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Posted on 04/25/2019 2:47:26 AM PDT by Candor7
CHILLING photos have been leaked onto the internet which some fear show China's top secret 11,509mph hypersonic rocket system aimed at dodging US defences.
Images of the impressive Jia Geng No 1 rocket have emerged on Chinese media and could rock Donald Trump's defence chiefs at the Pentagon.
The pictures are said to show a prototype missile measuring 8.7 meters (28.5 feet) from tip to tail and weighing in at nearly four tonnes.
It appears equipped with supersonic combustion ramjets - or scramjets - which suck in air at supersonic speeds leading to a much higher velocity.
Scramjets can theoretically reach a maximum speed of up to Mach 15 - which is more than 15,000 mph.
The leaked reports claim the rocket can fly at an altitude of 15 miles.
It's also claimed the rocket was successfully launched at a desert area in Northwestern China," reports Popular Mechanics.
However, there are some conflicting posts which claim the rocket is actually a research project and even one which claims it is a harmless civilian system.
The images have emerged as China, Russia and the US are locked in an arms race to field the first hypersonic weapons ahead of future conflicts.
While many long range land attack missiles travels at subsonic speeds and attempt to fly below radar, hypersonic weapons would attempt to beat enemy defenses using pure speed.
The news comes after we reported how China could unleash the world's most powerful naval gun that fires missiles at seven times the speed of sound in just six years.
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NUKE KID ON THE BLOCK Leaked pics of Chinas secret 11,509mph HYPERSONIC rocket capable of beating US missile defences
Now the Chinese are stealing from The Thunderbirds.
Curious how it handles in the turns...
There is this: “However, there are some conflicting posts which claim the rocket is actually a research project and even one which claims it is a harmless civilian system.”
Not sure, I am sure there are much more knowledgable people than I who do, however.
That would be my thought as well. With that kind of speed it would seem like hitting a moving target would be difficult. Sure, a ship isn’t a plane, but at that speed it seems like it would have the possibility of outrunning it’s targeting data. Things that fast (Like ICBMs) are typically targeted towards things that can’t get away.
And thanks to the free traitors, we paid for this.
Things that fast (Like ICBMs) are typically targeted towards things that cant get away.
“Scramjets can theoretically reach a maximum speed of up to Mach 15 - which is more than 15,000 mph.”
By a rough calculation, the speed of sound in air only exceeds 1,000 mph at temperatures above about 385 degrees Fahrenheit.
Much as Japan could whack us at Pearl Harbor, they couldn’t follow up with an invasion or occupation. Neither could China. I can’t imagine why they’d feel the need to try.
That said, if enough of those missiles were used as EMP devices, invading in a few weeks would be like attacking 18th century Argentina with modern weapons. Good luck Argentina, and thank the military for our boomer subs.
What does the Chinese writing on top of the rocket say?
It says, “This side up.”
...could rock Donald Trump’s defence chiefs at the Pentagon.
And they spelled defense wrong. ;)
It says, courtesy of Bill Clinton.
Made in China
These mach10+ missiles really make me nervous. They’re carrier killers and they are very good at it. However, anyone that fires one at a carrier group better fire all of them and have a decisive victory because the payback will be complete destruction. According to this... https://www.businessinsider.com/irans-arsenal-of-sunburn-missiles-are-more-than-enough-to-close-the-strait-2012-2
...iran has em now also. We (may or may not)/s have means to take them out while in flight....i sure hope that the control crew are frosty and intel is accurate when if/when things heat up.
You wonder how they got that extra 9 mph out of it! K&N Racing stickers ? or the awesome wing on the trunk?
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