On November 17th news, according to the British "Daily Mail" reported that Chinese is developing a nuclear warhead can be sent to the United States Coast hypersonic aircraft in 14 minutes (editor's note: NetEase hypersonic aircraft refers to the minimum flight speed is 5 times greater than subsonic aircraft). The aircraft is capable of flying at a speed of 43 thousand and 200 kilometers per hour, which is 35 times faster than the speed of sound.
According to experts, the aircraft will be tested in China's latest military level wind tunnel, which will be the fastest hypersonic facility in the world after its completion in 2020. The most powerful wind tunnel in the world is LENX-X, located in New York, Buffalo, USA, and it can reach 36 thousand km / h.
This wind tunnel facility is used to develop hypersonic aircraft, usually hypersonic flight speed can reach more than 5 times the speed of sound. The hypersonic aircraft can deliver missiles, including nuclear weapons, to remote target areas around the world within minutes of taking off.
Senior scientist dedicated to the development of China's secret new wind cave, Dr. Zhao Wei of the Chinese Academy of Sciences told the South China Morning Post that the wind tunnel will be completed before 2020 and put into use. He claims that the wind tunnel facility will meet the needs of China's hypersonic weapons research and development projects.
Because the plane can't fly during the laboratory test, researchers need a wind tunnel to generate enough wind to simulate the flight environment of the aircraft, Dr. Zhao Wei said:
These ground tests will help researchers eliminate aircraft problems before they begin testing the flight. Since 2013, China has completed 7 test flights of the hypersonic glider DF-ZF. The plane can reach 5 Maher to 10 Maher, about 5 to 10 times faster than the speed of sound.
U.S. officials in 2011 to test a drone HTV-2, it can reach 20 of the speed of Maher, but the hypersonic flight lasted only a few minutes the crash occurred. Wu Dafang, a Beihang University professor specializing in hypersonic flight research called heat shield: