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[–] glassuser 0 points 8 points (+8|-0) ago 

F-16, can accelerate while standing on its tail

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[–] Dr_Shekel_Nigger 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

If I remember correctly, the F-15 has the highest thrust to weight ratio of fighter jets

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[–] glassuser 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

I thought that was the 16.

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[–] MensAgitatMolem 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago  (edited ago)

Most modern jets can do that.

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[–] theBreadSultan 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

And foxhound is faster

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[–] UchihaMadara 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

while standing on its tail

What'st hat mean

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[–] glassuser 0 points 6 points (+6|-0) ago  (edited ago)

Nose straight up, tail straight down, while in the air. Means that, with sufficient airflow to the engines (ie airspeed to start with), it can make itself go even faster while pointing straight up. Cruise thrust > platform weight

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[–] bb22 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

It means it puts one foot on top of its own tail and then runs.

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[–] mag60 0 points 5 points (+5|-0) ago 

I think jet pilot is on the dream job list for every male on the planet.

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[–] Lazmat 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

until you read McCain's record

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[–] 9-11 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

He was hot-dogging over Saigon when he got downed.

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[–] NoRagrets 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

≈ 823 kph

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[–] Stayedclassy 0 points 7 points (+7|-0) ago 

Come now. Do better. You assume the speed was constant the whole time.

Lets instead assume acceleration is constant for the whole 20 seconds.

a=(V1-V0)/t

V12=V02+2ad

Where V1 is the final speed and V0 is the starting speed (zero)

If we know V0=0 ft/s, t=20 seconds, and d=15000 ft then:

a=V1/t

so

V12=0+2(V1/t)d

Simplify

V1=2d/t = (2*15000)/20 = 1500 ft/s or ~1023 mph (1646 kph)

also, a=V1/t = 1500/20 = 75 ft/s2 (~22.9m/s2)

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[–] tippyc 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

75/32= 2.3g. The F16's TWR isnt that high.

It is actually doing most of the acceleration in the first couple seconds as he noses up, converting the energy stored as horizontal velocity into a vertical acceleration which is greater than the engine could sustain on its own.

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[–] NoRagrets 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

You assume the speed was constant the whole time.

That's true, I don't know what the mathematical symbol for "average" is, so I used the "roughly equal" sign.

I do have one question though.
Shouldn't this line:
also, a=V1/t = 1500/20 = 75 ft/s2 (~22.9m/s2)

Actually read:
also, a=V1/t = 1500/20 = 75 ft/s-2 (~22.9m/s-2)

At least, that's how I was taught acceleration should be represented the last time I took a physics class, 13 years ago.

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[–] ProgNaziGator 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago  (edited ago)

Cant say I'm not impressed. It could all be fake. How would I know?

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[–] MoonMansWay 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

You need a bachelors degree to do this.

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[–] Crow_T_robocop 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

I would love to have been a fighter jet pilot... too bad I get motion sickness if I even look down in a moving vehicle for more than two seconds.

Oh well, I'll just watch Top Gun again .

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[–] speedisavirus 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago  (edited ago)

Only reason I didn't go for it was I couldn't afford college until after the military. In the US you can only fly helicopters in the military without a college degree. Which is odd because helicopters are probably more complicated to operate.

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[–] 9-11 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

All the A10 pilots are 2nd lieutenant or better, college degree required.

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[–] alphasnail 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

That looks so fun.

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[–] dd-schiznit 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

That was about 12 seconds.

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[–] 9-11 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Webm and mp4 dont get thumbnails anymore...

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