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In Britain, announced the completion of the first phase of the test hypersonic device

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The British concern BAE Systems together with the University of Manchester announced the successful completion of the first stage of flight tests of the promising hypersonic device Magma Concept, reports Look with reference to the Daily Mail newspaper.


In Britain, announced the completion of the first phase of the test hypersonic device


"In the future, unmanned aerial vehicles will become even more deadly weapons thanks to the new technology “Airless flight” (Flapless flight), which will make them easier, faster and more inconspicuous, ”the newspaper writes.

Thus, in the aircraft, the sophisticated mechanical flaps were replaced by “an advanced control system that will use a unique“ airless flight ”mechanism for maneuvering an aircraft, ensuring stealthiness of the vessel.”

It is noted that the solution to this problem may lead to improved controllability, as well as "reduce the weight of the aircraft and the cost of its maintenance, which will allow in the future to create more efficient aircraft in both military and civilian areas."

The technologies we are developing with the University of Manchester will enable the design of cheaper, high-performance next-generation aircraft,
said development engineer Clyde Warsop.

Our investments in research and development work lead to continuous technological improvement of our advanced military aircraft, as well as guarantee the aerospace industry of the UK technological leadership and the necessary competencies in the design and construction of future aircraft,
added on.

Two new technologies that will be tested with the help of a jet drone are Wing Circulation Control (WCC) and Fluidic Thrust Vectoring, FTV.

The WCC receives air from an aircraft engine and blows it out at supersonic speed through the rear edge of the wing, providing control of the aircraft. In turn, FTV uses purged air to deflect exhaust gases, allowing you to change the direction of the aircraft.

According to the newspaper, "further flight tests, the ultimate goal of which is to be performed by the flight apparatus without any moving surfaces of the wing or tail unit, are planned for the coming months."
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  1. Jedi
    Jedi 14 December 2017 13: 06 New
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    British concern BAE Systems together with the University of Manchester announced the successful completion of the first phase of flight tests of the promising hypersonic apparatus Magma Concept

    Well, let’s look further that British scientists there pile. wassat
    1. Going
      Going 14 December 2017 13: 22 New
      +5
      It seems that this is a stuffing for drawing Russia into the race.
      1. Jedi
        Jedi 14 December 2017 13: 24 New
        +4
        Rather, the window dressing that Britain is also not slurping soup.
        1. Going
          Going 14 December 2017 13: 28 New
          +5
          Or two in one.
          1. maxim947
            maxim947 16 December 2017 00: 27 New
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            Now science is inextricably linked with marketing, so the main task is to get the money out, and there it will go.
  2. sa-ag
    sa-ag 14 December 2017 13: 08 New
    +1
    someone has technical English, and then the liquid thrust vector is somehow confusing :-)
    1. san4es
      san4es 14 December 2017 13: 23 New
      +5
      Quote: sa-ag
      ... the liquid traction vector somehow baffles :-)

      ... "Deviated traction vector", they want to say
      1. Paranoid50
        Paranoid50 15 December 2017 00: 38 New
        +2
        Quote: san4es
        Thrust vector "

        Yes, literally - "inkjet". Journalists took the first alphabetically (not basic) meaning of the word and sat in a puddle. wassat Direct quotes are generally best read in the original. And then they’ll translate it like that ... So, here, and wars begin. laughing
  3. quote
    quote 14 December 2017 13: 13 New
    +1
    Quote: sa-ag
    someone has technical English, and then the liquid thrust vector is somehow confusing :-)

    They themselves are at a standstill from what the newspaper writes.
    But the hedgehogs of noodles are glad, someone threw fingers.
    1. Boa kaa
      Boa kaa 14 December 2017 22: 15 New
      +1
      Quote: devis
      They themselves are at a standstill from what the newspaper writes.

