The Americans showed a demonstrator of a promising supersonic liner


Boom Supersonic has rolled out a flight model of its promising Overture supersonic passenger aircraft. According to a report from the publication Flightglobal, the demonstrator, dubbed the XB-1, should perform its first test flight next year.


Recall that work on the creation of the above-mentioned supersonic airliner started in the early 2010s. The aircraft is expected to be able to carry 55 to 75 people and enter commercial service by the end of the decade.

As for the demonstrator shown the day before, its length is 21,6 meters with a wingspan of 5,2 meters. The aircraft has a two-seat cockpit and is equipped with three jet propulsion systems with a capacity of 54 kN each. The maximum take-off weight of the XB-1 is 6,1 tons, the design cruising speed reaches 2,2 Mach numbers, and the flight range is 1,9 thousand km.


The manufacturer intends to begin aerodynamic testing of the model next year. The rollout of the first Overture liner is scheduled for 2025. The aircraft must be certified by 2029.

After the launch of its brainchild in series, Boom Supersonic plans to build up to 10 cars a year. At the same time, the cost of creating one supersonic airliner will amount to about $ 200 million, excluding additional options.

It should be noted that at the moment the company already has an order for the supply of 30 promising aircraft. Virgin Group plans to buy 10 cars and Japan Airlines will buy 20 more.
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  1. Kuramori Reika Offline Kuramori Reika
    Kuramori Reika (Kuramori Reika) 8 October 2020 15: 23
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    Given the quality of US high-tech products over the past 10 years, one should not value one's own life at all in order to get into a car created by the hands of advertisers and PR specialists.
  2. g1washntwn Offline g1washntwn
    g1washntwn (George Washington) 9 October 2020 06: 38
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    The guys from BoomSupersonic are dumb. Scale models and prototypes for running in supersonic technologies are composed by themselves. If you look from the side - it is a fighter. A passenger liner is "a little" another story, but that's not the point. Didn't you beg ready-made drawings from the necessary big uncles? All major players discussed this issue from all sides to the last rivet. Do they think that their thread is the most cunning or what?
  3. boriz Offline boriz
    boriz (boriz) 20 October 2020 23: 12
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    What is shown in this video will not fly at supersonic speed. The nose is down and will therefore pull the plane down and no wing can compensate for this, a large aerodynamic drag will be created. This is a purely drawn illiterate fantasy.



    This video from the same Boom looks more like a s / s liner. But it seems that this is also someone's wet dreams, behind which there is nothing.
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