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Originally posted by waynos
Right, footies over, here's the little bit I know about the first two projects
The Mikoyan 301 dates from the early 1990's ans was to be a hypersonic high altitude reconnaissance aircraft with possibilites in the bomber role.
It was envisaged as using a hybrid powerplant to attain speeds in excess of mach 3.5, above which they would work as ramjets, which sounds exactly like a scramjet engine.
Originally posted by intelgurl
why then do the Russians see such value in such an aircraft to be pursuing the technology?
Originally posted by MadGreebo
None of those russian designs even get close to the utter beauty of this wind tunnel model from nasa.....
Any body have any idea at all what it is and if it went any further than a wind tunnel model?? Doesn't look stealth just looks so damn beautiful!
all info appreciated.