Hypersonic Aircraft Reveals

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Yazata Offline
Here's an extraordinarily informative article from Air Force Magazine discussing new reveals from Boeing about their Valkyrie hypersonic aircraft design. A model with new details was displayed at the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics convention in San Diego recently. In the course of the article, you get fascinating comments from a top (non-Boeing) industry expert about the engineering challenges of hypersonic flight and about how Boeing seems to be addressing them. Gives a good sense of the current state of the art.

https://www.airforcemag.com/boeing-updat...ic-design/

And a couple of tweets from an Aviation Week and Space Technology reporter with photos of the model

https://twitter.com/AvWeekGuy/status/147...5972193280

https://twitter.com/AvWeekGuy/status/147...8452227072

Boeing render


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(Jan 11, 2022 09:49 PM)Yazata Wrote: [...] you get fascinating comments from a top (non-Boeing) industry expert about the engineering challenges of hypersonic flight and about how Boeing seems to be addressing them...


Hopefully that's the case, or how it will turn out competently. But being the Boeing of today that's run by an administration of bean-counters instead of a culture of engineers, who knows...

Looks and sounds like great designs and achievements in the works.
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