Feb 28, 2011

X-51 Hypersonic Cruise Missile - Mach 5

X-51 Hypersonic Cruise Missile - Mach 5
The Defense Department's Global Strike mission has produced the ultimate weapon.

At around 3600 Miles per hour the X-51 will reach Mach 5 and can hit any place on earth in under an hour.

The need for fast action is sure to arise in the near future, says the american military, with rumors of north korea planning a nuclear launch and biotoxins being stockpiled in Lebanon.
X-51 Hypersonic Cruise Missile - Mach 5
Tomahawk missiles are too slow. In 1998 the USS Abraham Lincoln Battle group launched Tomahawk cruise missiles at confirmed Intel location of al qaeda training strongholds and a possible Osama bin laden location.

The missiles were launched in the Arabian Sea from a Warship and flew 1100 miles to, Which took very close to 2 hours, and according to Richard Clarke, former leader of counter terrorism
in the U.S., they missed Ossama by under an hour. the X-15 would of had time to spare.

X-51 Hypersonic Cruise Missile - Mach 5
Unlike many ground missiles the Hypersonic X-51 missile will be launched from a B-52 Jet plane and boosted to supersonic speeds by a rocket and then hyper accelerated to hypersonic speed by a scram jet system.

With a 60 million dollar project budget the X51 should be in a war near you in no time

X-51 supersonic Cruise Missile - Mach 5
Diagram of the components of the X-51 Hypersonic cruise missile
X-51 Hypersonic Cruise Missile - Mach 5


3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Great to see how busy we have been yet there is so much still untold.

Anonymous said...

Ha ha...US is plannig to Mach 5, BRAHMOS(Mach 3) is under usage both Russia and India. BRAHMOS II (Mach 7+) is start its production in middle of this year. US lol's ha...ha...they are dreaming...and China developing their own ballistic aircraft destroyer missile...(Mach 10+)...US is still dreaming.

John said...

Maybe they should all spend some time on figuring out how not to have to produce these weapons.

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