      The newspaper wrote a lot of things, it just kept silent about the speed achieved.
      In Britain, announced the completion of the first phase of the test hypersonic device
      but with such contours of the body in hypersound there is nothing to do: it will burn to a hair dryer!
  4. Berkut24
    Berkut24 14 December 2017 13: 20 New
    +2
    The Americans stumbled into the problem of plasma and, accordingly, the problem of controlling the device at hypersonic speeds. The British, it seems, have not yet reached this problem.
    WCC receives air from an aircraft engine and blows it at supersonic speed through the trailing edge of the wing

    Somehow about hypersound I have doubts. Hypersound is produced by a ramjet engine, here, apparently, it does not smell close to them. With such a "walk" of the air flow through the cavities in the wings, God forbid to go to supersonic. On hypersound, wings are practically not needed in principle - this is superfluous resistance. The wing is the surface of the apparatus. For controllability of the "shell" thrusters are added with a minimum area.
    In general, again, "British scientists" told through the "British media".
    1. voyaka uh
      voyaka uh 14 December 2017 14: 14 New
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      They seem to be working out a flight control technique in the air without mechanics.
      And then, if possible, they will use it on a hypersonic device.
      1. Berkut24
        Berkut24 14 December 2017 17: 40 New
        +2
        In hypersound, a completely different "mechanics". Other temperatures, another "flow" around the body with ambient air. What works on the sound does not work on the supersonic. What works on supersonic will not work on hypersound.
        Ours once purged the F-15 and F-18 models and found out that their speed capabilities in supersonic are very limited due to the fact that the higher the speed of these aircraft, the less air gets into the air intakes of the engines. The flow is cut in such a way that a diverging front at high speed begins to flow around the body too wide. And for these Pepelats, the engines are too pressed to the side of the hull. This problem on the MIG-31 was solved by "big ears" in their shape, etc. But at the SU-27 and MIG-29 and their followers, the engines migrated already under the belly.
        In supersonic air, it begins to behave in many ways as not even a liquid, but to some extent a solid body. This is where to stick the English wings? Any aerodynamic "wing" in the stream will be torn out by the "brick" from the air. What has been done in terms of control at the Zircon can only work because almost all of the oncoming air stream is driven into the air intake and is consumed by the forward flow tank as a working fluid, and miserable remnants of the oncoming stream that somehow didn’t get into in the "visor".
        1. voyaka uh
          voyaka uh 14 December 2017 17: 49 New
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          Maybe you're right.
          True, no one has seen the zircon yet, this is a kind of “semi-mythical” development, but the X-51A WaveRider (which for some reason is mistaken for Zircon) under the wing of the B-52 looks like in your drawing.
          1. Berkut24
            Berkut24 14 December 2017 18: 47 New
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            The laws of physics and accumulated knowledge often lead to the same solutions of different design bureaus in circuitry. I could cite the example of the Su-27 and MIG-29, where inside there are different fillings, but a striking similarity of gliders with different sizes. But they did two competing design bureaus.
            I would not be surprised if, in the field of hypersound, given that 3 countries are at approximately the same level, the overall layout will be similar. Here are Russian-Indian views on problems
            1. Vadim237
              Vadim237 14 December 2017 20: 29 New
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              You can immediately see who the layout drooped.
              1. Berkut24
                Berkut24 15 December 2017 10: 57 New
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                The layout was born about 20 years ago. And it was created not so much by engineers as computer modeling. Everything is obvious here - only straight-through can provide speed in hypersound. And in order for the forward-flow gun to work, an accelerator is needed that will bring this forward-flow gun at a speed close to that of hypersound, otherwise the forward-flow gun will not work. What we feed on all the pictures is an accelerator at the back, a straight-through duct is docked to it in front. In the USSR, the Kholod project was being implemented at the Kapustin Yar training ground (where I served). The accelerator was then a missile from the S-200, instead of a warhead, a direct-flow tanker was attached to it. Then they knew the physics of the process. Now they have identified the purpose of the missile as anti-ship, air-based. Now try to configure the product differently ...
  5. cormorant
    cormorant 14 December 2017 13: 24 New
    +3
    Judging by the picture, the tests can not continue ... laughing
    1. Siberian
      Siberian 14 December 2017 14: 34 New
      +5
      In the photo - Skylon - a device in general from another project
  6. pavelty
    pavelty 14 December 2017 14: 44 New
    +1
    "The WCC draws air from the aircraft engine and blows it at supersonic speed through the trailing edge of the wing, providing control of the aircraft. In turn, the FTV uses blown air to deflect exhaust gases, allowing the aircraft to change direction."

