Raptor claw quote ,and MKOPAK and Check six's comments

By definition supercruise means without afterburner. Maybe you mean that from a zero start it takes too long to get to 1071 MPH without killing the 7 minute deal, and that you have to use A/B to get to speed quicker?

If this quote is from a general I seriously doubt he would have taken time to consider time required for acceleration - he probably just took total distance divided by cruising speed.

A) The math stands, it is correct

B) I was quite clear. I said from a static ground launch with burner to attain super cruise, please read what I wrote, don't assume...,

C) I understand what supercruise means, thanks for the tip.

D) Counting a static start, acceleration, and a climb to the mid twenties where the CAP is run over D.C. a speed closer to 1.6 must be attained, (interpolating Raptors claws mach numbers, not my a/s numbers)

E) The General referenced used prepared and considered remarks, stating 7 minutes from Langely to CAP over D.C. with 41 minutes of fuel remaining, not "35 or 40", but precisely 41 minutes. VPRWZL post was spot on, but these were prepared remarks, not off the cuff. I'll find the reference for you

F) 8 minutes to DC in an F-15 (I assume)? I know my geography. I've never flown into Langely, but I've beed to KPHF many times. (and others). Ever notice that coast near Langley and DC? No windows over the Ocean to break. A 600+mph average, which counting acceleration time, would be the max allowed by your chosen top speed of no more than Mach one, would take 12 minutes 45 seconds. I'll do the math for you, 60 mph is 1 mile per minute, 600 is 10 miles per minute. 127.65 miles would take 12.765 minutes. (700 mph average which would be impossible under your chosen limit would still take 11 minutes) To attain an 8 minute flight would require about 900 mph, further, to go over water would be farther still, so even faster is required. That same General said the F-15 would arrive on fumes. (Burner required)

My point is, not that this is the perfect example, but it is more precise than an off the cuff "25 or 30 minutes".

Consider:

1)The F-22 is climbing

2) If Mach 1.6 is the average (using Raptor claws' math), that is down low, not it's optimal supercruising altitude.

3) If Mach 1.6 can be attained at 25K, then one of you guys can convert than to 37+K to gain one possible solution to your question.

4) I reasoned that if it arrived with only 41 minutes fuel on station plus reserves, then some burner had to be used, but if it did the entire time it would arrive on fumes as well just like the F-15.

5)If we use a scientific method, rather than conjecture, we can arrive an airspeed that is accurate. If we take the average speed of all available information, and convert that to a consistant altutude, we can arrive at a reasonably accurate number. (tempature would likely be unknown adding a variable)

6)Metz, the test pilot provided some insight, Dozer, this General, and some others that maybe you guys can provide, can be blended to provide a good picture.