RetiredWeasel wrote:As Starlionblue stated, your fantasy would have to assume the landing gear was raised, or it would never attain anything close to supersonic..or the gear/doors would rip off.
Certainly not a commercial plane, but a turbo powered vehicle: ThrustSSC supersonic car which set the record in 1997. ("1,228 km/h (763 mph) and became the first land vehicle to officially break the sound barrier") from Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ThrustSSC.
Farsight wrote:Thankyou for the responses, I feel slightly more satisfied now...
So perhaps 450ish MPH?
If indeed we did add some downward elevator deflection, is it possible the tail would rise up off the ground at high enough speed? Pushing the nosewheel into the ground?
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