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Jets Breaking The Sound Barrier

Here are some breathtaking images of some jets breaking the sound barrier. The white halo is formed by condensed water droplets which are thought to result from a drop in air pressure around the aircraft. It seems that this usually happens around 1,004.5 km/h (623.8 mph) and was first officially recorded October 2, 1941 in the prototype Me-163a V4.
Jet Sound Barrier

Jet Sound Barrier

Jet Sound Barrier

Jet Sound Barrier

Jet Sound Barrier

Jet Sound Barrier

Jet Sound Barrier

Jet Sound Barrier

Jet Sound Barrier

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Monday, July 20th, 2009 Jets 1 Comment

Hitler’s Stealth Fighter

DesScorp writes “Aviation Week reports on a television special from the National Geographic Channel on what may have been the world’s first true stealth fighter, the Horton Ho 229, a wooden design that was to include a layer of carbon material sandwiched in the leading edge to defeat radar. Northrop Grumman, experts at stealth technology from their Tacit Blue and B-2 programs, have built a full-size replica of the airframe and tested it at their desert facilities where they determined that the design was indeed stealthy, and would have been practically invisible to Britain’s Chain Home radar system of WWII.”

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Wednesday, June 24th, 2009 Jets Comments Off on Hitler’s Stealth Fighter