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Hypersonic Inlets and Waverider Questions

KJ_Lesnick

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A lot of newer hypersonic aircraft incorporate inward turning 3D Busemann-type inlets. I know they produce better inlet compression than the previous 2D "compression-ramp" designs on earlier waveriders.

My question is are these inward turning inlets able to produce the same compression lift effects (the front of the duct and rear part of the duct, the parts that are external) that the older 2D compression-ramp designs were capable of?


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