This is the Sky OV: the Spanish wingless plane that reaches supersonic speeds

This is the latest innovation from Spanish designer Oscar Viñals, responsible for the Hyper Sting and the Flash Flacon. But in this case the aircraft is a design concept for a “wingless” supersonic hydrogen jet, which can reach speeds of up to Mach 1.5 and carry up to 300 passengers. Its name is Sky OV.

The futuristic spaceship-shaped aircraft can reach speeds of up to 1,837 km/h, twice the speed at which modern commercial airliners fly. This will allow you fly between London and New York in less than five hourscompared to the eight hours that the current transatlantic trip takes. The aircraft, intended for commercial flights, will also have luxurious amenities for passengers, such as bedrooms, suites, chef on board and full bathrooms.

The Sky OV has a delta design, which means that the fuselage and wings of the plane are integrated into a large structure. Therefore, the wingless plane has more cabin space than traditional planes. The wingless shape will also help reduce drag and increase fuel economy, according to Vinal.

The system of propulsion will run on a combination of hydrogen fuel and electricity, which will make emissions-free supersonic travel a reality. Instead of turbojets, the aircraft will draw power from a hybrid pulse detonation engine (PDE) coupled with a turbofan.

The design concept also shows that the exterior of the Sky OV will be covered with quantum solar dotswhich can help produce electricity from the Sun's rays. It will also have ailerons assisted by artificial intelligence to improve the performance of the aircraft.

“This completely new aircraft shape resembles the 'flying wing' design used by military aircraft such as the iconic B-2 bomber, but the combined wing has more volume in the center section,” notes Vinal.

Sky OV, the latest design by Oscar ViñalsOscar VinalsOscar Vinals

The project talks about an aircraft that would have a wingspan slightly larger than that of a Boeing 747 and could operate from existing airport terminals.

“Its weight would be lower than that of current aircraft, would generate less noise and emissions, and would cost less to operate than an equally advanced conventional transport aircraft.”

It will have a range of 16,600 km and could reach a maximum altitude of 13,000 meters (43,000 feet). The crew on board would be two pilots, the total wingspan is 45.3 meters, its length 45.5 meters, the height 6 meters and Its “wings” would cover an area of ​​almost 100 m². The cruising speed is 1,470 km/h and for takeoff the runway should be 2,200 meters long.