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Published by National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Langley Research Center, For sale by the National Technical Information Service in Hampton, Va, [Springfield, Va .
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Other titlesComputations for the sixteen foot transonic tunnel, NASA, Langley Research Center
StatementCharles E. Mercer ... [et al.].
SeriesNASA technical memorandum -- 86319
ContributionsMercer, Charles E., Langley Research Center.
The Physical Object
Pagination1 v.
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Open LibraryOL17100727M

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