CX-1 Cruise Missile

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    That was an okay movie, kind of funny, but not as sharp as his previous ones.
     
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    I'd LOL that...

    Now, also be serious, what signal the CX-1 gives to us all? That China now also able to produce supersonic cruise missile (previously, all are subsonic flight profile)?
     
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    We've known that since YJ-12 appeared.

    CX-1 shows that the industry has reached a stage when they can export supersonic cruise missiles, which is something previously only Russia (and in a way India) held a monopoly on. Of course, it also shows they've reached a stage when they can develop multiple models of supersonic cruise missiles, which is rare as well
     
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    At the start of the 1980s the Chinese started to induct coastal supersonic missiles; it is not as new of a thing as some analysts would expect.
     
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    Interesting. Though putting an engine of that performance on a missile the size of the CX-1 would almost certainly result in a range of over 300km.
     
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    am I reading the diagram correctly? I see separate subsonic and supersonic air intakes. There are those weird dimples on the shock cone of the CX-1 mockup. and the display that claims CX-1 has scramjet. hum...
     
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    Yes you are, the diagram suggest that they are using the ram jet as an initiator to ignite the scram jet. Don't know if it will work that easy but that is what they claim through that diagram anyways.
     
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    While it's imopossible to know whether the missile fired from the vls in that recent clip is the same missile that hit the ship, seconds later in another shot - one can pretty safely say the missile hitting the ship was travelling under mach 1. Even assuming 20 meter wide ship (which it isn't, it's closer to 10 meters) the time missile needs to cover the distance from edge of shot (at most 3 widths of the ship, counting in the skewed perspective as well) points to a subsonic speed. Taking in more realistic ship measures i guesstimate missile's speed was closer to half a mach.

    Now that in itself wouldn't be peculiar, as it is known there are such missiles - like yj62, traveling closer to half a mach than mach one. But what is peculiar is that there's a visible engine glow reflected in the sea surface. I can't find any such examples from a non afterburning turbojet engine - which leads me to think the missile in that shot was actually rocket powered. (if it was ramjet powered it'd travel a lot faster).

    Once again, the missile hitting the ship does not have to be the same one being launched.
     
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