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Hypersonic flight

Started by DD1975, August 14, 2012, 20:22:04 PM

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DD1975

So after a failed attempt last year the US will attempt to reach Mach 6 with the X-51A

http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-19257769

Will they beat MAch 5 this time?
Smoke me a Kipper I'll be back for breakfast - Ace Rimmer

Diesel

Nice find DD. I see that this thing will break up after the test, I hope they sort that bit out before it becomes a commercial flight.  :o
It WILL be fine !...

DD1975

It will become the ultimate cruise missile long before there is any human flight Diesel....try seeing tha one coming!!!!
Smoke me a Kipper I'll be back for breakfast - Ace Rimmer

Diesel

I guess you would be toast long before you'd seen it coming let alone heard the thing.  :LOL:
It WILL be fine !...

DD1975

Would be like the first V2 hitting London in WW2......a "Gas main explosion"
Smoke me a Kipper I'll be back for breakfast - Ace Rimmer

DD1975

And the latest news is that the flight was a total failure, that the craft had a problem with a fin and crashed before it's scramjet could even fire up..........another expensive "D'oh"
Smoke me a Kipper I'll be back for breakfast - Ace Rimmer

DaveMorton

Boy, they're just hip deep in bad luck, aren't they? :o
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