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Comment Re:Remove the obvious structural weaknesses (Score 5, Insightful) 384

For the same reason smoke stacks and ventilation ducts have the least number of turns and bends: any obstruction creates back-pressure ... and back pressure is something you don't want when you are trying to dissipate excess heat during a SCRAM.

Then again ... whoever thought they could hit a 1.5 meter target while travelling at 250+ meters / second ....

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