Aerospace Systems Future Supersonic Aircraft

Artist’s illustrations of two High-Speed Civil Transport (HSCT) concepts for the twenty-first century. Boeing concept is a Mach 2.4 aircraft flying at an altitude of about 60,000 ft. with a capacity of 300 or more passengers and a range of 5,800 miles (9300 km). Douglas concept is a 334 ft. plane with a 128 ft. wing made of titanium honeycomb sandwich. The gross weight at takeoff is 753,000 lb. (including 369,000 lb. fuel).
High Speed Civil Transport
Oblique All-Wing (OAW) Supersonic Transport concept (courtesy of NASA Ames).
Supersonic transport aircraft concept incorporating a natural laminar flow wing and thermal laminar flow control (courtesy of Northrop Grumman and Aeronautical Systems Analysis Division, NASA Langley).
Artist's rendering of Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) aircraft concepts of Boeing, Lockheed Martin and McDonnell Douglas (courtesy of Boeing Defense and Space Group, Military Airplanes Division; Lockheed Martin, Tactical Aircraft Systems; and McDonnell Douglas Corp.).
Conceptual future tailless fighter and low signature, highly maneuverable attack aircraft. The tailless fighter concept highlights the all-moving wingtips and other control surfaces that cover much of the delta wing, and allow greater maneuverability, particularly in unmanned aircraft. (The tailless fighter is provided courtesy of Lockheed Martin Tactical Aircraft Systems, and the attack aircraft is taken from Ref. 16 - Aircraft and Propulsion volume).
Artist's rendition of a future offensive aircraft (courtesy of British Aerospace).
Future long-range bomber concept (see Ref. 16 - Aircraft and Propulsion volume).
Mach 3 Attack Aircraft

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Professor Ahmed K. Noor
Director, Center for Advanced Engineering Environments

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