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SR-72

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posted on May, 21 2015 @ 07:16 PM
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a reply to: Blackfinger

Nah...
TR3-b




posted on May, 21 2015 @ 07:34 PM
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a reply to: Blackfinger

Maybe the other way around????

New engines, updated proven planform using what they learned from several previous types of planforms? I say the best way to go green is to not go green anymore. Green might be a trend of the past soon perhaps? HTV-3X planform looks like it lacks a crucial component to the whole idea of the new bird. Nice engines though. Just my speculation though.



posted on May, 21 2015 @ 07:41 PM
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a reply to: BASSPLYR

you guys are on a hypothetical kick tonite.

almost like something is coming out of the bag soon.



posted on May, 21 2015 @ 07:43 PM
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a reply to: grey580

Not that I know of. Hypothetically.



posted on May, 21 2015 @ 08:16 PM
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a reply to: BASSPLYR



Hrmmmmmmmm



posted on May, 21 2015 @ 09:55 PM
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originally posted by: Zaphod58
a reply to: Soylent Green Is People

Hypothetically, imagine what could be done if they were able to remove that turbofan speed limit.

Hypothetically of course.


Well, that's easy. Just slow the air down coming in, and speed it back up going out.



posted on May, 21 2015 @ 10:02 PM
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originally posted by: Zaphod58
a reply to: Soylent Green Is People

Hypothetically, imagine what could be done if they were able to remove that turbofan speed limit.

Hypothetically of course.


You mean by replacing the o rings with something liek aerogel so the shaft can spin much faster?



posted on May, 22 2015 @ 12:06 AM
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Was just thinking why go for a new airframe where they can just update an A12 or Sr71.Grow it new skins...



posted on May, 22 2015 @ 12:52 AM
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originally posted by: grey580
a reply to: Blackfinger

Nah...
TR3-b



ohhh man you did it now, the TR-3b really gets under the skin of one of the guys around here i wont say names but you better be ready for the wrath



lol, I'm just kidding kind of.


Yuppa you think aerogel could make a o-ring that had a seal? it seems very brittle



posted on May, 22 2015 @ 10:17 AM
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originally posted by: penroc3

originally posted by: grey580
a reply to: Blackfinger

Nah...
TR3-b



ohhh man you did it now, the TR-3b really gets under the skin of one of the guys around here i wont say names but you better be ready for the wrath



lol, I'm just kidding kind of.


Yuppa you think aerogel could make a o-ring that had a seal? it seems very brittle


Depends on how good it is. Im sure the black level stuff is prolly light years better than the white world version.



posted on May, 22 2015 @ 10:51 AM
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a reply to: Blackfinger

Problem with that is although the Sr-71 has some stealthy characteristics we can make a more stealthy aircraft nowadays that would work better. Plus there are better arrangements for where the engines can be placed than the way the 71 did it. The successor, hypothetically, would have had a different planform that was stealthier and faster but lacked in one aspect neither in the past had. Maybe they wanted that aspect it lacked included and then went and made a whole new airframe/planform to incorporate said aspect. Plus there are ways to develop a higher lift ratio that you might want included that were not on the SR-71. Hypothetically. From there develop better even faster engines with less "unsightly issues" throw those in and you have a brand new bird much more capable than all of her predecessors. Hypothetically speaking. But that is just my speculation.



posted on May, 22 2015 @ 09:43 PM
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Hypothetically how many bird/birds would be needed to fulfill the Sr71 role?.With Sats and other means wouldn,t the workload be lessened to a point that "cough" would only be one or two airframes..Keeps cost down..




posted on May, 22 2015 @ 10:04 PM
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originally posted by: BASSPLYR
a reply to: Blackfinger

The successor, hypothetically, would have had a different planform that was stealthier and faster but lacked in one aspect neither in the past had.


Yup, One aspect.



posted on May, 22 2015 @ 10:11 PM
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Niiiiiiiiiiiiiiice...But thats a current contract.The Green Lady has been going for at least a couple of years..They had to put something in to replace the Sr71 when it retired.



posted on May, 22 2015 @ 10:13 PM
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a reply to: Blackfinger

A combined cycle engine would be insanely useful for other things, and hiding it in plain sight just makes things more confused. It's only one way to do it.



posted on May, 23 2015 @ 12:52 AM
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a reply to: BASSPLYR

Oh I`m sure before you could finish that first inquiry you`d be surrounded by "camo dudes" and politely escorted to a jail cell with a complementary cavity search and matching orange jumpsuit. An installation like Groom and other secret research facilities would surely have a maintenance crew but I doubt they`d be let into the hangars with the aircraft in them. Even if they were storage hangars for any older aircraft being kept around for whatever reason, but maybe one still leaks JP-7 all over the ground.

Wait why would you have a secret craft in a secure base in a locked up, guarded hangar, in the middle of a radioactive desert be under a tarp?



posted on May, 23 2015 @ 04:08 AM
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I don' want to offense anybody but the more I think about it, the more I believe in an urban legend. We see that on the net since a lot of years, the first with the Aurora legend , after with the Blackswift and now the SR-71 HYPOTHETICAL successor. Since ten years we lose our mind about it and there is still no picture and for the instance there is more hypersonic programs about a weapon than a plane why ?? If the technology is very mature we must see new bomber with this engine or new long range air-air interceptor?? For futur aircraft at the better we will see variable cycle engine, but combined cycle is not on the road of a bomber or a fighter why ? Because in MY OPINION (just me) its very difficult to build this kind of engine if not impossible.
edit on 23-5-2015 by darksidius because: (no reason given)



posted on May, 23 2015 @ 04:24 AM
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Beautiful picture of hypothetical SR-72 www.popsci.com...



posted on May, 23 2015 @ 04:42 AM
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Intelgurl said in 2007 that the "SR-72" would be operational in a few years.

Timeline would be about right for a partial disclosure/flex around 2014/15 as that would provide a good few years to become fully operational?

Pretty much everything she posted was accurate and the sources were confirmed as Air Force in this case so can't see there's much to doubt from her original stickied posts and pic of the model.



posted on May, 23 2015 @ 04:53 AM
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a reply to: darksidius

Combined cycle engines are for hypersonic aircraft. The new bomber isn't, do it doesn't need it. You don't put an engine you don't need on an aircraft.




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