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Can someone explain the damage distribution on this aircraft that flew through a hailstorm?

Just to add something to the other answers: What it might have happened to the radome is that it has been damaged enough to loose its structural integrity and the missing piece(s) has just flown away. ...
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Can someone explain the damage distribution on this aircraft that flew through a hailstorm?

The windscreen. As you can see from the photo, hailstones struck the forward windows almost perpendicularly, and the side windows almost parallel. The window material is layers of glass and plastic, ...
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Can someone explain the damage distribution on this aircraft that flew through a hailstorm?

Although the exterior of a jet airliner may just look like uniform aluminum with windows, the construction is actually much different than the outward appearance suggests. The front of modern jet ...
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How does ground effect work with a banked wing?

A short version of A.C.A.'s answer: Peter's answer ends with "This effect disappears once the wing is far enough from the ground." So for a bank that is steep enough and close enough to the ...
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What is the speed and temperature profile of the boundary layer at the stagnation point?

The shape of the velocity and temperature profile of the boundary layer is going to be a flat line(parallel to the surface). This is because at the stagnation point, the air will stop its movement, ...
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What's gonna be the physics behind building 'futuristic' airplanes? Use physics formulas or even theories to answer this question

There are many possible answers to your question, so I'll give a try. New and future aircraft are defined by the technologies that go into them. Developing a new aircraft is very expensive, failure ...
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How does ground effect work with a banked wing?

When an aircraft is shorter than its wingspan from the ground, the ground effect happens. Because of the ground's interference with the downwash and wingtip vortices, it increases lift and decreases ...
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In a straight and level flight if thrust is equal to drag how is aircraft moving forward?

Drag is produced by moving through the air- more speed means more drag. Thrust is the motive force that pushes the plane through the air- more thrust means more push. At cruise, push equals drag and ...
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In a straight and level flight if thrust is equal to drag how is aircraft moving forward?

Per Newton's first law, A body remains at rest, or in motion at a constant speed in a straight line, except insofar as it is acted upon by a force. You need excess thrust to get up to speed. But ...
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