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    London to New York in ONE HOUR: US military to test radical new hypersonic aircraft that can reach 4,500mph within seconds



    By Mark Prigg
    PUBLISHED: 06:00 EST, 13 August 2012

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    It may look like a vehicle the Thunderbirds would travel in, but in fact this experimental aircraft could be the future of long haul flights.

    It uses a revolutionary 'scramjet' engine that allows it to travel at hypersonic speeds.

    Tomorrow, it will be dropped from a B52 bomber in its latest test.



    The craft, called the X-51A Waverider, is currently being prepared at Edwards Air Force Base in the Mojave Desert.

    Tomorrow, it will take part in a key test.

    Attached to a B-52 bomber's wing, it will be taken from Edwards to about 50,000 feet over the Pacific Ocean near Point Mugu.


    there' it will be dropped and the engines fired. The entire mission will last just 300 seconds, but will be the longest the craft has ever flown for.


    rest of article here:
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencete...et-tested.html
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    Is it going to end up in the ocean like the last attempt?

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    Quote Originally Posted by youngbuck View Post
    Is it going to end up in the ocean like the last attempt?
    hopefully
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    Quote Originally Posted by youngbuck View Post
    Is it going to end up in the ocean like the last attempt?
    I think that is where it is suppose to end up, it will only be a 5 minute flight.

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    Has nothing to do with "Long Haul Flights". It is a purely First strike Offensive weapon.

    http://www.wired.com/dangerroom/2012/08/mach-5-missile/

    And a HUGE waste of money.

    can only hope that things go horribly wrong.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pcosmar View Post
    Has nothing to do with "Long Haul Flights". It is a purely First strike Offensive weapon.

    http://www.wired.com/dangerroom/2012/08/mach-5-missile/

    And a HUGE waste of money.

    can only hope that things go horribly wrong.
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    US hypersonic aircraft crashes seconds into military test flight

    http://in.reuters.com/article/2012/0...87E0FA20120816

    Reuters) - An unmanned experimental aircraft designed to fly six times the speed of sound broke apart over the Pacific Ocean seconds into a military test flight due to a faulty control fin, the U.S. Air Force said on Wednesday.

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    I agree, first strike for sure.

    Quote Originally Posted by Russia Preps Mach 7 Missiles

    Hypersonic and scramjet research in the United States also goes back to the early days of the Cold War. But it wasn’t until 1991 when Russia became the first country to successfully test a scramjet. More tests followed, and with the help of NASA, Russia successfully flew a hydrogen-fueled scramjet at up to Mach 6.4 over Kazakhstan in 1998. In 2001, U.S. defense analysts took notice of a mysterious ultra-high-speed Russian missile test suspected of being powered by a scramjet. The first successful solo American scramjet tests didn’t occur until the 2000s, though they were some of the first tests to use engines that operated entirely as scramjets. The earlier Russian tests were hybrid ramjets — slightly different, with oxygen only moving at subsonic speeds inside the engine.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pacelli View Post

    They could never build one decent car but always excelled at building missiles.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Demigod View Post
    They could never build one decent car but always excelled at building missiles.
    They could probably build a decent car if they strapped a warhead to the front of it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by shane77m View Post
    They could probably build a decent car if they strapped a warhead to the front of it.
    LMFAO
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    Quote Originally Posted by Demigod View Post
    They could never build one decent car but always excelled at building missiles.
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    this kind of technology will allow us to launch unmanned drones from our country to anywhere in the world in a matter of hours.... how lovely.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Mitrosky View Post
    this kind of technology will allow us to launch unmanned drones from our country to anywhere in the world in a matter of hours.... how lovely.
    Without the Visible launch signature of an ICBM.

    A FIRST STRIKE Offensive weapon. Period. Hundreds of Millions wasted on it already,,Billions yet to be wasted on it.
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