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

Date:         16 May 2001 17:45:10 
From:         "JohnB" <johnb@flowmaster.com>
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Concorde uses afterburner to accelreate through the transonic drag rise.
After about M1.5 the afterburners are cut and the supersonic cruise is done
without afterburner.
"Don Stokes" <don@news.daedalus.co.nz> wrote in message
news:airliners.2001.176@ditka.Chicago.COM...
> In article <airliners.2001.142@ditka.Chicago.COM>,
> Malcolm Weir  <malc@gelt.org> wrote:
> >Errr... actually, you need 1960's generation of engines for supercruise!
> >
> >Rolls-Royce/SNECMA Olympus 593, anyone?
>
> Concorde accelerates through M1 with the afterburners lit.  Supercruise
> involves leaving the afterburners off.
>
> -- don