scramjet

Definitions:

  • A ramjet airplane engine designed for hypersonic flight that burns fuel in the supersonic airstream produced by the plane.
  • A <xref>jet engine</xref> capable of propelling an <xref>aircraft</xref> at <xref>hypersonic</xref> speeds; <xref>combustion</xref> of the <xref>fuel</xref>/<xref>air</xref> mixture occurs at <xref>supersonic</xref> speeds
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