Message posted by Tom B. Raider (Member since 03/26/2002) on April 17, 2023 at 4:05:08 PST:
Thank you, bandersnatch! That is a great explanation - do you work at NASA or did you just happen to have that lying around at home? ;-)
So rectangular exhausts are not only used for thrust vectoring (F-22), stealth (YF-23A) or scram jets, which for some reason seem to be box-shaped rather than tubular like normal jet engines.
That could mean that the "fastmover" and the "mothership" - if they exist - didn't necessarily have scram jet engines, which officialy only flew on the X-43 in 2004.
In Reply to: Re: Rectangular Exhausts? posted by bandersnatch on April 17, 2023 at 0:43:28 PST:
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