London to New York in 20 minutes
That’s what a new super-fast plane promises.
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It would carry ten people, using rocket boosters to climb to 40,000 feet and could zoom round the globe in less time than it takes to watch a game of football.
A ‘supersonic combuston ramjet engine’ would then bring the plane up to speeds of Mach 24, which is 21 times the speed of sound.
A normal Boeing 747 has a top speed of 570 miles an hour, but the Antipode would be capable of reaching a whopping 16,000 mph.
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