Russia’s next generation hypersonic stealth nuclear bomber could fly by 2020, it has been claimed. Military bosses claim the engine for the craft has already been tested, and a prototype could take to the air in six years.
The PAK-DA will be equipped with a special hybrid Turbofan engine, making it capable of low-level space flight. When flying inside the earth’s atmosphere, the bomber will burn traditional kerosene fuel. Once in space, the engine switches to methane and oxygen, allowing the PAK-DA to fly without air.
Carrying a payload of long-range ballistics, including hypersonic missiles with nuclear capabilities. From there, it will be able to launch attacks on targets before returning to base. VIA – ibtimes.