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When WWII ended, American engineers examined a trove of Nazi concepts for rocket-powered weapons and airplanes. One of the most terrifying was Eugen Sänger's antipodal bomber, a manned supersonic plane designed to reach any city on Earth in one hour. Thank heavens it never worked.
T-stoff, concentrated hydrogen peroxide, is a powerful corrosive and the pilot pilot sat between two tanks of it.
“One pilot did get dissolved by T stoff flowing into the cockpit after the aircraft crashed on take-off and inverted
The volatile fuel could dissolve the flesh of pilots & ground crew in a matter of seconds. The pilot's flight suit, boots, underwear and gloves are made of a non-organic, nylon-like material. Clothing made of organic material like cotton would burst into flames on contact with the fuel.
originally posted by: sputniksteve
a reply to: teamcommander
I am completely ignorant on this topic, so please forgive me if I am making a fool of myself. Couldn't they just launch at an acceptable speed and then increase speed to what's desired in order to make the time they claimed?