China Unveils Plans for Hypersonic Jet


Plans for a jet that could get passengers anywhere in the world in under 3 hours. It is planned to reach speeds of up to 3,800 MPH, six times the speed of a typical commercial jet and twice as fast as a supersonic jet.

It was meant to be used as a military jet but it could also be used for a passenger jet. Researchers have tested a scaled down model in a wind tunnel and it reached a top speed of 5,343 MPH.

The jet will have 2 sets of wings. This will reduce turbulence and drag.

Boeing and Lockheed Martin are also working on a hypersonic plane but there are no details available for their project.