Description: An analysis of the technical state of a complex of wind tunnels of Kharkiv University of Air Forces is presented. The conclusion about impossibility of carrying out repairing of high speeds wind tunnels is made. A variant of modernization of the supersonic wind tunnel of SWT is developed in order to resume the experimental aerodynamic research. The reduction in operating costs is achieved by the refusal of continuous operation of the wind tunnel with the transition to a periodic action.
Keywords: a wind tunnel, modernization, aerodynamic characteristics, technical characteristics, a model experiment