mham001
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Mach 8.6

Fri Sep 06, 2019 5:36 pm

See it for yourself, it is worth your time. About one mile per second. Be sure to turn up the sound!

While this is a land based test track, the research is conducted by USAF for air and space travel.

https://www.instagram.com/p/B2Do9wXDdPi ... hare_sheet

The YouTubes linked in this article explain the place and history at Holloman AFB.
https://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/2 ... e-insanity
 
anshabhi
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Re: Mach 8.6

Sat Sep 07, 2019 7:41 am

Cool but there's quite a difference between firing a bullet and flying an airplane
 
Legs
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Re: Mach 8.6

Sat Sep 07, 2019 9:21 am

anshabhi wrote:
Cool but there's quite a difference between firing a bullet and flying an airplane


True, but you have to crawl before you can walk. Lessons learned from this research will be used to improve the breed of future air-vehicles.

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