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All Sonic... No Boom

All Sonic... No Boom

Posted by Gerard at 17:49 on Feb 14th 2007

Lockheed Martin’s Skunk Works has been developing the QSST - or Quiet Super-Sonic Transport - for six years. This luxury private jet could be the first civilian supersonic plane approved for over-land use, thanks to aerodynamics designed to muffle its sonic boom.

Developed under a $25-million contract from Supersonic Aerospace International (SAI), the 12-passenger (+3 crew) QSST would fly at between 47,000 and 57,000 feet with a range of 4,600 miles (approx Chicago to Rome). Designed to fly between Mach 1.6 and 1.8 (which are 1,056 and 1,188 mph), the two-engine gull-wing aircraft would leave a sonic wake that amouts to only one-hundredth of that of the Mach 2–capable Concorde...

http://www.shockgadgets.com/news/191/all-sonic-no-boom/
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