A type of jet engine in which the air drawn in for combustion is compressed solely by the forward motion of the aircraft.
More example sentences
- The two main contenders are hypersonic ramjets or scramjets and nanotube-based space elevators.
- The engine, which will be provided by the Air Force, will be a dual-mode scramjet capable of running as a ramjet or scramjet.
- The unpiloted vehicle's supersonic combustion ramjet, or scramjet, ignited as planned and operated for the duration of its hydrogen fuel supply.
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