|Quoting Blackbird (Thread starter):|
but is the F-100 capable of Mach 2 fully loaded, moderately loaded, or is it just able completely clean?
Still not accurate.
The F-101 was a McDonnell product. GE
made and still makes engines. You may have been thinking GD
for General Dynamics which bought Consolidated and Vultee (Or Convair as it was known prior to purchase by GD
) which made the F-16 prior to it's being purchased by Lockheed.
That's alot of stuff to say at once.
|Quoting Blackbird (Reply 3):|
KC135TopBoom said that the F-100 could do Mach 2, and the F-101A/C 2.25, and for the F-101B 2.40.
He knows alot of stuff, but if he actually said this he was mistaken, or misunderstood. The F-102/F106 may have been what he was discussing, since they were mach 1 and 2 fighter/interceptors respectively.
|Quoting Broke (Reply 6):|
The multishock inlet is complicated due its design and operation and was deleted from the B-1B where it was standard on the B-1A, for example.
The Bone is still capable of supersonic dash, but it's limited to about mach 1.2 or 3 for short periods. It will fly at .95 or so right-down-on-the-ground though....pretty damned impressive for an airplane it's size. Too low for anything but a preplanned flak trap or that golden bb to hurt it.
Problem is that most of it's targets had flak traps set up along likely avenues of ingress.