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Postwar Aircraft Projects / Re: Scimitar question
« Last post by Schneiderman on Today at 12:01:00 pm »
You are correct, it was largely landing accidents. Even with the blown flaps it was a big aircraft for the carriers.
Acoustic fatigue was indeed a problem but as far as I know did not result in any losses.
Supermarine had high hopes for the aircraft and had plans for several derivatives for both naval and land-based use, some supersonic. All remained on the drawing board
Postwar Aircraft Projects / Super Caravelle
« Last post by Jemiba on Today at 11:55:31 am »
Merged with the "BAC/Sud Aviation Concorde - Development, Variants, Projects" threadand
now to be found here,728.msg39122.html#msg39122
Postwar Aircraft Projects / Re: Scimitar question
« Last post by Justo Miranda on Today at 11:34:15 am »
Stress from the effect of acoustic waves set up by engine noise on the rear structure.
Postwar Aircraft Projects / Scimitar question
« Last post by Flying Sorcerer on Today at 10:29:50 am »
What was wrong with the Scimitar? Why was its attrition so high (51%!)? Was it just too big for the relatively short RN flight decks, or was there something more fundamentally wrong with the aircraft? Supermarine didn't seem to have any luck with its post-war jets.
Space Projects / Re: ESA ExoMars rover
« Last post by FighterJock on Today at 10:24:38 am »
ESA has now published the final report as to why Schiaparelli crashed onto Mars, link through the BBC News report.

Or this is the ESA link to the final report which can be downloaded and printed off
Space Projects / Re: DARPA Experimental Spaceplane (XS-1)
« Last post by sferrin on Today at 10:07:48 am »
From the video description:

"... an entirely new class of hypersonic aircraft ...

Space Projects / Re: DARPA Experimental Spaceplane (XS-1)
« Last post by Flyaway on Today at 09:22:30 am »
Jeff Foust @jeff_foust

Interesting that Boeing’s vehicle will be powered by an Aerojet Rocketdyne engine; Boeing had partnered with Blue Origin on XS-1 Phase 1.

Jeff Foust @jeff_foust

Replying to @thehighfrontier
The DARPA release includes the 10 flights/10 days test requirement in phase 3.
4:55 pm · 24 May 2017
Postwar Aircraft Projects / Re: Polish projects since 1945
« Last post by hesham on Today at 09:05:36 am »
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