Date: 19 Apr 2001 16:40:15 From: "Paul Palmer" <firstname.lastname@example.org> Organization: Verio References: 1 2 3
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Malcolm: 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: ...canard...delta wing....) I think those 80s engines had to worry about fuel consumption...too bad! Paul "Malcolm Weir" <email@example.com> wrote in message news:airliners.2001.142@ditka.Chicago.COM... > On 04 Apr 2001 16:41:04 , "Paul Palmer" <firstname.lastname@example.org> 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 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! > > [ Snip ] > > >Paul Palmer > > Malc.