Preparing for hail season


Hail season is approaching quickly. Some time ago, Kennon was asked to propose a solution for Raytheon to protect the T-6 Texan from baseball-sized hail falling from the sky at a terminal velocity of 125 mph. Owner Ron Kensey had a “hail cannon” built. He then froze baseball-sized ice balls and shot them at various combinations of material over aircraft aluminum.

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