23 June 2017

Lots Of Jet Fuel Into Noise

A normally loaded B-1B just barely out accelerates a max-takeoff-loaded Boeing 737 MAX 9.

Each of the four engines on the Bone only makes a bit more thrust in burner than each of the two engines on the Max 9.

Of course, the B-1B can outperform 737 in several other ways.  It just looks so sluggish taking off.


2 comments:

  1. May be worth noting that after mid-air refueling, the SR-71 had to dive to break mach 1. Apparently, after that, things changed markedly.

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  2. Concorde dove to break the number too. Then once it was back at altitude killed the burners and held speed on the dry thrust.

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