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Engineers have been experimenting with ramjets since the 1930s. From top: The French Leduc 0.10, test flown in 1949; the Boeing X-51 Waverider, which flew in 2009; the Rockwell X-30 NASP, cancelled before it could fly. (Illustration by Harry Whitver)

The Ramjet and the Rocket

If someone ever comes up with a need to fly at Mach 6, this 1990s technology could be the answer.

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Bill Sweetman

Bill Sweetman is senior international defense editor for Aviation Week & Space Technology and has been an Air & Space contributor for 20 years. He is the author of more than 30 books, and has written about almost every aspect of aerospace and military technology.

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