Date: 16 May 2001 17:45:23 From: Malcolm Weir <email@example.com> Organization: Little to None References: 1 2 3 4
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On 19 Apr 2001 16:40:34 , firstname.lastname@example.org (Don Stokes) caused to appear as if it was written: >In article <airliners.2001.142@ditka.Chicago.COM>, >Malcolm Weir <email@example.com> 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.