Forums Forums - Off Topic Forum FUN





Go Back   Forums Forums - Off Topic Forum FUN > Vehicles > Planes / Aviation Forum

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 01-17-2018, 08:49 PM
Melensdad's Avatar
Melensdad Melensdad is offline
Jerk in a Hawaiian Shirt

 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Indiana
Posts: 34,939
Thanks: 1,796
Thanked 6,088 Times in 2,702 Posts
Melensdad has a spectacular aura aboutMelensdad has a spectacular aura about
Exclamation Does a US "Hypersonic" jet already exist at Area 51?

This is pretty interesting. Its very possible that the US military already has at least 1 Hypersonic aircraft, possibly code named the SR-72, and resides at the Lockheed Martin "Skunkworks" facility in the super secret "Area 51" airbase.

FULL STORY & IMAGES >>> https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-...eady-been-made
Quote:
Skunk Works Exec Hints US Hypersonic Bomber Has "Already Been Made"

Last week we noted that “hypersonic aircraft and missiles are being developed and tested by the United States, Russia, and China at an accelerating pace.” The race for hypersonic technologies has flourished among global superpowers, who realize that the first to possess these technologies will revolutionize their civilian and military programs.

Curiously, Lockheed Martin’s mysterious Skunk Works team might have just spilled the beans about a completed hypersonic aircraft ready to upgrade the long-retired Mach 3 SR-71 dubbed the “Son of Blackbird.”

Jack O’Banion, Vice President of Strategy and Customer Requirements, Advanced Development Programs for Lockheed Martin, spoke at an aerospace conference last week, where he suggested that the hypersonic SR-72 aircraft might already exist.

...

“We couldn’t have made the engine itself—it would have melted down into slag if we had tried to produce it five years ago,” O’Banion said.

“But now we can digitally print that engine with an incredibly sophisticated cooling system integral into the material of the engine itself, and have that engine survive for multiple firings for routine operation.” The aircraft is also agile at hypersonic speeds, with reliable engine starts, he said.

...

... Lockheed failed to confirm any of O’Banion’s comments. The aerospace defense contractor “continues to advance and test technologies which will benefit hypersonic flight,” spokeswoman Melissa Dalton said in an email.

...
__________________

"We are fast approaching the stage of the ultimate inversion:
the stage where the government is free to do anything it pleases,
while the citizens may act only by permission; which is the stage
of the darkest periods of human history, the stage of rule by brute force."
- Ayn Rand
Reply With Quote
The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to Melensdad For This Useful Post:
Doc  (02-02-2018), jim slagle  (02-02-2018)
  #2  
Old 01-17-2018, 09:03 PM
TiredRetired's Avatar
TiredRetired TiredRetired is offline
The Old Salt
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Green Mountain State
Posts: 9,945
Thanks: 4,741
Thanked 8,423 Times in 3,392 Posts
TiredRetired has a spectacular aura aboutTiredRetired has a spectacular aura about
Default Re: Does a US "Hypersonic" jet already exist at Area 51?

Whatever China and Russia has, you can bet we have something better.

They are always a day late and a dollar short when it comes to trying to keep up with us.
__________________
I'd Rather Be Russian Then A Democrat.
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to TiredRetired For This Useful Post:
jim slagle  (02-02-2018)
  #3  
Old 02-02-2018, 09:31 AM
JimVT's Avatar
JimVT JimVT is offline
Bronze Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Enumclaw WA.
Posts: 3,395
Thanks: 4
Thanked 1,136 Times in 551 Posts
JimVT is on a distinguished road
Default Re: Does a US "Hypersonic" jet already exist at Area 51?

pictures of a pulse jet vapor jet trail were posted 5 years ago
__________________
Jim KF7RiN
#185 snow trac
2004 pistenbully canyon
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 02-02-2018, 02:20 PM
nixon's Avatar
nixon nixon is offline
Boned
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Northern suburbs of West Sunbury ,Pa.
Posts: 4,750
Thanks: 711
Thanked 908 Times in 300 Posts
nixon will become famous soon enoughnixon will become famous soon enough
Default Re: Does a US "Hypersonic" jet already exist at Area 51?

Quote:
Originally Posted by JimVT View Post
pictures of a pulse jet vapor jet trail were posted 5 years ago
I have it from a fairly average source that those plans were compromised,and that the Iranians have built their own version of it .It appears to be capable of operating from unimproved fields !
Attached Images
 
__________________
Never laugh at your wife's choices....
YOU are one of them .

08f150 @AS

Last edited by nixon; 02-02-2018 at 02:31 PM.
Reply With Quote
The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to nixon For This Useful Post:
jim slagle  (02-02-2018), TiredRetired (02-02-2018)
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Does "Stealth Jihad" Really Exist? Danang Sailor Religious Debate Forum 2 12-25-2014 07:48 PM
Proposed New Topic Area - "Sushi Lounge" mtntopper Junkman's Corner 8 01-05-2009 06:34 AM
Living in a remote area " The country life" BigAl Agriculture & Rural Living Forum 4 05-05-2007 06:54 PM





All times are GMT -4. The time now is 04:48 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.2
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright © 2002 - 2018 www.ForumsForums.com