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Meet The Baby Boom – XB-1 Supersonic Demonstrator, Rolled-Out 7 Oct 2020

Meet The Baby Boom – XB-1 Supersonic Demonstrator, Rolled-Out 7 Oct 2020

Meet The Baby Boom – XB-1 Supersonic Demonstrator, Rolled-Out 7 Oct 2020

Fairly in-depth article on the test-bed 'BOOM' aircraft XB-1... on roll-out... intended to lead to development of the next generation high(er)-efficiency[!?], 'environmentally friendly' SST.


Hmmm... I wonder if the single pilot has an ejection seat?

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RE: Meet The Baby Boom – XB-1 Supersonic Demonstrator, Rolled-Out 7 Oct 2020

for all the hope (and hysteria) this is a technology demonstrator for their "real" plane, the Overture (smaller than the Concorde when people said the Concorde was too small … maybe things have changed). The issue with Overture is that it doesn't have an engine. It also doesn't have any sonic boom mitigation.

another day in paradise, or is paradise one day closer ?

RE: Meet The Baby Boom – XB-1 Supersonic Demonstrator, Rolled-Out 7 Oct 2020

thanks guys, i thought i'm last man on this planet who has some doubts related to projects like this one :D... clearly there is no room for ejection seat in cockpit of the demonstrator, but it was "ergonomically tested" by the statement in the article, i think it should satisfy the test pilot as well :D

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