Media are welcome to download and use these 300-dpi images and their related year 2001 news releases (please credit photographer or Sandia National Laboratories). To view and download a full-sized image, click on the thumbnail. To view the complete news release, photo, and caption and then download the image, click on the text below the thumbnail. New photos are added to this page every few weeks as new Sandia news releases are issued. If you need assistance, contact Randy Montoya at (505) 844-5605; or Kay Rivers, at (505) 845-9878.
Year 2000 Sandia Science photo gallery
Footage of 1988 rocket-sled test.
The purpose of the test was to determine the impact force, versus time, due to the impact, of a complete F4 Phantom onto a massive, essentially rigid reinforced concrete target (3.66 meters thick). The test was not intended to demonstrate the performance (survivability) of any particular type of concrete structure to aircraft impact. The impact occurred at the nominal velocity of 215 meters per second. The mass of the jet fuel was simulated by water; the effects of fire following such a collision was not a part of the test. The test was performed by Sandia National Laboratories under terms of a contract with the Muto Institute of Structural Mechanics, Inc., of Tokyo. To view and download footage, click on the links below.
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