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

Date:         09 Apr 2001 15:37:08 
From:         Pete Finlay <>
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In article <airliners.2001.101@ditka.Chicago.COM>, Paul Palmer
<> writes
>At Mach 1.5, about the max speed standard aluminum and 350 degree F cure
>composites will allow,

Concorde's skin is aluminium, and we fly at Mach 2.0

In fact, the maximum speed of Concorde is limited by the temperature
which aluminium doesn't like. If the nose probe temperature reaches 127
degrees C, we slow down.
Pete Finlay