Supercruise on this flight passed off at about 23,000 feet. Our jet, carrying 2 IRIS-T wingtip mounted air to air missiles accelerated by the sonic barrier. Fredrik shortly came off the heater and air speed stabilised nicely above Mach 1. Fredrik tells me he can maintain this until gas runs out at this altitude and can journey faster without burner if we’re at the next altitude. Denying that tremendous-cruise cannot be achieved with a warload, Fredrik says they do it on a regular basis with 4 air to air missiles, a fairly normal fit for air superiority operations. He additionally points out the NG prototype is chubby, and as soon as it loses a few hundred kilos, the supercruise efficiency of the fighter will appreciably enhance.
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