Hypersonic Testing

Tandem HL and the Block 4 Mach Glider

The Tandems will acts as motherships for small hypersonic research airships. This drawing shows a 20 foot long Block 4 Mach Glider being deployed at 140,000 feet from a Tandem HL.

Mach Gliders are the ultimate rockoons.

2 Responses to “Hypersonic Testing”

  1. Jesse D says:

    I thought the Tandem had 2 balloons?

  2. JP says:

    It does. This view is from the front. The other balloon is hidden behind the forward one.