The President of the United States may receive a hypersonic "Board number 1"


In the future, the President of the United States will be able to make fast flights anywhere in the world on the hypersonic Board No. 1. At least this is reported in a press release from the aerospace company Hermeus, which on the eve entered into an agreement with the US Air Force, providing for the creation of the aforementioned apparatus for the presidential fleet.


Recall that the new version of "Board No. 1" should go to the disposal of the head of the White House in 2021. The outdated VC-25A, based on the Boeing 747-200B, will be replaced by the VC-25B (Boeing 747-8).

But the possible replacement of a new car is provided for by a contract with Hermeus. The company managed to win the relevant tender thanks to the development and successful testing of a prototype of the power plant, which will allow the promising aircraft to accelerate to Mach 5.

Engineers from Hermeus plan to build a demonstrator of the future hypersonic liner within five years. In turn, a commercial version of the aircraft may see the light of day by the end of the decade.

It is worth noting that Hermeus, which was founded in 2018, employs people from such giants as SpaceX, Blue Origin and Generation Orbit. For the first time, the intention to build a hypersonic airliner in an aerospace company was announced in 2019. Then the manufacturer announced the creation of an aircraft that could cover the distance from New York to Paris in just an hour and a half.
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  1. Herman 4223 Offline
    Herman 4223 (Alexander) 10 August 2020 13: 25
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    It can become not only board number 1, but also a high-speed bomber.
    1. Sergey Tokarev (Sergey Tokarev) 10 August 2020 14: 02
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      Can not. It doesn't make sense. Open the bomb bays on hypersonic ... an ordinary strategist can simply launch a missile faster than this board number 1, without entering the air defense zone.
      1. Herman 4223 Offline
        Herman 4223 (Alexander) 11 August 2020 07: 25
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        Hypersound is needed for quick arrival at the place of launch or release, and the same swift departure.
        1. Sergey Tokarev (Sergey Tokarev) 11 August 2020 07: 34
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          There are hypersonic missiles in Russia ... they will get where they need to go. I'll see what remains of you in the pilot's seat after arriving on hypersound)))
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    2. alexandreII Offline
      alexandreII (Alexander) 13 August 2020 21: 21
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      This could most likely become the # 1 high-speed coffin ....
  2. 123 Online
    123 (123) 10 August 2020 13: 47
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    Actually, I have 3 questions ...
    1) Will Trump have enough health to fly on hypersound?
    2) Will portholes open on the new plane?
    3) What breed does he have?

    1. Sergey Tokarev (Sergey Tokarev) 10 August 2020 14: 04
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      There will even be a stop valve ... pink. Billions were allocated for development)))
      1. 123 Online
        123 (123) 10 August 2020 14: 05
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        There will even be a stop valve ... pink. Billions were allocated for development)))

        I don’t believe it, not any stop-tap, just a good old anchor.
        1. Sergey Tokarev (Sergey Tokarev) 10 August 2020 14: 11
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          Which will be dumped personally by Mr. President with the help of a good old winch ... and on hypersound ...
  3. Arkharov Offline
    Arkharov (Grigory Arkharov) 10 August 2020 14: 08
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    And I was really happy, inattentively read the headline about which president.
    1. 123 Online
      123 (123) 10 August 2020 14: 15
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      And I was really happy, inattentively read the headline about which president.

      And the hand raised above the keyboard froze in indecision ... I wanted to say so many things, but you can stay without soldering. smile
      1. Arkharov Offline
        Arkharov (Grigory Arkharov) 10 August 2020 14: 40
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        You do not understand me, from the word "absolutely".
        1. Sergey Tokarev (Sergey Tokarev) 10 August 2020 15: 09
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          Has he suddenly fallen in love with Russia and Putin, or have NGOs covered up and there is no choice left?)))
    2. Sergey Tokarev (Sergey Tokarev) 10 August 2020 14: 15
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      To the Russian president, and so half the world on the carpet runs on bent ones)))
  4. AICO Offline
    AICO (Vyacheslav) 10 August 2020 23: 15
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    Stupa him with a broom - it will be enough!
  5. cmonman Online
    cmonman (Garik Mokin) 11 August 2020 03: 25
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    Hermeus developed the engine in 9 months, it is a startup company. She performed a successful demonstration and was awarded a contract from Air Force One.

    A combined cycle engine that combines both a conventional turbofan engine and a ramjet engine in a single engine. A conventional turbofan engine sucks in air from the front and pushes it along with the exhaust gases at the rear, creating thrust. This creates enough thrust to fly the aircraft at subsonic speeds.
    But an airplane equipped with a combined cycle engine, on the other hand, can take off like a normal airplane from conventional airports with a subsonic turbojet engine. Once the plane is in the air, it can switch to ramjet mode, and then return to turbojet engine mode for landing. One combo engine can operate in any mode, eliminating the need for a separate engine or rocket booster.