BryanG From United States of America, joined May 1999, 438 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (15 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 786 times:
Cool, I was right. I got this from the USAF Museum website. I don't know if this is definitely the heaviest, but I'd be mighty surprised if it wasn't. When a plane is built this tough, there's no need for a second engine. This plane could take the bigest beating - missles, flak, whatever - and still keep going.
Span: 34 ft. 11 in.
Length: 67 ft. 0 in.
Height: 20 ft. 2 in.
Weight: 54,580 lbs. max.
Armament: One M61 20mm Vulcan cannon plus 14,000 pounds of ordnance--conventional bombs, rocket packs, missiles and special weapons
Engine: One Pratt & Whitney J75-P-19W of 26,500 lbs. thrust with afterburner
Maximum speed: 831 mph
Cruising speed: 596 mph.
Range: 1,500 miles