a reply to: muzzleflash
No problem man, you mentioned that you were dealing with IRL issues so I tried to keep it going and at least somewhat answer the extremely good
questions skeptical people were asking.
I'm sure I frustrated the hell out of them with my refusal to be specific about things, but I was just trying to be intellectually honest and frankly
that left me having to say i don't know to almost all of them.
The secret fuel that might exist which I was referring to is basically a silicon based liquid fuel which reacts and burns both oxygen and nitrogen!
Now if you look at the composition of our atmosphere by percentage, something that uses nitrogen instead of oxygen in combustion is going to be
capable of pretty phenomenal power densities.
Now unfortunately this fuel has one pretty glaring technical deficiency. That being that shorter chain molecules of this silicon based hydrocarbon
analog are ridiculously unstable and tend to detonate at random.
So yes you have this awesome potential fuel with phenomenal energy content, but you have to figure out how to synthesize it extremely precisely with
literally none of the shorter chain length molecules in them. With hydrocarbons this isn't an issue.
The lore behind all this goes that the Nazis were developing this stuff but kept blowing up. Post war paperclip happens and project silver bug etc end
up way the hell out in the middle of nowhere Western Canada... (Somewhere people won't notice the frequent explosions and you can police up the debris
from your destroyed prototypes without prying eyes)
Now assuming that you did close in on workable solutions and didn't want the other side to know... Well the avrocar fiasco would probably be a pretty
good way to do the hiding. (Also if you look at the avrocar's museum career, you'd almost start to wonder if maybe it didn't have WAY MORE
significance than a failed prototype should)
Ok so what's the problem with any of this and why would you be reluctant to bring it up?
Because it's intimately tied with the whole nazi wunderwaffe genre and crowd who I frankly do not trust even a little bit if they're the only sources
And on this thing, there's enough other tantalizing tidbits and etc Out there surrounding it that it can't be dismissed out of hand. That said,
there's also not nearly enough of these tidbits and etc out there to fully counteract the taint on the subject that the initial stories coming out of
the wunderwaffe woo factory rightfully imposes on the subject.