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  1. What jet fighter aircraft could attain Mach 1 at sea level at military power? Thanks, hawker111
  2. Could the F-104 Starfighter, if it was flying fast enough, pull 10 + Gs?
  3. Do all of the aircraft in Strike Fighters II have very accurate fuel consumption rates at all altitudes? Thanks, hawker111
  4. As an example, let's say two F-105D Thunderchiefs are flying together. The first is clean, and has an empty internal bomb bay, and only 2,000 lbs of internal fuel. The second F-105 is clean also, but has a full internal bomb bay and an almost full internal fuel load. Will the first F-105 be able to both accelerate faster and attain a higher maximum level flight airspeed than the second? Thanks, hawker111
  5. In this film Doug, an F-4 pilot, says that an F-4 pilot must learn to roll the aircraft using two different techniques. One for low AOA, and one for high AOA. He says that when you have low AOA you can roll the aircraft in the conventional way, pushing the control stick left or right and rolling with ailerons. But Doug says that if you want to roll at high AOA you must keep the stick centered and use your rudder to roll the aircraft. If you use aileron to roll at high AOA the aircraft will suffer adverse yaw. So if you push the stick left to roll left, the fighter will yaw right, and will roll in the direction of the yaw. Here is the film (9:30 -11:05): What F-4 Phantom flight model best simulates adverse yaw at high AOA? And, did all of the Century Series fighters suffer from adverse yaw at high AOA? Thanks, hawker111
  6. Here is a link to a film that features the F-86 Dog Sabre: The Sabre pilot takes off and climbs to 30,000 feet (7:43). He runs out of oxygen (8:23) and has to dive down to a lower altitude. At 9:24-9:30 the pilot says: "Better watch that fuel though*. This can is really gulpin' it down at this altitude." Later on the pilot is running low on fuel. At 13:35-13:41 the pilot says: "If I just had some oxygen I could have stayed at altitude and cut down my fuel consumption." My question is, if the Sabre is cruising at 30,000 feet, its engine will consume less fuel at that altitude than at a lower altitude with the same throttle setting? Thanks, hawker111 * or does he say: "Better watch that fuel load."
  7. Is it true that the F-16A can pull a 9 G turn at a lower airspeed than the F-16C? Does anyone know the lowest airspeed the F-16A can pull a 9 G turn? Thanks, Delta
  8. Streakeagle, Thank you very much. I really enjoyed reading all that you wrote. I would like to ask you a question about something you had wrote: "For instance, t-tail aircraft like the F-104 and even the F-4 have control/stability issues caused by the wings disturbing the airflow to the horizontal stab/elevator at high AoA." Could you explain exactly what happens when the F-104 and F-4 exceed a certain angle of attack? I know that the F-101 Voodoo had a "pitch up" problem. Here is a film: Thanks, hawker111
  9. Has anyone seriously analyzed the flight modeling of stock Third Wire fighters to see if the flight modeling is very accurate? hawker111
  10. Toryu, If a fighter aircraft is carrying a lot of external ordnance under its wings, will that affect its wing area and lift, thus affecting the G stall lines? Thanks, Delta
  11. Atmospheric Properties Calculator 

    Toryu, Should the subsonic conversions be accurate? Thanks, hawker111
  12. Has anyone ever used this atmospheric properties calculator? http://www.aerospaceweb.org/design/scripts/atmosphere/ I have been using it to convert KCAS to KTAS. Is this accurate, even at supersonic airspeeds? Thanks, hawker111
  13. Toryu, I am going to carefully study what you have written and then I will post a reply. Thanks very much, hawker111
  14. Toryu, Could you help me figure out the CLMAX for one of the airspeeds? Thanks, hawker111
  15. Toryu, If I knew what the F-105D's exact weight is when it could pull Gs at these airspeeds, would I be able to enter in a formula in Excel to give me the new airspeeds as I change the weight? 1G: 160 KCAS 2G: 220 KCAS 3G: 275 KCAS 4G: 320 KCAS 5G: 360 KCAS 6G: 400 KCAS 7G: 440 KCAS 8G: 470 KCAS 9G: 500 KCAS Thanks very much for your help, hawker111
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