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sprstdlyscottsmn wrote:mixelflick wrote:I always wondered why the F-15 didn't have a higher thrust engine. Asked an F-15 pilot once at an airshow and he said they tested more powerful motors but for some reason didn't install them?
I did NOT get the feeling it was budget related. Anyone here know why?
Because once upon a time they were going to be 1:1 replaced with Raptors.
OK, but now that that isn't the case (and hasn't been, for years)... why not look at something with 30-32,000lbs of thrust per engine? Budget related??