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mixelflick wrote:Now I'm well aware it's classified but who here can speculate (reasonably)?
- I've seen comments of "supercruised in excess of Mach 1.7..." and,
- An alleged pilot stating that it can supercruise a Mach 2
Does anyone think the latter is reasonable/possible?
squirl wrote:I'm interested in the claim that the F-15 and F-22 have similar top speeds even though the F-22 "can accelerate faster" (heard from pilots and various outlets). Unless the F-22 is a step backwards in aerodynamics, F=ma (with a bigger a) means more thrust and a higher top speed.
From all the paint-peeled F-22 noses and aerospace's continual struggle for robust turbines, I'd throw my hat in with the folks who say it's an airframe/material limitation.
vegasdave901 wrote:strykerxo wrote:The Russians great airframe builders quote]
I think you mean great airframe copiers
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