Thursday, April 13, 2006

Tight Focus

Any idea what this might be? Turns out that it's the very absolute tip of an F-16. Yep, the point at the very front of the nose. I guess those little tiny holes are for air sampling or something, I'm not sure. The diameter of the tip is about half an inch, if you're curious.

1 comment:

BenT said...

you are correct. those openings are the inlets of the pitot tubes, which gage the difference between static pressure and dynamic pressure to determine the jet's airspeed.