Chinese Hypersonic Missile

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    :eek:So I see that the Russians and Chinese are developing hypersonic missiles. Only about 46 years after the US put one into operational service:

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sprint_(missile)

    "Sprint accelerated at 100 g, reaching a speed of Mach 10 in 5 seconds.":eek:
     
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    True, but it was for a short sprint only. I think the new ones have much higher ceilings and range. Impressive either way.
     
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    The Sprint was an all solid propellant rocket that was the second tier of the Sentinel System of a anti-ballistic missile defense intended to stop long range ICBM's. The first tier was the longer range Spartan missile. The Sprint had a very high acceleration and was intended to hit the ICBM warheads that were missed by the Spartan. Everything was tracked by a Perimeter Acquisition Radar (PAR). It looks like the Chinese used a solid propellant rocket to boost an air-breathing scramjet to a high enough altitude and speed (Mach 5 to Mach 6) for the scramjet to operate. Scramjets operate at hypersonic speeds (above Mach 5) and often have the entire scramjet incorporated into the aerodynamic body to provide both air for combustion, but also lift for the aircraft at the same time.
     
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    In the photos and videos, only a plane vanilla solid propellant rocket is shown. Hypersonic vehicles with any potentially significant range use scramjets once boosted to their operating velocity. Perhaps one is hidden under that nose cone, but otherwise I don't see one. Thus, they could be presenting any old missile launch as a test of a "hypersonic vehicle."

    These are supposedly images of ones in a wind tunnel, but I don't see any scramjet intakes although they may not be needed for this phase of testing:

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    In any case, I'm sure the tech is significantly stolen tech. Maybe they've previously made a deal with these Russian colluders:

    The Clinton Foundation, State and Kremlin Connections
    Why did Hillary’s State Department urge U.S. investors to fund Russian research for military uses?
    31 Jul 2016

    https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-clinton-foundation-state-and-kremlin-connections-1469997195

    Moreover, the report said: “the Skolkovo Foundation has, in fact, been involved in defense-related activities since December 2011, when it approved the first weapons-related project—the development of a hypersonic cruise missile engine. . . . Not all of the center’s efforts are civilian in nature.”
     
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    Boost from a missile and glide. It is called a hypersonic glide vehicle.
     
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    It's not going to "glide" for very long at hypersonic velocities in the mid to lower atmosphere. The Russian version:

    Avangard (hypersonic glide vehicle)

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Avangard_(hypersonic_glide_vehicle)

    Avangard (also called Objekt 4202, Yu-71 and Yu-74) is a hypersonic glide vehicle developed by the Russian Federation using a Scramjet engine.
     
  9. Aug 13, 2018 at 8:09 PM #9

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    More details on this vehicle:

    China’s hypersonic aircraft, Starry Sky-2, could be used to carry nuclear missiles at six times the speed of sound
    First test flight of experimental design, which rides its own shock waves, deemed a ‘huge success’

    https://www.scmp.com/news/china/dip...ypersonic-aircraft-starry-sky-2-could-be-used

    The Starry Sky-2, which is an experimental design known as a waverider – for its ability to ride on the shock waves it generates – completed its first test flight on Friday at an undisclosed location in northwest China, the China Academy of Aerospace Aerodynamics said in a statement issued on Monday.

    The aircraft was carried into space by a multistage rocket before separating and relying on its own power.
    [Scramjet - W] During independent flight it conducted extreme turning manoeuvres, maintained velocities above Mach 5.5 (five-and-a-half times the speed of sound) for more than 400 seconds, and achieved a top speed of Mach 6, or 7,344km/h (4,563mph), the statement said.

    Pervious news of a different hypersonic weapon:

    China reveals Lingyun-1 hypersonic missile at National Science and Technology expo
    21 May 2018

    https://thedefensepost.com/2018/05/21/china-lingyun-1-hypersonic-missile-revealed/

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  10. Aug 14, 2018 at 10:24 PM #10

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    Being boosted from an icbm combined with the velocities it does not need to glide for long to have range.
     

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