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FA/18 Compression Wave Profile

After the popularity of my other FA/18 Compression Wave shot, I figured I'd go back to the shots I took that day and see if there's anything else worth posting.

 

As this FA/18 Super Hornet nears the sound barrier a huge compression wave forms as the moisture is forced from the air (a Prandtl-Glauert Singularity) seen this time in profile.

 

Taken at Miramar Naval Air Station, San Diego.

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Taken on October 14, 2007