AEDC User Test Facilities
(Nominal Values)
Gas Turbine (Jet)

  Test Section Size Total Temperature, R Speed Range Pressure Altitude (Nominal), ft Capacity of Installed Thrust Stand, lb Primary Use
Cross Section, ft Length, ft
Propulsion Development Test Cell T-1 12.3 diam 35 to 57 380 to 1,110 Mach 0 to 3.0 Sea Level to 80,000 30,000 (2) (6) (9)
Propulsion Development Test Cell T-2 12.3 diam 42 to 50.5 380 to 1,110 Mach 0 to 3.0 Sea Level to 80,000 30,000 (2) (6) (9)
Propulsion Development Test Cell T-3 12 diam 15 450 to 1,660 Mach 0 to 4.0 Sea Level to 100,000 20,000 (2) (3) (6) (9) (11)
Propulsion Development Test Cell T-4 12.3 diam 39 to 47.8 380 to 1,110 Mach 0 to 3.0 Sea Level to 80,000 30,000 (2) (6) (9)
Propulsion Development Test Cell T-5 7 diam 17 395 to 660 Mach 0 to 2.0 Sea Level to 80,000 2,000 (2) (6) (9)
Propulsion Development Test Cell T-6 3 diam 18 430 to 760 Mach 0 to 3.0 Sea Level to 90,000 None (1) (3) (4) (6) (7) (11)
Propulsion Development Test Cell T-7 7 diam 9 395 to 1,110 Mach 0 to 3.0 Sea Level to 80,000 1,000 (2) (6) (9)
Propulsion Development Test Cell J-1 16 diam 65 395 to 1,210 Mach 0 to 3.2 Sea Level to 80,000 50,000 (2) (3) (6) (9)
Propulsion Development Test Cell J-2 20 diam 67.3 395 to 1,110 Mach 0 to 3.0 Sea Level to 80,000 50,000 (2) (3) (6) (9)
Propulsion Development Test Cell C-1 28 diam 50 to 85 360 to 1,480 Mach 0 to 3.8 Sea Level to 100.000 100,000 (2) (3) (6) (9)
Propulsion Development Test Cell C-2 28 diam 50 to 85 360 to 1,110 Mach 0 to 3.0 Sea Level to 100.000 100,000 (2) (6) (9)

Use Legend:

(1) Rockets
(2) Turbojets
(3) Ramjets
(4) Missile Base Heating Models
(5) Space Environmental Tests
(6) Aerodynamic Models
(7) Aerothermodynamic Models
(8) Aeroballistic Models
(9) Combined Aerodynamic Inlet and Propulsion System Tests
(10) Impact Studies
(11) Free-Jet Expansion of Rocket Exhaust Plumes
(12) Ablative Materials
(13) Ablative and Erosive Materials
(14) Store/Stage/Separation