posted on Mar, 23 2015 @ 11:17 PM
a reply to: neformore
Nice to see that American Superiorty Syndrome still exists.... (yawn)
Err,... what are you talking about? Nobody actually went pro US, "let’s bash Russia” on us. You made that up. Responses up until your post ranged
from, "interesting", "to not practical" , "not technically possible", and “are they boasting again?”, with the proposal they have given us.
Nobody was beating a pro US line, period.
Given that they built this,
Antonov An-225 Mriya
Yes they did and a marvellous achievement it was, but they only ever built one and that was over 25 yrs ago before the WarPac and Soviet Union
collapsed that threw tens of thousands of their aerospace engineers out of work, closed design bureaus and factories, most of which has never been
recovered. So its little wonder that people regardless of what they think of the design are sceptical such an idea can be pulled off today and in less
than 9 years. How long has the F-35 program been running now and with how many more resources and cash available?
With Russian technology, and russian engines, I would suggest that they can build what they propose.
Given only just what I have said above, how do you propose they will do it? Russian engines are by their own admission inferior. What they propose
propulsion wise has never really been achieved, and it has flaws I will discuss later.
But then again, because it’s not an American proposal, let’s just piss all over the idea of it, right?
Again, what are you talking about? Nobody was "pissing" all over it. It was pointed out the technical flaws by most with a couple of responders
making reference to Russia's propensity to make outlandish technical boasts that never see the light of day. Russia has come up with some very good
ideas and developed plenty of interesting technology, but there are two, no actually make that three problems with this proposal. Firstly the artist
rendition they have floated goes against just about every conceivable aerodynamic principle to build a supersonic transport that large, in fact that
wing at any size will not go supersonic. Not unless it turns out to be a swing or morphing wing, which I doubt. Secondly, the technical requirements
to build a supersonic transport capable of lifting a 200t payload 4000 miles is probably beyond the reach of everybody at this time, even if it was a
collaborative effort. The technology doesn't exist for much of what they are proposing and the power plant being put forward is untried and untested
at that scale and those speeds. And thirdly Russia has a serious skills shortage as a direct result of their own government’s enormous cutbacks in
the 90's, not to mention they seem to be having trouble paying for all their other programs, let alone this. Many of the best and brightest exited
the industry or went to work in the west. So who exactly is going to design, prototype the technology required and build this, all in less than 9
Grow up people.
Hmmm,.... less said the better me thinks.