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London To New York In ONE HOUR: US Military To Test Radical New Hypersonic Aircraft!

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MAILONLINE.COM - It may look like a vehicle the Thunderbirds would travel in, but in fact this experimental aircraft could be the future of long haul flights.

It uses a revolutionary 'scramjet' engine that allows it to travel at hypersonic speeds.

Tomorrow, it will be dropped from a B52 bomber in its latest test. 

The craft, called the X-51A Waverider, is currently being prepared at Edwards Air Force Base in the Mojave Desert.

Tomorrow, it will take part in a key test.

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