Probable Chinese hypersonic air-to-air missile test

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  1. Martian

    Martian Respected Member Senior Member

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    The video has stirred many people. In my analysis, I conclude it's a hypersonic air-to-air missile.

    From the opening scene, we seen a long horizontal contrail that extends tens of miles into the distance. It should be obvious to you the hypersonic missile is not that far above the ground/city and flying horizontally. If the missile had been flying vertically, the camera would have to pan up dramatically (like a Shenzhou flight). Instead, the horizon line in the video is relatively constant.

    The hypersonic air-to-air missile flight shares the same "bow shock" as a hypersonic ballistic missile/rocket (see Shenzhou 9 flight). However, in the video, the hypersonic air-to-air missile has a blindingly white nose cone. This is a result of traveling hypersonically in dense low-altitude atmosphere. You never see a blindingly white Shenzhou nose cone, because it travels hypersonically through the rarefied high-altitude atmosphere.

    The PLA has to conduct its hypersonic air-to-air missile test over continental China, because the U.S. has many sensors on ships waiting offshore to monitor a seaborne test. No one wants to share their test flight data with the other side.

    The PLA probably intentionally conducted the test on a day with high moisture level to create an easily discernible bow-shock trail for later analysis.

    The timing of the test during twilight was also probably intentional to create a high-contrast video. The video of the hypersonic test flight can be analyzed through spectroscopy to determine the temperature of the hypersonic air-to-air missile's nose cone.

    After 30 seconds into the video, the bow-shock briefly stops and a second bow-shock is seen. This looks like the missile slowed down and then picked up speed again. Did the PLA intentionally throttle the engine momentarily as part of the test?

    I believe the Chinese air-to-air missile is hypersonic, because I've never seen a bow shock this large. Supersonic aircraft or missiles create very small bow shocks and moisture condensation. Ramjets "as a class work most efficiently at speeds around Mach 3." I think China was testing a higher-speed hypersonic scramjet engine.

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  3. Martian

    Martian Respected Member Senior Member

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    A Mach 1 nose cone does not glow. Neither does a Mach 3 YJ-18 warhead, which is a video that I had previously posted.

    In the video (see post #1), the nose cone is at least 1,200 degrees Celsius (or 2,192 degrees Fahrenheit). It's glowing blazing white. It's a hypersonic missile.

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    Watch the re-entry of real hypersonic Mach-23 MIRVs at 2:07 to 2:11. They are also blazing white.

     
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    Illusive Senior Member Senior Member

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    Let me introduce you to the world of CG i.e Computer Graphics where you or any random chinese kid with a talent can create these conspiracy videos with realistic graphics thanks to modern tracking software and plugins in the comfort of his home.

    Don't believe me see for yourself :playball:





    These aren't even industrial level graphics, there something higher than this:biggrin2:
     
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    @Illusive , you'll burn in communist hell for committing this blasphemy. Chinese make AAMs like no other and below is the result when you are on the receiving end.

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