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originally posted by: BASSPLYR
a reply to: Zaphod58
so in the tbcc the scramjet is like a bypass duct that goes underneath the turbine where the fuel is ignited and shot out the back. wouldn't you need to change the inlet shape as it transitions from turbine to scram jet mode to keep the compression up? sounds difficult. i can see why they are struggling with hypersonics. they need breakthroughs in inlet design and compressors.