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Stats from Wikipedia.

Early 1960's. The SR-71 had two engines capable of producing a combined total of 68,000lbs of AB thrust thanks to the JT11D-20K.

Fighter Jets:

Mid 1960's. The Mig-25 had two engines combining for a total of 45,000lbs of AB thrust.

Early 1970's. The F-15a had two engines combining for a total of over 47,000lbs of AB thrust.

Mid 1980's. The F-15e had two engines combining for a total of over 58,000lbs of AB thrust.

Early 2000s. The F-16 block 60 with a single GE F110-132 engine could produce 32,500lbs of Ab thrust. (2 would be 65,000lbs)

Mid 2000's. The F-22 had two engines combining for a total of 70,000lbs of AB thrust.

Mid 2010's. The F-35 had one engine that can produce 43,000lbs of AB thrust. (A twin engine version would be 86,000lbs!)

Based on this evolution of engine thrust for fighter Jets, it looks like we might be heading to the AB thrust of 100,000lbs! Perhaps as early of 2025? Perhaps more impressive would be the non AB thrust. The F-35 engine can do 28,000lbs with one engine without AB.

Maybe that means two engines that could produce 100,000lbs of AB thrust would translate to perhaps 70,000lbs without AB?

Anyhow- it's interesting to see the increase over time. I find it fascinating that when the F-22 became operational in 2006 that its thrust was slightly better than the SR-71!

Stats from Wikipedia.

Early 1960's. The SR-71 had two engines capable of producing a combined total of 68,000lbs of AB thrust thanks to the JT11D-20K.

Fighter Jets:

Mid 1960's. The Mig-25 had two engines combining for a total of 45,000lbs of AB thrust.

Early 1970's. The F-15a had two engines combining for a total of over 47,000lbs of AB thrust.

Mid 1980's. The F-15e had two engines combining for a total of over 58,000lbs of AB thrust.

Early 2000s. The F-16 block 60 with a single GE F110-132 engine could produce 32,500lbs of Ab thrust. (2 would be 65,000lbs)

Mid 2000's. The F-22 had two engines combining for a total of 70,000lbs of AB thrust.

Mid 2010's. The F-35 had one engine that can produce 43,000lbs of AB thrust. (A twin engine version would be 86,000lbs!)

Based on this evolution of engine thrust for fighter Jets, it looks like we might be heading to the AB thrust of 100,000lbs! Perhaps as early of 2025? Perhaps more impressive would be the non AB thrust. The F-35 engine can do 28,000lbs with one engine without AB.

Maybe that means two engines that could produce 100,000lbs of AB thrust would translate to perhaps 70,000lbs without AB?

Anyhow- it's interesting to see the increase over time. I find it fascinating that when the F-22 became operational in 2006 that its thrust was slightly better than the SR-71!