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The Air Force found some speed

Postby wayne » Sat Sep 14, 2019 12:44 am

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Re: The Air Force found some speed

Postby eddie c » Sat Sep 14, 2019 7:42 am

Cool. If that was in an aircraft, could a computer be fast enough to control it?
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Re: The Air Force found some speed

Postby Big Ben » Sat Sep 14, 2019 8:08 am

Don't know if a human body could withstand the forces of going that fast.
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Re: The Air Force found some speed

Postby BamaProud » Sat Sep 14, 2019 9:07 am

Big Ben wrote:Don't know if a human body could withstand the forces of going that fast.



Sure we could. We're all traveling about 10 times that fast right now (67,000mph) in orbit around the sun. The problems for living things come from the acceleration and deceleration.
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Re: The Air Force found some speed

Postby BMan » Sun Sep 15, 2019 8:25 am

BamaProud wrote:
Big Ben wrote:Don't know if a human body could withstand the forces of going that fast.



Sure we could. We're all traveling about 10 times that fast right now (67,000mph) in orbit around the sun. The problems for living things come from the acceleration and deceleration.


Particularly instantaneous deceleration. :D
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Re: The Air Force found some speed

Postby Zulu » Sun Sep 15, 2019 10:29 am

That thing's been around a long time. I was at Holloman from '90-'92 and they shot it off fairly often -- doing high speed ejection seat tests I was told. Interesting thing is that the braking system is a water brake -- an open ended cylinder using water as the fluid. They had a dedicated water tower just to fill it up. When they fired it off, you'd hear a tremendous boom from the shock wave, then see a huge cloud of condensing steam rising from where all the water in the brake had boiled off. Scared the shiza out of newbies when it happened the first time -- thought there had been a jet crash.
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Re: The Air Force found some speed

Postby Wildcat » Sun Sep 15, 2019 11:13 am

We don't need humans in planes today. Look at the drones, they are flown my pilots in the United States while the drones are flying in the Middle East.

Todays planes are flown mostly by computers, The B-2 would never fly as far as the first powered flight without computers, same with all the modern aircraft.

Fighter aircraft are in the works that fly twice as fast as our fastest but will not have a human inside them. They will come out as soon as they can get all the bugs worked out.
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Re: The Air Force found some speed

Postby RobbyW » Sun Sep 15, 2019 2:00 pm

Wildcat wrote:We don't need humans in planes today. Look at the drones, they are flown my pilots in the United States while the drones are flying in the Middle East.

Todays planes are flown mostly by computers, The B-2 would never fly as far as the first powered flight without computers, same with all the modern aircraft.

Fighter aircraft are in the works that fly twice as fast as our fastest but will not have a human inside them. They will come out as soon as they can get all the bugs worked out.


But yet they can’t replace the BUFF (B-52) it first launched in 1954 and has been a extended to the 2040s. Some of these planes will be pushing 90. I was at Barksdale for 6 years. They are a very cool plane.

For this that don’t know BUFF stands for Big Ugly Fat....... the last F is not for friendly
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