Re: Tiny SST (was: SST development)

From:         drinkard@bcstec.ca.boeing.com (Terrell D. Drinkard)
Organization: The Boeing Company
Date:         25 Sep 96 13:40:10 
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In article <airliners.1996.1893@ohare.Chicago.COM>,
Don Stokes <Don.Stokes@vuw.ac.nz> wrote:
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>Question: would a small SST, say 20 seats plus crew, say the size of a
>(shudder) metroliner, travelling at Mach 2 at 55,000+ ft, produce enough
>of a sonic boom at ground level to prevent overflying populated areas?

In a word, yes.

There are several caveats to that statement.  One, no weird configurations
(there are some data that suggest that the skewed wing configurations can
be designed to fly very quietly).  Two, no advancement in wing technology
from four years ago.

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Terry
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