The U.S. Has Tested a Military Hypersonic Engine for Missile or Plane
WASHINGTON, (BM) – At a special research area in the US state of Colorado have passed the British test engine for hypersonic vehicles. Creators powerplant report that it allows speeds up to 5 m (5 sound velocity), learned BulgarianMilitary.com, quoting Topwar.
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It is noted that a crucial part of hypersonic engine is ultralight precooling heat exchanger. It prevents overheating of the motor at hypersonic speeds.
The creation of hypersonic engine, which, as stated, can be installed not only on the missile, but also to the aviation vehicles as aircraft, engaged in several groups with funding, including from the British government. The development involved the US defense research agency DARPA, as well as the European Space Agency. DARPA calls HTX implemented project.
From the message Developer Reaction Engines Ltd: “We have the engine and it might develop such speed that is twice higher speed, such as “Concord” plane and about 50 percent above the SR-71 Blackbird speed. As a result, we can get the fastest aircraft ever used in the world.”
It is noted that the temperature during the test installation reaches about 1000 degrees Celsius, but such a high temperature strays more than twice almost instantaneously – for 1/20 of a second because of the use of pre-cooling technology.
The next phase of testing will take place already in the UK, where the plant is built in Westcott.
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