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Old 11-16-2017, 01:46 AM   #1
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Default China building world's fastest wind-tunnel to test hypersonic weapons

http://www.scmp.com/news/china/polic...l-test-weapons
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Old 11-16-2017, 06:36 AM   #2
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I wonder who they are copying this idea from?
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Hypersonics are all the rage nowadays, so they got the idea themselves.
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I hope they don't forget to write "Made in China" on it for when it hits as a dud we can trace back to them
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'Made in China' is on everything that falls apart nowadays!!

I have a wind tunnel, maybe they would like to hire me!
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Old 11-16-2017, 09:46 PM   #6
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China is building the world’s fastest wind tunnel to simulate hypersonic flight at speeds of up to 12 kilometres per second.


So...26,800 mph? That's above mach 25 and the speed at which objects reenter the atmosphere from space. Assuming it didn't burn up from the friction, you wouldn't even need a warhead on such a device.

Let's just say I find it difficult to believe that a projectile could effectively sustain such speeds without catastrophic results.

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The US military tested HTV-2, a Mach 20 unmanned aircraft in 2011 but the hypersonic flight lasted only a few minutes before the vehicle crashed into the Pacific Ocean.

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I have a wind tunnel, maybe they would like to hire me!
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