Re: Boeing's Sonic Cruiser - a Boeing stealth aircraft

Date:         09 Apr 2001 15:37:05 
From:         Malcolm Weir <>
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On 04 Apr 2001 16:41:04 , "Paul Palmer" <> caused to
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>I worked on General Dynamics' F-16XL, which had a double-delta "cranked
>arrow" wing.  The program was originally called SCAMP, which was an acronym
>for 'supersonic cruise at mil power'.  Mil power is without afterburner, and
>SS cruise without it is something that could not be done on the 1980's
>generation of engines.

Errr... actually, you need 1960's generation of engines for supercruise!

Rolls-Royce/SNECMA Olympus 593, anyone?

Still, I don't disagree with your real point!

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>Paul Palmer