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  •  The Sonic Cruiser was so stupid, market-wise (3+ / 0-)
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    RiveroftheWest, VTCC73, shortfinals

    Right when fuel prices were going up and conservation was becoming too much of an issue for the airlines to ignore, even.

    They should've built the blended wing-body for a ~20% efficiency jump. Maybe someday...

    Government and laws are the agreement we all make to secure everyone's freedom.

    by Simplify on Wed Jul 24, 2013 at 12:19:07 AM PDT

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    •  The Boeing-designed, British-built X-42B scale.. (2+ / 0-)
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      RiveroftheWest, Simplify

      ...aircraft was pretty neat.

      There is a large model of a similar design in the Museum of Science and Industry, Manchester (I published a photograph of it, but I am away from my computer, a.t.m.)

      'Per Ardua Ad Astra'

      by shortfinals on Wed Jul 24, 2013 at 06:00:50 AM PDT

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