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(US Army)   The "vortex engine" isn't quite as cool as it sounds, but the Army's pretty excited about gel-fueled missiles that can be throttled and won't blow up when they get holes shot through them   (army.mil) divider line 12
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2013-08-26 05:19:48 PM
Oh goody, more kablooey stuff just in time for Global Kablooey 3
 
2013-08-26 05:24:42 PM

Smeggy Smurf: Oh goody, more kablooey stuff just in time for Global Kablooey 3


Starring Hamster Huey.
 
2013-08-26 05:25:35 PM
Well, this is embarrassing:

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2013-08-26 05:30:07 PM

gnosis301: Smeggy Smurf: Oh goody, more kablooey stuff just in time for Global Kablooey 3

Starring Hamster Huey.


And Screwy Louie
 
2013-08-26 06:52:43 PM
Don't hypergolic fuels tend to be highly toxic/dangerous/smelly/corrosive?

I'm sure the weapons handling crew will love fueling those.
 
2013-08-26 09:30:23 PM
Isn't Napalm a gel-fuel?
 
2013-08-26 09:31:01 PM

Smeggy Smurf: gnosis301: Smeggy Smurf: Oh goody, more kablooey stuff just in time for Global Kablooey 3

Starring Hamster Huey.

And Screwy Louie


Don't forget Gooey, Screwy and Ratatouille.
 
2013-08-26 10:38:15 PM
you know who used hypergolic  fueled rockets ?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Messerschmitt_Me_163

// sorry couldn't help it
 
2013-08-26 11:55:58 PM
Damn. When I saw "vortex engine", I was hoping we were finally going to get some vimanas.

Instead we just get more rockets for delivering iron thunderbolts.
 
2013-08-27 01:24:46 AM

fluffy2097: Don't hypergolic fuels tend to be highly toxic/dangerous/smelly/corrosive?

I'm sure the weapons handling crew will love fueling those.


I think the idea behind gelling the fuels is to make them more stable for storage and handling.
 
Skr
2013-08-27 05:54:17 AM

dionysusaur: Smeggy Smurf: gnosis301: Smeggy Smurf: Oh goody, more kablooey stuff just in time for Global Kablooey 3

Starring Hamster Huey.

And Screwy Louie

Don't forget Gooey, Screwy and Ratatouille.


banjo kazooie?
 
2013-08-27 10:58:22 AM

Cthulhu_is_my_homeboy: I think the idea behind gelling the fuels is to make them more stable for storage and handling.


Still smells awful, is highly toxic, corrosive, and will self ignite when mixed. That would be one powder keg you would NOT want going off in your weapons store.

Maybe they're using new stuff now, but all the early stuff, and even stuff used today (Hydrazine) is incredibly dangerous shiat to work with.

I'm sure the military knows what it's doing with them though. Wasting money. On something that will eventually be scrapped as to expensive / troublesome.
 
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