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London to New York in 11 minutes? The "Antipode Jet" can make this happen…

by LLB Editor
26th Jan 16 11:29 am

It’s not April, you’re no fool, and this is no joke.

Canadian engineer Charles Bombardier has designed the “Antipode Jet” that could carry up to 10 passengers from London to New York in just 11 minutes.

The jet, which uses rocket engines to travel at speeds of 20,000kmh, would travel twelve times faster than Concorde.

In an interview with Forbes, Bombardier said: “I wanted to create an aircraft concept capable of reaching its antipode, or diametrical opposite, as fast as possible.”

The Antipode jet would be powered by liquid oxygen or kerosene rockets and would travel 10 times the speed of sound.

The concept has one major loophole – the noise and heat the rocket engines would create.

Bombardier told MailOnline: “One foreseeable problem was the sonic boom noise it would generate over land and the massive amount of heat that would build up on its nose and wings.”

Image source: Charles Bombardier/Imaginactive

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