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Unformatted text preview: shock cause high drag on a blunt nose at supersonic speeds? (1 student) Yes! Thats why supersonic airplanes have pointy noses. Re-entry vehicles are blunt or several reasons, one o them being the act that high drag is desirable or slowing down during re-enetry. 6. What does breaking the sound barrier mean? (1 student) Not much, nowadays. Beore 1945, this barrier was considered as a technological barrier, rather than something the pilot had to break. 7. No mud (4 students)...
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This note was uploaded on 01/28/2012 for the course AERO 16.01 taught by Professor Markdrela during the Fall '05 term at MIT.
- Fall '05