If you want to talk about impressive thrust to weight ratios, have a look at corporate jets.
For example, if you examine power loading (MTOW divided by total rated thrust), the Cessna Citation Encore comes in at 2.45
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That's better than the G550, BBJ
, ACJ, etc. In fact, even the F-104 and F-4 carry around about 1.80
pounds of weight for every pound of thrust at MTOW.
Depending on engine choice, the 757 comes in at about 2.93
. There are many variables I haven't gotten into, but the general comparisons remain about the same. In the end, bizjet performance is quite impressive.