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Russia claims HYPERSONIC fighter

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posted on Jan, 26 2016 @ 02:25 PM
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a reply to: anzha

A missile isn't an interceptor though, which is what was asked about.




posted on Jan, 26 2016 @ 02:26 PM
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a reply to: BASSPLYR

Do you believe such an option would ever be necessary?



posted on Jan, 26 2016 @ 02:33 PM
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So, what, if it fired off a missile, yet was going faster than the missile it would shoot itself?




posted on Jan, 26 2016 @ 02:38 PM
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a reply to: aorAki

They'd have to slow down to fire a missile or develop new missiles with a higher top speed. The stress of being that fast when launched wouldn't be good for the missile.



posted on Jan, 26 2016 @ 02:49 PM
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a reply to: Zaphod58

Wasn't lockheed confident they could a launch missile (or was it bombs) from a Sr-71 at Mach 3ish? Slowing down to just mach 3 and launching is still pretty good.



posted on Jan, 26 2016 @ 02:53 PM
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a reply to: BASSPLYR

A lot of missiles have a top speed near mach 4. Firing a missile at mach 3 puts stress on it, but it's still got room for that stress. Firing a mach 4 missile at or over its top speed is going to cause Bad Things to happen.



posted on Jan, 26 2016 @ 02:56 PM
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originally posted by: Zaphod58
Firing a mach 4 missile at or over its top speed is going to cause Bad Things to happen.


One could argue that firing a missile nearly always causes bad things to happen...



posted on Jan, 26 2016 @ 02:59 PM
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a reply to: aorAki

Not to the one firing them, unlike this case.



posted on Jan, 26 2016 @ 02:59 PM
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originally posted by: BASSPLYR
a reply to: Zaphod58

Wasn't lockheed confident they could a launch missile (or was it bombs) from a Sr-71 at Mach 3ish? Slowing down to just mach 3 and launching is still pretty good.


Yes, the AIM-54 Phoenix and AWG-9 radar for the F-14 began life as the AIM-47 Falcon for the YF-12A, the interceptor version of the A-12/SR-71.

The program evolved far enough for live test firing at Mach 3 before it was canceled.
edit on 26-1-2016 by Drunkenparrot because: (no reason given)



posted on Jan, 26 2016 @ 03:25 PM
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originally posted by: verschickter
a reply to: intrptr

Of course the fighter will fly mach4+ from the start and can´t throttle down...


Well I hope its got a toilet.



posted on Jan, 26 2016 @ 03:28 PM
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a reply to: Drunkenparrot

I wondered if they ever got a shot off!
I s there and film of it?



posted on Jan, 26 2016 @ 04:24 PM
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posted on Jan, 26 2016 @ 04:29 PM
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a reply to: Zaphod58

Hey zaph, first of all awesome link to video. But got a question for ya. Why was the A12's nose so different shaped than the 71?



posted on Jan, 26 2016 @ 04:42 PM
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a reply to: Zaphod58

Didn't green flame already break that mark?



posted on Jan, 26 2016 @ 04:44 PM
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a reply to: BASSPLYR

The A-12 wasn't, the YF-12 was. It had to fit the AN/ASG-18 fire control radar that the A-12 didn't require.



posted on Jan, 26 2016 @ 04:57 PM
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a reply to: Zaphod58

Interesting.

The shape of the YF-12A is different all around from the A12-OXCART. The YF looks like they chopped the nose off a SR-71 and modified it.



posted on Jan, 26 2016 @ 05:00 PM
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a reply to: cavtrooper7


TR3B level pipe dream. Like methamphetamine pipe dream levels here. Won't matter anyway, like the 4th gen migs that precede it, it won't survive in contested airspace.



posted on Jan, 26 2016 @ 05:02 PM
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a reply to: gpols

The YF added a second cockpit for the weapons officer, the AN/ASG-18 radar, plus some changes to allow for the weapons carriage, and release. The basic airframe from the top and from the cockpit back was the same.

This is a pretty cool line drawing of the differences between the different models.




posted on Jan, 26 2016 @ 05:07 PM
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a reply to: BigTrain

green ladys not a fighter interceptor. Shes strictly in charge of delivering the mail and any high important messages in the event of a communications blackout. Sometimes they make her burn red on christmas eve and fly her across third world nations to give the kids hope



posted on Jan, 26 2016 @ 05:09 PM
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a reply to: Zaphod58

Wow. Never realized her rear was different too. Whats with that Zaph. Why'd the 12's have different backsides from the 71's?



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