Jet of the future or pie in the sky? New supersonic design unveiled

A new supersonic plane could get from London to New York in 80 minutes, that’s if it ever gets off the ground.

The Hyper Sting concept would travel at 4000kph – almost twice that of Concorde.

Spanish designer Oscar Viñals says 170 passengers could enjoy travel at over three times the speed of sound.

He explains that a Mach 3.5 capability would be thanks to innovative systems like a so-far theoretical cold fusion nuclear reactor.

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This would power two ramjet engines and four next gen hybrid turbojets.

At 100 metres, the Hyper Sting would be more than 30 metres longer than Concorde, and have a wider…


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