    I read this crap three times, while more or less understood ... Apparently the translation of the curve, it is most likely about controlling the supersonic flow and changing its direction, but British scientists probably do not know how to implement this)
    1. Vadim237
      Vadim237 14 December 2017 20: 35 New
      +1
      It turns out that part of the air enters the nozzle, passes to the prechamber, at the end of which there are air branches to the wing control system - essentially a “split nozzle” in which combustion of the fuel occurs, and in the other, the apparatus is controlled by the pressure of the incoming air flow.
  7. pavelty
    pavelty 14 December 2017 14: 47 New
    +3
    Flapless flight, I would literally translate "flying without the use of deviating surfaces", and not some game about "airless flight"))
    1. Falcon5555
      Falcon5555 15 December 2017 01: 12 New
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      Flying without flaps.
  8. Falcon5555
    Falcon5555 15 December 2017 01: 49 New
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    Wing Circulation Control - it's like a typo of some English journalist. This is usually referred to as the “circulation control wing (CCW)" - something like the "controlled circulation wing" - usually around the trailing edge, which is rounded specifically for this purpose to show this focus. “Fluidic Thrust Vectoring, FTV” is something like “fluid control of the thrust vector” - it means that with the geometry of the nozzle unchanged, as opposed to just TV - controlling the thrust vector by mechanically moving surfaces in the nozzle. "Flapless flight" - flapless flight.
  9. Kent0001
    Kent0001 15 December 2017 13: 41 New
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    It will be the same as with Amer’s Relston or Zumwalt. "Airless Flight" - a couple of new. Make it clear to me, otherwise my Soviet in-depth study of physics at school is not enough for understanding (unless you mean high flight in airless space).
  10. Nix1986
    Nix1986 15 December 2017 13: 48 New
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    In general, the photo is not true. The one in the figure read about him 2 years ago, an attempt to revive a supersonic passenger plane, in the form of a business jet. In general, on the topic of hypersound, I read something like a book by one of our scientists, he proposed a very sensible idea there - to fight the heating of work surfaces using the effect of cavitation. Those. units sensitive to heat such as the cockpit, radar, etc., should be surrounded by a plasma field that would burn air in front of itself and air compression would be created only near the scramjet and the necessary fuselage units. Essentially it is difficult, expensive, and everything rests on large requirements for an energy source, but this would solve one of the main problems of super-personalities - heating the case.
    1. Vadim237
      Vadim237 15 December 2017 20: 06 New
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      In Germany, they suggested cooling the case, hypersonic aerospace aircraft - water
      1. Vadim237
        Vadim237 15 December 2017 20: 08 New
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        But there is a simpler solution - the use of tantalum carbide and carbon - carbon fiber, the first has a melting point of 3880 degrees, the second 5000.
        1. Nix1986
          Nix1986 15 December 2017 23: 58 New
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          It's not just about melting; already 500C will make the pilot inside the kebab. Electronics is also very sensitive to heat. And with the plasma field there it doesn’t matter what temperature to compensate for, because the medium of resistance itself disappears. As in many things, now everything depends on a power source of the required power.
          1. Vadim237
            Vadim237 17 December 2017 00: 47 New
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            There will not be anything for the pilot, there will be a layer between the outer hull and the inhabited compartments, from the material which will have minimal thermal conductivity, you can still use the hull cooling - fuel circulation.