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Project Pluto: Nuclear powered unmanned bomber

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posted on May, 17 2008 @ 07:45 PM
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AKA "The Flying Crowbar", This simple and workable project was an attempt to build a Mach 3+ unmanned nuclear bomber that had virtually unlimited range and to fly at a very low altitude to avoid radar detection.

More Info: www.merkle.com...




posted on May, 17 2008 @ 08:23 PM
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Nice find but think its a scatched idea most these since they have the sams.



posted on May, 17 2008 @ 10:06 PM
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I think it was killed by the SALT treaty not SAMs

[edit on 17-5-2008 by planeman]



posted on May, 18 2008 @ 12:15 AM
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Good Read. Thank you


The tech may still be used oneday for interplanetary spacefilght

[edit on 18-5-2008 by Daedalus3]



posted on May, 18 2008 @ 05:15 PM
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Ram jets don't work in space.



posted on May, 18 2008 @ 09:29 PM
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And how do you suppose to get an air-breathing engine to work in space?

Shattered OUT...



posted on May, 21 2008 @ 09:33 AM
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Originally posted by ShatteredSkies
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And how do you suppose to get an air-breathing engine to work in space?

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Well you don't breathe air. You don't need combustive fuel-air mixtures here; The craft can ingest intra planetary/interstellar matter in a collector and propel it out using nuclear explosive force.

I believe its called ram scoop?



posted on May, 21 2008 @ 09:41 AM
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I believe what you're referring to is a Hydrogen Fusion Ramjet.

Operates on the same principles as a Ramjet, only uses the materials found in space instead air.

A regular ramjet needs ram-air to produce thrust.

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posted on May, 22 2008 @ 09:05 AM
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Originally posted by ShatteredSkies
I believe what you're referring to is a Hydrogen Fusion Ramjet.

Operates on the same principles as a Ramjet, only uses the materials found in space instead air.

A regular ramjet needs ram-air to produce thrust.

Shattered OUT...


Yes, I believe we are in agreement.




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