10,000 feet by helicopter and dropped. The model could be flown remotely and tested, providing valuable information for NASA’s engineers.

On loan from NASA Langley Research Center