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    Re: US military to launch fastest-ever plane

    Quote Originally Posted by ksu_aviator View Post
    It is just a typical solid state rocket that launches it into a suborbital path where it uses a scram-jet to accelerate to the faster speed. You are probably looking at 10-15 minutes from being on the pad to top speed. But, since it is unmanned, that isn't a factor.
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    Re: US military to launch fastest-ever plane

    Quote Originally Posted by StillBallin75 View Post
    because it's the acceleration that ****s with you, technically the right time to **** your pants would be before it hits full speed.
    Yea, it just amazes me that a human would be able to go through that acceleration and be fine afterwards. But I guess it's a moot point if it's unmanned.
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    Re: US military to launch fastest-ever plane

    Quote Originally Posted by roughdraft274 View Post
    Yea, it just amazes me that a human would be able to go through that acceleration and be fine afterwards. But I guess it's a moot point if it's unmanned.
    3g's of acceleration is easily handled by the human body, and at that acceleration it would only take about 3.5 minutes to reach top speed.
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    Re: US military to launch fastest-ever plane

    Quote Originally Posted by Erod View Post
    More like "fat ass", considering the plane will be yet another deficit-funded toy w/no practical value.

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    Re: US military to launch fastest-ever plane

    Quote Originally Posted by ksu_aviator View Post
    It is an unmanned aircraft.
    Sarah Palin is a pilot? Who knew?

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    Re: US military to launch fastest-ever plane

    Nobody who wins a war indulges in a bifurcated definition of victory. War is a political act; victory and defeat have meaning only in political terms. A country incapable of achieving its political objectives at an acceptable cost is losing the war, regardless of battlefield events.

    Bifurcating victory (e.g. winning militarily, losing politically) is a useful salve for defeated armies. The "stab in the back" narrative helped take the sting out of failure for German generals after WWI and their American counterparts after Vietnam.

    All the same, it's nonsense. To paraphrase Vince Lombardi, show me a political loser, and I'll show you a loser.
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    Re: US military to launch fastest-ever plane

    Quote Originally Posted by StillBallin75 View Post
    Shouldn't have installed that Japanese tracking system. LOL

    Where'd it go?

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    Re: US military to launch fastest-ever plane

    The sound barrier's already been broken, so this is a bore. When the US breaks the light barrier, then I'll be interested.

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    Re: US military to launch fastest-ever plane

    Quote Originally Posted by StillBallin75 View Post
    Gee, wonder how much this blunder coast?

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    Re: US military to launch fastest-ever plane

    Quote Originally Posted by Erod View Post
    Shouldn't have installed that Japanese tracking system. LOL

    Where'd it go?
    into the Pacific.

    Quote Originally Posted by Top Cat View Post
    Gee, wonder how much this blunder coast?
    Even the Wright brothers crashed a couple times before they were finally able to fly for the first time in 1903. Does that make all their previous attempts blunders?

    To answer your question though, the entire program is something like $320 million.
    Nobody who wins a war indulges in a bifurcated definition of victory. War is a political act; victory and defeat have meaning only in political terms. A country incapable of achieving its political objectives at an acceptable cost is losing the war, regardless of battlefield events.

    Bifurcating victory (e.g. winning militarily, losing politically) is a useful salve for defeated armies. The "stab in the back" narrative helped take the sting out of failure for German generals after WWI and their American counterparts after Vietnam.

    All the same, it's nonsense. To paraphrase Vince Lombardi, show me a political loser, and I'll show you a loser.
    - Colonel Paul Yingling

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