A new generation of supersonic aircraft from Japan




A new generation of supersonic aircraft from Japan


In the Land of the Rising Sun is not only building a 400-megawatt plant to collect solar energy and create a magnetic levitation train capable of speeds over 500 km / h . Ten years after the flight of the Anglo-French passenger aircraft “Concorde” Japanese engineers re-thinking about the creation of passenger air transport, which can fly at supersonic and hypersonic speeds.

It is now known that engineers Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency and the company Fuji Heavy Industries jointly created a prototype of a hypersonic aircraft for passenger flights.

The first tests are planned for this summer. The first prototype of the yet unnamed hypersonic passenger plane was introduced in Utsunomiya, Japan, about two weeks ago.

According to the developers, the construction of “Japanese pride” provides flight at higher speeds than the previously mentioned “Concord”. However, they also promise that the level of noise emitted by aircraft in flight, will be 75 percent lower than that in the same “Concorde”. According to the creators, this was achieved through the use of the best form to reduce aerodynamic drag.

The only indicator by which the Japanese miracle inferior Anglo-French “Concord” – is the maximum number of passengers on board. The “Concord”, there were 100, and the Japanese solutions – only 50. In truth, the first prototype of a hypersonic passenger plane has no passenger cabin or cockpit for the pilots, as calculated only on the test trials. Will manage it remotely. Overall length is about eight meters, weight – one ton.

If everything goes like clockwork, supersonic passenger aircraft may soon rise from the ashes, pointing to mankind on the assumption of a decade ago, a fatal error.
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