Tuesday, August 23, 2005

The REAL Mach 5....AIRPLANE

No, I'm not talking about old Japanese anime about a race car... but it IS Japanese! seems the Japs are building the next SST. They are planning a test flight of a test vehicle at the Woomera Range in Australia. Unfortunately, EADS is part of the development consortium.....

UPDATE:
Apparently I got a little too cute with the title of the post, everyone seemed to think I was talking about a car. OK Mia Culpa. THIS is what I'm talking about:

7 Comments:

Blogger Matt said...

I figured you were either talking about a new penta-bladed razor, or the terrible, but lovable movie "Firefox" which was on TV the other day.

August 23, 2005 2:43 PM  
Blogger Cory said...

Wait until 2007 when Toyota hits the NASCAR circuit like a ton of bricks.....

They've already taken over CART and Formula 1.

August 24, 2005 7:51 AM  
Blogger Rorschach said...

Sedosi, I was talking about an airplane who's prototype engine can theoretically perform at up to 5.5 times the speed of sound.

Maybe I need a bit more exposition in my posts....

August 24, 2005 8:22 AM  
Blogger Pigilito said...

Toyota has hardly taken over in F1. The highest level of racing is still dominated by European automakers.

I do look forward to Toyota entering Nascar.

From your post title, Rorschach, I was expecting a flashback to one of my favorite childhood cartoons.

August 24, 2005 2:50 PM  
Blogger Rorschach said...

Yeah, it was one of mine too which is what made me think of it... clearly I was being too clever.

Oh well, ya live ya learn....

August 24, 2005 4:24 PM  
Blogger Cory said...

Sorry, didn't read the link. (my bad)

And yes, F1 was a stretch but they do control CART and INDY.

They are making good inroads into the F1 circuit however.

August 24, 2005 10:46 PM  
Blogger Pigilito said...

Agreed. Both japanese teams are doing better than many established teams.

Things will only get better for both in the future, I expect.

Btw, cool picture on the new plane.

August 25, 2005 9:11 AM  

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