posted on Dec, 12 2017 @ 01:02 AM
a reply to: Blackfinger
zaph does bring up a very valid point (as usual) about the degree of material science needed to pull off sustained hypersonic flight through the
atmosphere. I personally believe russia is nowhere near close enough to that threshold to achieve that. So them claiming a mig capable of that to me
seems highly suspect. Werent their migs that were capable of very brief mach three dashes basically near ruined after single attempts? I dont see
them with their meager budgets getting too much further with tangible developments material science wise since then.
Second item of contention. Electromagnetic cannons. Err. Ok. Two immediate problems. Again material science wise. Russia is far behind the usa
in that and even the usa had a hell of a time getting our rail guns to fire more than a few times before their magnets were shot and wrecked. How
much better do folks really think with their flinsy budgets the russians are doing in that avenue? Seems to me more like a rail gun/electromagnetic
cannon that would fire once, likely miss, and then malfunction and fail to fire again leaving the mig in deep doodoo when pissed off f22 and f35
pilots swing back around and punt the annoying migs back to where they came from.
Another problem. How on earth are they going to power their electromagnetic cannons. I figure that would take a chunk of power they cant currently
produce inside their aircraft. What are they going to do hire Doc Brown to put lightning rods on all their migs then have them only operate in
lightening storms hoping for a lucky zap so they can fire their rail guns.
Russia has great minds and ideas. They dont have the money to make almost any of them happen.
On a side note howd you guys do with the storms last week. I am seriously jealous of where you live. It really is close to being paradise.
edit on 12-12-2017 by BASSPLYR because: (no reason given)