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Postwar Aircraft Projects / Re: PRC Peking Red Banner 1
« Last post by famvburg on Today at 03:25:14 pm »
Well darn! I searched for the subject before I posted this and nothing came up. I wonder why.
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I've tried to name this Russian compound helicopter (or autogyro?) display model, shown on HeliRussia 2018, but without success  :-\ .

Source: http://www.helirussia.ru/ru/dlya_smi/fotogalereya_helirussia_2018.html

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The US never built the SST simply because Europe cheated the game with a subventioned airframe that was basically a supersonic business jet put in public service for mass transportation and not a sound airliner.

TomcatVIP, you're absolutely right, those grapes are definitely waaaaay too sour... ;D
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Been browsing the Defence Technical Information Center, a search for "Boeing SST" gives a sh!t-load of documents, makes me drool. Unfortunately Most are not downloadable in pdf , though marked as "APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE" :/
https://publicaccess.dtic.mil/psm/api/service/search/search?&q=Boeing+sst&site=default_collection&sort=relevance&start=10
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"Simply" Thks great infos.
Wonder how much money did the US Gov poured into the SST program before cutting the funding.
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What I understand is that they are testing the Fuze, not the RV. So, it makes sense to have a mockup that won 't sustain the blast exposing the fuze to the most critical situation but still being aerodinamically representative (waves).

They'd want the fuse to be exposed to a representative environment, which almost certainly means a representative RV... and all the stuff in it. I suspect the RV shell itself is no great shakes, but all the RV-stuffin' is probably terribly interesting. Even if all the bits were replaced with mockups - the D-cell batteries that power the Nixie tubes were replaced with sawed-off lengths of aluminum rod, say - it would still be of interest to see what goes where.
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The US never built the SST simply because Europe cheated the game with a subventioned airframe that was basically a supersonic business jet put in public service for mass transportation and not a sound airliner. The policy of an eye for an eye led us to the present Middle age of air transport. Something that we only see the end recently (and still probably only!) thanks to the Sart-up era.

But was the lesson learned? I am highly pessimistic as you would guess.
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What I understand is that they are testing the Fuze, not the RV. So, it makes sense to have a mockup that won 't sustain the blast exposing the fuze to the most critical situation but still being aerodinamically representative (waves).
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