Airplane bomb exploding, Schlieren image

Airplane bomb exploding, Schlieren image

T980/0558 Rights Managed

Request low-res file

530 pixels on longest edge, unwatermarked

Request/Download high-res file

Uncompressed file size: 50.3MB

Downloadable file size: 2.9MB

Price image Pricing

Please login to use the price calculator


This image is part of the feature Deadly Shockwaves

Credit: DR GARY SETTLES/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Bomb explosion. Full-scale Schlieren photograph of a bomb exploding beneath the passenger seat of an aircraft. Mannequins act as passengers. The blast sends circular shockwaves, heat and light energy that radiate vertically within the aircraft cabin. This is a simulation of the bomb that exploded on Philippine Airlines flight 434 in 1994 where one person died. Schlieren photographs are used to visualise heat and airflow around objects. Changes in the density of air cause light to refract (bend), and show up in the image as differences in colour and brightness.

Release details: Model release not available. Property release not required.

Keywords: aircraft, airliner, airplane, airplane disaster, blast, bomb, bomb blast, chair, damage, disaster, exploding, explosion, flight 434, high-speed photography, mannequin, mannequins, mock up, mock-up, mockup, model, north america, passenger cabin, passenger compartment, passenger jet, philippine, physical, physics, plane, reconstruction, refract, refraction, schlieren photography, seat, security, shock, shock wave, shockwave, shockwaves, simulated, simulating, simulation, technological, technology, terror, terrorism, terrorist attack, terrorist bomb, usa

Licence fees: A licence fee will be charged for any media (low or high resolution) used in your project.