Saturday, 29 July 2017
They were working on a delta wing aircraft for the ANP all along. The Nuclear SR-71 Blackbird just makes more sense. The chemical bird was very limited. It had no legs. It could fly for about 90 minutes at mach 3 speeds before needing to refuel. The nuclear SR-71 had virtually unlimited range. Going nuclear turns the SR-71 into a superweapon.
The J-58 engine for the SR-71 was the nuclear direct cycle engine being developed under the Project PLUTO program. The payload of the plane developed under PLUTO was 25% of total mass . Using the PLUTO engines, a bomber version of the SR-71 would carry 43,000 pounds, the same payload as a B-52C heavy bomber.
1. "General Branch Says Ramjet Will Preclude Rocket, Airplane". Nucleonics August 1960.
Posted by Holloway at 13:26
Thursday, 20 July 2017
When you have nuclear powered aircraft, you no longer need a navy. If the NUCLEAR blackbird A-12 had been used in Vietnam. It could have been based out of the Philippines and had a faster response time than carrier based aircraft. The whole US Navy is outdated garbage. The whole fleet would be sacrificed in some pre-emptive strike scenarios. So why have a navy? The only answer is corporate welfare. There is no need for a navy. The continental United States is your aircraft carrier, when you have a fleet of hypersonic aerospace planes. Pilots could do their mission and come home to their families. I guess Navy pilots like being on a cramped ship sharing a room some other sweaty dude.
Posted by Holloway at 10:57
Friday, 7 July 2017
Posted by Holloway at 08:21