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Bjorn wrote:This number has nothing to do with the aircraft whatsoever. Off course, the more G's you pull on an airframe over its lifetime, the shorter that lifetime will become if nothing is undertaken to strenghthen the airframe at a certain point.
The limiting factor is the human sitting inside the airframe. An F-16 for example is limited to 9G just to protect the pilot. The airframe itself can sustain up to 13 of 14G, but the pilot simply can't. This is the only reason why aircraft are build on a 9G standard and not higher.
FDiron wrote:The test pilot would tested the rocket sled at 200g's (for a few milliseconds) had his retinas temporarily detach.
Actually, a liquid cannot be compressed, only a gas can.
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