Quiet Super-Sonic Transport

Quiet Super-Sonic Transport 2

Here’s a cool Quiet Super-Sonic Transport being developed by Lockheed Martin. It is designed to fly at speed of Mach 1.6 to Mach 1.8 which would be a great thrill ride for anyone with no heart problems. (That means you can’t fly on it if you just broke up with your girlfriend or boyfriend…)

Developed under a $25-million contract from Supersonic Aerospace International (SAI), the 12-passenger (+3 crew) QSST would fly at between 47,000 and 57,000 feet with a range of 4,600 miles (approx Chicago to Rome). Designed to fly between Mach 1.6 and 1.8 (which are 1,056 and 1,188 mph), the two-engine gull-wing aircraft would leave a sonic wake that amounts to only one-hundredth of that of the Mach 2–capable Concorde…

[via] onearthtravel

One Response to Quiet Super-Sonic Transport

  1. Izl says:

    Quiet to the outside, or quiet on the inside?

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