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cmorris975
03-17-2007, 05:09 PM
Is it true that this plane can get to mach 1.8? That's disturbingly fast...

ploughman
03-17-2007, 05:10 PM
1.8? Concorde was doing that whilst serving champagne to rockstars.

Next.

Badsight-
03-17-2007, 05:18 PM
officially , the 1960's F4 Phantom is faster than the F22 Raptor

BoCfuss
03-17-2007, 06:28 PM
Maybe you were talking about supercruise? Maybe it could have, but then again the A380 should already be flying and dominating the world market. That which is on paper can promise everything but usually fall short. Who knows though.

LStarosta
03-17-2007, 07:07 PM
Benefits of supercruise are nullified if you have to circumnavigate the globe to travel 1000nm.

VW-IceFire
03-17-2007, 07:22 PM
Originally posted by cmorris975:
Is it true that this plane can get to mach 1.8? That's disturbingly fast...
Thats pretty average. The F-18A through D can do Mach 1.8. The F-22 is somewhere in the Mach 2.2 range although the true number is classified. F-15 is Mach 2.5 at the maximum. The Mig-25 and Mig-31 are Mach 3.0 and still classify as the fastest interceptors to have seen service.

The F-22 might be slower than the F-15 but it can fly faster for a much longer period of time (thats what supercruise is about) so the benefits even out in the end. Its fine to be able to go absolutely screaming along but if you can't hold it for as long...the other guy will catch you.