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Antipode Plane - Much Faster Than Speed Of Sound


Antipode Plane

This 10 passenger concept plane could travel from London to New York in 11 minutes. The Antipose would be powered by a scramjet engine that has virtually no moving parts. Its wings would be fitted with rocket boosters that enable the craft to reach Mach 24. That's 12 times faster than the Concorde, and 24 times faster than the speed of sound.

Antipode Plane

An aerodynamic technique called Long Penetration Mode would tackle heat and sound issues. The plane's nose would have a nozzle that expels air to mitigate the sonic boom. A stable scramjet has never been made and the Antipode is estimated to be decades away. But the first steps are understanding the technology, and learning how to utilize it. 

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