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Boeing is at it again

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posted on Jan, 29 2018 @ 09:42 PM
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Not much to say about this one yet, but Boeing just posted to Facebook that "hypersonic flight is on the horizon", and that on Feb 1st they will be disclosing more about their program. No links yet, but I'll watch and update when they show up.

Facebook post
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posted on Jan, 29 2018 @ 09:45 PM
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Boeing....I love you....

just something about the whole......image.....

no the accomplishments....no....the coolness in Seattle having eleven factories.....yes....I miss IVAR'S sooo baddd dang me


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posted on Jan, 29 2018 @ 09:50 PM
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a reply to: Zaphod58

Wow, just really, really neat, both the concept of hypersonic speeds actually being on the horizon and the design of the concept vehicle itself.



posted on Jan, 29 2018 @ 09:54 PM
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a reply to: BlueJacket

The key is figuring out the TBCC. They've been trying different configurations, without much luck previously, but apparently they think they've got it figured out now.



posted on Jan, 29 2018 @ 10:01 PM
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Cool, it looks all futurey.



posted on Jan, 29 2018 @ 10:17 PM
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I gotta say that thing would just slip right through the air.....zzipp



posted on Jan, 29 2018 @ 10:20 PM
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a reply to: Zaphod58

TBCC?
pardon my ignorance



posted on Jan, 29 2018 @ 10:25 PM
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a reply to: BlueJacket

Turbine Based Combined Cycle engine. Right now, to reach hypersonic speeds, the airframe needs a booster to push it to near mach 4, where the scramjet or ramjet engine can start to operate. That means it needs to be air launched.

The TBCC uses a regular turbine based engine to accelerate to the mach 2-3 region, which is about as fast as they can go. Once in that region it switches to a separate fuel, and the engine becomes a ramjet. This allows the hypersonic aircraft to takeoff as a normal aircraft, from anywhere that has a runway.




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posted on Jan, 29 2018 @ 10:46 PM
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originally posted by: Zaphod58
a reply to: BlueJacket

Turbine Based Combined Cycle engine. Right now, to reach hypersonic speeds, the airframe needs a booster to push it to near mach 4, where the scramjet or ramjet engine can start to operate. That means it needs to be air launched.

The TBCC uses a regular turbine based engine to accelerate to the mach 2-3 region, which is about as fast as they can go. Once in that region it switches to a separate fuel, and the engine becomes a ramjet. This allows the hypersonic aircraft to takeoff as a normal aircraft, from anywhere that has a runway.







I that why the SR-71 was a tad faster than advertised?
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posted on Jan, 29 2018 @ 10:51 PM
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a reply to: nwtrucker

No, that was just them trying to hide the actual top speed. The J57 was a turbojet. They have a higher top speed than a turbine engine, but are less efficient at lower speeds.



posted on Jan, 29 2018 @ 11:10 PM
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a reply to: Zaphod58

Off topic but 3 out of the four doomsday planes were in the air a short while ago think this is part of the Nevada exersizes?... if their transponders are on I guess so



posted on Jan, 29 2018 @ 11:22 PM
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a reply to: khnum

I think two of them just completed repairs from the damage last year. They're probably on FCFs. One might be part of Red Flag though.



posted on Jan, 29 2018 @ 11:24 PM
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a reply to: Zaphod58

Thanks a lot like me are jittery about this memo as in the tv series Jericho



posted on Jan, 29 2018 @ 11:37 PM
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originally posted by: Zaphod58
a reply to: BlueJacket

The key is figuring out the TBCC. They've been trying different configurations, without much luck previously, but apparently they think they've got it figured out now.


they leased the rights to the "tbcc" for their bird?



posted on Jan, 29 2018 @ 11:44 PM
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a reply to: BASSPLYR

No. It's part of the DARPA AFRE program.



posted on Jan, 30 2018 @ 12:20 AM
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a reply to: Zaphod58

ah. so they all get to play with the technology. what's the full range part about.
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posted on Jan, 30 2018 @ 01:27 AM
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Is this where Lockheed come out with "yeah ours has already been flying"?



posted on Jan, 30 2018 @ 04:45 AM
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a reply to: Woody510

Lockheed never says anything like that. Even if it is, we won't find out unless the Pentagon says so.



posted on Jan, 30 2018 @ 05:05 AM
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a reply to: Zaphod58
They came pretty close to admitting to at least demonstrators though.



posted on Jan, 30 2018 @ 05:14 AM
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a reply to: mightmight

They always like to run right up to the line and then shut up.




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