posted on Oct, 6 2009 @ 06:12 PM
Originally posted by Zyril
Originally posted by platipus
russia thinks its all good
Well, do you honestly believe that the americans are that more advanced in technology than the rest of the world and Russia?
Obviously, official new aircraft are alot better than older official aircraft. New secret aircraft are of course alot better than what anyone can hope
for though. Surely, Russia have secret projects that are probably as advanced as the american projects. Maybe the two countries aren't equal, but the
fact that some people tend to believe that the american technology is lightyears before the russian technology is just stupid.
I'm not so sure about that. I remember as a kid reading about the Rolls Royce design for HTOL craft which, at the time, was pencilled in for regular
flights by the mid 80s, cutting the journey time between London and Sydney to 4 1/2 hours. 25 years alter we are still waiting and, save for, the
Aurora this technology doesn't seem to have truly taken up..
The essential problem, as i se it is this. Yes we can make bigger, but so far. All we have is basically the same power plant heating air forced
through a turbine as we did 70 years ago. Yes, we can incorporate computer systems to allow shapes, that until now, were inherently unstable, to
What we can't as yet, is negate the laws of aerodynamics by the creation of a *dead space pocket* around anything bigger than a wire frame in
someone's garage in Seattle.
I'm sure they are trying to work it out, However, the history of technology teaches us this. it's the mavericks make the huge leaps forward, not
the establishment. The chances are, when someone does finally crack it, it will be on camera, in front of a select few who can be bothered to even
show up, in some field in, probably, the last place we ever expect.