Indeed, it is possible to survive extreme speeds, so long as your are protected by an airframe that remains intact. It is perfectly feasible to
survive speeds in excess of mach 25, as the Space Shuttle crews do on a regular basis, as they rarely exceed 3 Gs.
G Suits do not in themselves do much to "protect" a crew member from G Forces. Their main function is to prevent a pilot from loosing consciousness
in a high G maneuver. In dogfighting at normal transsonic velocities, pilots routinely exceed 10 Gs, and the danger lies in all the blood in thier
bodies being pulled downward into thier legs. The resulting oxygen deprivation will cause a pilot to black out, and thereby loose control.
The G Suits are basically jump suits with inflatable bladders around the legs and lower abdomen that automatically inflate in high G loads, and force
the blood back into the upper body and head.
I have read some articles concerning experimental uses of water/fluid filled G couches that pivot to different orientations to lessen the directional
G forces on a pilot. The water filled couches completely enclose the pilot, and completely support his/her body in all axis of strain, thereby
significantly increasing his/her survivability at extreme high Gs.
Of interest is the fact that the Magneto Hydrodynamic Propulsion systems used in the X Craft will likely require less sophisticated G force protection
for the crew, as it appears as a function of its propulsion system, all internal inertia of the vehicle is dampened and the crew would feel NO G
LaViolette said that Brown's research showed that, like the charged plates of his capacitors, these ion clouds induced a gravitational force directed
in the minus to plus direction. In short, a gravitational well formed ahead of the disc which pulled the craft, while a gravitational hill formed
behind the craft and pushed it. As the disc moved forward in response to its self-generated gravity field, it would carry with it its positive and
negative ion clouds and their associated electrogravity gradient. The discs in effect would ride their advancing gravity wave much like surfers ride
an ocean wave, LaViolette said.
The occupants of one of the saucers, if there were occupants, would feel no stress at all no matter how sharp the turn or how great the acceleration,
LaViolette said. This was because the ship and is occupants and the load are all responding equally to the wavelike distortion of the local grsharp
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Brown by 1952 had put together a proposal, code named ``Project Winterhaven,'' LaViolette said, which suggested that the military develop an
antigravity combat saucer with Mach 3 capability. As early as 1954, according to a report prepared by the private aviation intelligence firm Aviation
Studies International Ltd., the Air Force had begun plans to fund research that would accomplish Project Winterhaven's objectives.