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You Can't Drop Bombs While Doing Mach, Can You?

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For some reason I thought you had to be subsonic to drop bombs. Not missiles (a2a), but definitely bombs. Am I crazy? Or was this just "fun" in the video?

 

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No, you`re not crazy!

He was hauling butt over Mach1 ingressing and egressing. In the pop though,

he slowed down a bit. I couldn`t see the airspeed readout on his HUD or the

gauge but I noticed his rpm dropping slightly when he was "in hot".

And yes, he was having fun!!

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Aircraft don't need to be sub sonic to drop bombs.

Many aircraft, such as the Tornado IDS and the F-111 were designed specifically to drop ordnance at supersonic speeds.

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There is video at the boeing site showing the FA18E doing Supersonic drops.

Yea, I`m a little behind on current technology.

Seawolf, can you give me a link to that Boeing vid?

I tried to browse through their videos but I couldn`t find that one.

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I will try and find it. It was dropping MK82s in a dive at Mach1 (vapor cloud around the plane and the bombs, it was pretty cool)

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