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    Quote Originally Posted by Troy View Post
    supercruise is flying at supersonic speed without the use of reheat. Reheat is still required to pass through the transonic region into the supersonic region due to the high wave drag.

    The J58 is fitted to the SR-71 and has variable bypass to allow speeds around M3. The temperature rise as you increase M was the limiting factor for concorde due to the materials used. It is also likely to be the reason for this aircraft.

    This is the chief engineer of the XB-1


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    "if everything goes ok they might have seven planes by 2027". and a trip to london might be as little as $5000. As wonderful as this project might be , I am sure i will never be on one of them, So forgive me if I don't care.

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    Russia has entered the race with a sst business jet

    Apparently they are serious and have been busy. A strange engine was spotted on the test bed the other day...






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