Test flight of China’s new hypersonic flying vehicle

Picture of China’s hypersonic aircraft drawn by a Chinese web user

Picture of China’s hypersonic aircraft drawn by a Chinese web user

The following is based on translations of reports on Chinese news sites:

Recently news about China’s test of a new type of high-speed flying vehicle is viral on Chinese Internet.

What attracts web users’ keen attention is the

A recent report by Chinese website mil.huanqiu.com told about a recent very difficult maiden test flight of a top secret aircraft at a Chinese test flight base.

The test was difficult as it was the test of a “trans-generation flying vehicle” with its unique manner of the flight, far greater speed and height and the short time allowed for preparations of the test.

The professionals of the test flight team are in charge of the various tasks of design, planning and command for the test flight.

According to the report, a few hours after taking off, the task of the flight was completed.

A dark-coloured aircraft was seen diving close to the runway of the airfield.It then flattened and landed smoothly.

The report says, “The test flight this time realised the test centre’s breakthrough in the area of hypersonic test flight. It marks the increasing maturity of the test centre in the area of test flight technology of that type of aircraft.”

The report continues that the aircraft tested is something like the US X-51A but China does not yet have the technology to have a hypersonic aircraft like the X-51A that can fly for hours.

Contributed by “Tiananmen’s Tremendous Achievements” – Author of “Tiananmen’s Tremendous Achievements” and “Space Era Strategy” – Also English/Chinese translation service

Source: mil.huanqiu.com “Does China’s hypersonic flying vehicle look like that?” (summary by Chan Kai Yee based on the report in Chinese)

 



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