About Sonic Booms and Quiet Aircraft

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Hello,
I am having this small confusion about sonic boom. Let's talk about aircrafts of the future -say having electric, noiseless engines (suppose). Essentially, these aircrafts practically generate no noise while flying. Now, if these aircrafts can travel faster than sound, will there still be sonic boom - in terms of loud noise and shattered window-glass?
 

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Shock waves on un-powered projectiles...
Excellent examples! :biggrin:
 
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Many thanks, berkeman - for a very clear explanation!
 

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