American engineers do not leave hopes to develop a new supersonic aircraft that will transform ideas about air travel. By the way, the word "air" here is not entirely appropriate, because the new aircraft Falcon HTV-2, will fly in the stratosphere. There it must display a special missile that giving, the aircraft momentum forward it to the upcoming flight. Ideas Yankees truly phenomenal. Falcon HTV-2, on settlement features, should reach speeds of 21,000 km / h! It will be able to let him travel from Paris to Beijing less than 40 minutes! These mystical, at first glance, the number of fully able to transform into reality, unless, of course, the developers will take into account all the details of future flights.
These subtleties can be attributed miserable heat airframe is the moment when he would go into the atmosphere. The problem, by the way, the Yankees have not been solved since the use of shuttles, the use of which they have refused a couple of months back. Housing the new "Falcon" can bask due to friction with the air mass to thousands of degrees, and more. At such temperature jumps heat can begin to melt. If its heat resistant sheathing elements, then goes again "shattlovy dead end." All remember the terrible catastrophe, when ordinary piece of insulating foam struck the hull of a ship. In the case of the "Falcon" this situation could happen again, because its speed is enormous.
First flight of Falcon HTV-2 led to a catastrophic disaster. Then the plane which was brought to a predetermined height booster, but after a few moments it onboard system will sent it to the ocean, because it has recorded an abnormally high level of body temperature and could not keep the line of flight movements were normal. The second start attempt "Falcon" also failed. Plane as well was "killed" his computer because of a fatal configuration characteristics of the flight.
By the way, considered South American aircraft, as currently adopted stipulates partners are not planning to use in any way for passenger flights. Often are the words that will soon get a fundamentally new type of weapon to be beyond the reach of enemy air defense systems. But really, if the plane will be able to pass all the tests, then a couple of minutes, he could deliver nuclear warheads to any point on Earth and quietly do their "black" thing. However, in this case should be directed attention to the problem of security of such flight. Transportation least some ammunition on the plane, body temperature is higher than 1000 degrees Celsius, can lead to a tremendous explosion of the transporter. On this issue will have to think too far any aircraft engineer.
If talk about the outer form of "Falcon", the plane this design resembles the least. Faster is increased arrowhead or spear. No wings to words in ordinary awareness Falcon HTV-2 does not exist. Such a shape is not the case. Aerodynamic characteristics of this variant form factor, more impressive, as they say engineers from the United States.
It is also necessary to see that even if aircraft will be launched in mass production, it is expected to discuss with the severe economic point of view. Everyone remembers that one of the reasons for using programs from clotting gallakticheskih shuttles, was the fact that it is very expensive, even for the U.S. Treasury. Thus in the case of Falcon HTV-2 must not only provide plane reliable system of protection and navigation, and use boosters. The ticket price for such aircraft, if it is natural for the passenger version all the same it will be, will be really gallakticheskoy.
In general, do not like the situation with the tests, "Falcon", the world has startled the ability of its occurrence. And the question here is specifically about the first version of its use for military purposes. Not in vain, as Americans continue to build up waste on the military.