Supersonic Cruise

Message posted by willy nammer on May 06, 2002 at 12:07:46 PST:

Hi all:

Just for the record. There and have in the past, been a number of aircraft that are or were capable to cruise supersonically without the use of afterburner(s)

These include:
1. B-58 Hustler bomber
2. T-38 Talon
3. F-14D Super Tomcat
4. F-16XL (Falcon) - "XL" stands for Experimental Laminar - The F-16XL was initially designed to a NASA specification calling for a supersonic aircraft that could cruise supersonically without afterburner,
this was given to the F-16 design - SCAT-15 type cranked arrow wing, etc.

Again, just for the record.



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