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This Boeing Hypersonic Vehicle Concept Offers a Glimpse of the Future

 - Jun 28, 2018
References: uncrate
Air travel will change dramatically over the coming years as companies seek to help consumers travel around the world in a faster manner, which is what brings about this Boeing Hypersonic Vehicle Concept. Developed by the company as a glimpse of what could be the future of aircraft technology, the plane is capable of traveling at Mach 5 that would enable it to travel from New York to Tokyo in about two hours.

The aircraft utilizes a turbofan engine for takeoff purposes and switches to a ramjet when at cruising altitude, which could be as high as 95,000 feet with current estimates. While the Boeing Hypersonic Vehicle Concept could revolutionize air travel for consumer and military scenarios, it's not likely to be ready for about upwards of 20 years.

Image Credit: Boeing