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.


  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.

  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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