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IN Science & Technology ON 30 Jan, 2016
The designer of the Skreemr jet has now come up with a fantastic new concept to make the future air travel even more mesmerizing. Charles Bombardier's latest concept is capable of reaching Mach 24. It is twice the speed of Skreemr and 12 times faster than Concorde. It has a capacity of 10 people, and can fly up to 12,430 miles within an hour.
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"I wanted to create an aircraft concept capable of reaching its antipode-or diametrical opposite-as fast as possible", Bombardier told Forbes. This Canadian engineer from ImaginActiv had taken the world by shock when he had unveiled the Skreemr jet concept.
He said that a magnetic railgun system could be exploited to launch the jet, which would induce in it a speed of Mach 10.
Rockets that use Liquid-oxygen or kerosene as fuel, will be propelled so as to help it reach the speed of Mach 4 soon enough.
"One foreseeable problem was the sonic boom noise it would generate over land and the massive amount of heat that would build up on its nose and wings", he told DailyMail. Then, Joseph Hazeltine had contacted him and told him about the aerodynamic phenomenon called Long Penetration Mode (LPM).
Unlike the Skreemr, this one can take off from literally any airfield, due to the use of rocket boosters attached to it. These rockets that will attach to the wings of the Antipode will help him to lift off, reach 40,000 feet, and reach Mach 5.
At Mach 5, the jet's supersonic combustion ramjet engine will be ignited by its on-board computer, and thereby make it to accelerate up to Mach 24 at 40,000 feet.
It is also possible to fix in the leading edge of the wings linear nozzles so that air can flow out too. "The Antipod could be used as business or military aircraft to transport two highly ranked officials across the globe (up to 20,000 km) in less than an hour", he said.
"I think the cost will be at least over $150 million per plane and it could become a reality if there is a demand. But first, further research needs to be conducted."
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