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Spike S-512 QSJ (Quiet Supersonic Jet)

Supersonic Passenger Aircraft

Spike S-512 QSJ (Quiet Supersonic Jet)

Supersonic Passenger Aircraft

OVERVIEW
SPECIFICATIONS
ARMAMENT
VARIANTS
HISTORY
MEDIA
OVERVIEW



The Spike Aerospace S-512 QSJ is just one of several companies looking to resurrect the supersonic passenger travel market.
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ORIGIN: United States
YEAR: 2023
MANUFACTURER(S): Spike Aerospace - USA
PRODUCTION: 0
OPERATORS: United States (possible)
SPECIFICATIONS



Unless otherwise noted the presented statistics below pertain to the Spike S-512 QSJ model. Common measurements, and their respective conversions, are shown when possible.
CREW: 2
ENGINE: PLANNED: 2 x Engines of unknown make and model producing 20,000lb of thrust each unit.
RANGE: 6,214 miles (10,000 kilometers; 5,400 nautical miles)




ARMAMENT



None.
VARIANTS



Series Model Variants
• S-512 - Base Series Designation
• SX-1.2 - Scaled-down unmanned demonstrator


HISTORY



Detailing the development and operational history of the Spike S-512 QSJ (Quiet Supersonic Jet) Supersonic Passenger Aircraft.  Entry last updated on 9/22/2017. Authored by Staff Writer. Content ©www.MilitaryFactory.com.
The S-512 is projected with a (rather optimistic) range of 6,200 miles and its cabin will be configured to carry twenty passengers. The estimated speed of this supersonic performer is targeted at Mach 1.6. As of this writing (2017), the engines remain unnamed but the company is seeking powerplants in the 20,000lb thrust output range. Active high-speed testing is scheduled for 2019 with full-on testing planned for 2021. The company hopes to begin deliveries of its sleek product in 2023 or slightly beyond. An unmanned, scaled-down proof-of-concept demonstrator is in the works under the "SX-1.2" designation and is set to cover low-speed stability and control testing.

September 2017 - Spike Aerospace confirmed its plans to complete the SX-1.2 unmanned demonstrator with flight-testing scheduled to be begin by year's end or early in 2018.




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Our Data Modules allow for quick visual reference when comparing a single entry against contemporary designs. Areas covered include general ratings, speed assessments, and relative ranges based on distances between major cities.

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Graph showcases the Spike S-512 QSJ's operational range (on internal fuel) when compared to distances between major cities.
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Unit Production Comparison
Comm. Market HI*: 44,000 units
Military Market HI**: 36,183 units
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  * Commercial Market High belongs to Cessna 172.

  ** Military Market High belongs to Ilyushin Il-2.


Supported Roles
A2A
Interception
UAV
Ground Attack
CAS
Training
ASW
Anti-Ship
AEW
MEDEVAC
EW
Maritime/Navy
SAR
Aerial Tanker
Utility/Transport
VIP
Passenger
Business
Recon
SPECOPS
X-Plane/Development
A2A=Air-to-Air; UAV=Unmanned; CAS=Close Support; ASW=Anti-Submarine; AEW=Airborne Early Warning; MEDEVAC=Medical Evac; EW=Electronic Warfare; SAR=Search-Rescue
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