>> The air compression and ignition in the engine bypass system is what
>> I was talking about. This is the same concept as a ramjet.
>Wow! I actually remembered some of this stuff more or less correctly! I'm
>amazed about me!
>So, would it be correct to type the SR-71 engines as a hybrid turbo-ramjet?
I think in the strictest sense, an aeronautical engineer wouldn't
call the engine that for reasons that are probably too subtle for me
to really understand (I think I just recall reading somewhere that
engineers shied away from calling the SR-71's engine a true hybrid
turbo-ramjet). But for all intents and purposes, yes, that's more or
less what it is.
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