Review and Evaluation of the Air Force Hypersonic Technology Program
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This study was undertaken in response to a request by the U.S. Air Force that the National Research Council (NRC) examine whether the technologies that underlie the concept of a hypersonic, air-launched, air-breathing, hydrocarbon-fueled missile with speeds up to Mach 81 can be demonstrated in time to be initially operational by 2015. To conduct the study, the NRC appointed the Committee on Review and Evaluation of the Air Force Hypersonic Technology Program, under the auspices of the Air Force Science and Technology Board.


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76 pages | 8.5 x 11
ISBN: 978-0-309-06142-1
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National Research Council. Review and Evaluation of the Air Force Hypersonic Technology Program. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press, 1998.

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