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

Date:         16 May 2001 17:45:23 
From:         Malcolm Weir <malc@gelt.org>
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On 19 Apr 2001 16:40:34 , don@news.daedalus.co.nz (Don Stokes) caused to
appear as if it was written:

>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.

... which is exactly what happens once they reach M1.7 or so.

Then the engines are conventional, not using afterburners/reheat, and the
thing is trundling along at M2.

Supercruise.

Seems to me acceleration, like climb out,  isn't cruise.  Super or
otherwise.

>-- don

Malc.