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How the Soviet Concorde plane crashed and burned


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funkervogt

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"Expectations were high. The entire USSR was extremely proud of the Tu-144, and the Soviet people had no doubt that it was better than Concorde. And it was so pretty!"

 

Both planes were clearly ahead of their time, as civil aviation had barely just transitioned from props to jets.

 

https://www.cnn.com/...dski/index.html

 

From what I've read, the consensus is that supersonic passenger planes were ahead of their time. What market shifts and technological improvements need to happen for the time to be right for them to reemerge? How long will it take? 


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They need to be more fuel efficient, currently they consume I think 4x the fuel of a normal jet? Haven't read up on this topic in a while. That bapatk statistic could be completely wrong. I do know they eat more fuel though.

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I don't know a lot of about aerospace engineering, but with the progress in rockets it might be possible that the idea of supersonic passenger aircraft reappears as international rocket flights.

 

https://www.theatlan...-falcon/541566/ <-Elon musk mentioned NY to Shanghai in 39min by BFR as a long term plan. 

 

Also if Scramjets can be perfected, that might spark another effort into supersonic passenger aircraft. 



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Something like the BFR transporting people across the globe might become too competitive for the supersonic jet, but the thing I'm excited about is people having their own personal supersonic vehicles for shorter duration trips, like crossing a country within a day. That kind of trip may be too impractical for the BFR, at least in the near term.


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