Exactly. That's why Concorde used reheat. It could accelerate through the transonic hump without reheat (proved in tests), but because of the time it took, it was more fuel-efficient to use reheat briefly.
Originally Posted by TMor
That's one of the reasons I call the insistence that any use of reheat means "it isn't supercruise" akin to a religious dogma. The proponents of the idea are obsessed with the purity of their idea. They are not interested in practical realities, but only the One True Word of the Great God Lockheed Martin.
I wonder what they imagine the afterburners on the F-22 are for.
Last edited by swerve; 13th May 2009 at 22:46.
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