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Old 28-05-2010, 02:13 AM   #1
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Default "Isn't that the new aircraft that flys at 6 times the speed of sound?"

as tin tin said

Gerry Anderson's fireflash is getting there, by 2065 we may actually have a real fireflash?


http://uk.news.yahoo.com/21/20100527...d-e1d36ba.html

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Old 28-05-2010, 04:26 PM   #2
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The problem with that is the aircraft works by skipping off the atmosphere. In a commercial application it would make most of the passengers really sick. So far it is only being looked at for military applications.
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Old 29-05-2010, 05:18 AM   #3
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aye, we'll probably never see another concorde.

fireflash with its cocktail lounge in the wings, theyd have hundreds of seats crammed in.

moreso the speed, back then anyone would have said 6 times the speed of sound, yeah right, but now theyve managed it

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Old 29-05-2010, 12:49 PM   #4
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aye, we'll probably never see another concorde.

fireflash with its cocktail lounge in the wings, theyd have hundreds of seats crammed in.

moreso the speed, back then anyone would have said 6 times the speed of sound, yeah right, but now theyve managed it

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I just heard on the news this morning that two organizations will be bringing Concorde back to flying for the 2012 Olympics.
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Old 29-05-2010, 05:00 PM   #5
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I just heard on the news this morning that two organizations will be bringing Concorde back to flying for the 2012 Olympics.
ABOUT TIME TOO!, theres nothing wrong with the concorde- the reason why the air france one crashed (note this was the plane that was also used for the movie airplane??? look at the tail numbers) because of FOD on the runway!!!!

see it here; http://www.concordesst.com/accident/203a.html

The Concorde ... Airport '79;

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as air france; F-BTSC

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Old 29-05-2010, 10:05 PM   #6
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Ah, the old chestnut of sliding open the cockpit window (???) at Mach 2, putting your hand out and and firing a flare pistol to decoy a heat seeking missile from those four massive Olympus engines at full throttle. I can't understand why the film didn't win an Oscar. Incidentally, It was called "Airport 80" over here because it was 1980 before the film was released.
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I really don't think it's possible in such a short timeframe
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I have a great video of this launch if someone has the bandwidth to host it.

EDIT: oops, sorry. it's only approved internal to the company.

It's a great vid though.

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The problem with that is the aircraft works by skipping off the atmosphere.
Are you sure, Doug? My understanding is that a scramjet needs a constant feed of air to operate. This one used the usual rocket booster approach to get it up to speed, but only flew to 70,000' in the 200 secs before the engine stopped.
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It was a simplistic explanation. A simple Google will turn up loads of info. More specifically the platform rides the shockwave it creates. This technology has not been deemed to be viable in commercial applications but rather for missiles and (potentially) spacecraft.

This is not to say there will never be a commercial hypersonic aircraft but it will utilize a different methodology.

As an aside I worked on the HSCT program for a bit in the 1990's, this was a design study for a new commercial SST. Great program, too bad it never went beyond the drawing board.
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