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NOAA Photo Library Image - wea01157

Three black widow P-61 night fighters silhouetted against a thunderhead prior to separating and penetrating the thunderstorm at three different levels for meteorological readings. These planes were an intrinsic part of "The Thundersto rm Project," the classic first large-scale experiment to study atmospheric phenomena. In: "Weatherwise," Vol. 1, No. 3, June 1948, cover.

Image ID: wea01157, NOAA's National Weather Service (NWS) Collection
Photo Date: 1947 Circa

Category: Instruments/Aircraft/

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