Re: Boeing's Sonic Cruiser - a Boeing stealth aircraft - too shay!

Date:         19 Apr 2001 16:40:15 
From:         "Paul Palmer" <>
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Too shay!  Of course, I believe with the right aerodynamic design, other
1960's engines could go supersonic without reheat...North American packed 6
J79's side by side on the XB70, which I believe went sonic without
afterburn?  Anybody?  (Hey, XB-70 Valkyrie: wing....)

I think those 80s engines had to worry about fuel consumption...too bad!


"Malcolm Weir" <> wrote in message
> On 04 Apr 2001 16:41:04 , "Paul Palmer" <> caused to
> appear as if it was written:
> [ Snip ]
> >I worked on General Dynamics' F-16XL, which had a double-delta "cranked
> >arrow" wing.  The program was originally called SCAMP, which was an
> >for 'supersonic cruise at mil power'.  Mil power is without afterburner,
> >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!
> [ Snip ]
> >Paul Palmer
> Malc.