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sferrin

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Now load about 1000 of them on a converted LHA ;D
 

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Another new player offering significant efficiency improvements in solid rocket fuel. Their website says their solid fuel propellant might improve an ATACMS range from 300km to 430km. They are still in development phase but almost certainly getting attention from the big primes.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LPXwLzNnzYc
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QYaqazSNHQA
 

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Agree with the ending 500km is meaningless in the Pacific Theater there’s a real need for a heavy payload IRBM in the 3500 km class missile.

Still think you could park a converted LHA to carry dozens of C4 sized missiles or the proposed Forward Based Intermediate Range Strike Missile about 3500km from China and go “high value target hunting” with HBGVs ;)
 

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"The most conservative performance estimates were in a January 3, 2003 letter from Pratt & Whitney's Manger for Hypersonic Programs to USNFSA Executive Director Dr. William L. Stearman which stated: "Pratt & Whitney's initial analysis of a scramjet-powered 16-inch gun-launched projectile (Hyper Shell) indicates that a range of approximately 400nm [460 miles], a time to target of 9 minutes [Mach 5.3], and an impact velocity of 2800 feet per second is feasible." "


http://digital.library.mcgill.ca/pse/docs/63-4.pdf
 

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Not sure if this is rectangle barrel or round. Sandia has a round barrel EMRG patent.
Been looking for that picture on the right forEVER. (Used to have a magazine that picture showed up in.) I think this is related to it:

generator 20MW 3000lbs.jpg

It was from the AFRL page ages ago. 3000lbs, 20MW. The snippet said it was SDI related.
 

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Not sure if this is rectangle barrel or round. Sandia has a round barrel EMRG patent.
Been looking for that picture on the right forEVER. (Used to have a magazine that picture showed up in.) I think this is related to it:

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It was from the AFRL page ages ago. 3000lbs, 20MW. The snippet said it was SDI related.
The diameter on the left could support launching a redesigned KKV that is if the KKV could withstand the g's, Contractor accountaility again.
 
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