Researchers say the I-plane’s two layers of wings will mean it can handle significantly heavier payload than existing hypersonic vehicles. Photo: Science China Press

Beijing to New York in 2 hours? Chinese team reveal hypersonic plane ambition

Researchers pushed a scaled-down version of their I-plane to seven times the speed of sound and say its double layer of wings held up surprisingly well

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Researchers say the I-plane’s two layers of wings will mean it can handle significantly heavier payload than existing hypersonic vehicles. Photo: Science China Press
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