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Old 5th Apr 2021, 08:44
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BEagle
 
Join Date: May 1999
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Hey gums, in its day the A-5 Vigilante was certainly capable of M2+!

Over 60 years ago, Cdr Heath and Lt. Monroe accelerated to M2.1, then climbed the jet to over 90000 ft, establishing a new world record (and double flame out!).

Operating the RA-5C off carriers in the Viet Nam war must have been pretty demanding....
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