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Fastest At Low Level?
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t***@gmail.com
2017-09-30 00:20:45 UTC
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What is the fastest aircraft in the world at sea-level?
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John Weiss
2017-09-30 00:32:19 UTC
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What is the fastest aircraft in the world at sea-level?
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RA-5, not RF-5.

However, the F-105 and/or F-111 may have been faster.
Jay Snyder
2021-02-18 07:54:04 UTC
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What is the fastest aircraft in the world at sea-level?
I give my vote to the F-111. Can't think of anything faster for sustained
super-sonic flight at low level.
Gary
I made a run at Green Flag in Canada in an F-111A. 800 knots at 100 ft (ish:-)).
The A model was easier to tune at a lower temp. That would get you 1.15M to maybe 1.2M.
But if they really turn up the heat, it will blow right past 1.2M with ease.
After a Fighter Weapons School hop at Nellis where the jet wouldn't break Mach and I almost got my ass shot off, I jumped on MX.
That afternoon I had the same jet and it screamed right through the Mach to 1.3M.

Mongo
F-111A, E, F-15E

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