posted on Jul, 23 2005 @ 05:47 PM
IIRC, xmotex....that 1.78 is coming from an official USAF site, a government site, aircraft magazine, etc.?
Would the USAF or the US actually allow such classified information to be released as "official"?
Various 'unofficial' reports, ranging from actual Raptor pilots and aircraft media sources have put the estimated top speed of the F-22 Raptor at
2.0 or better with afterburner. Perhaps your 1.78 figure is in non-afterburner mode, which would be supercruise?
Anyhow, what is almost sure, is that the F-22 will reach whatever speed probably faster than most aircraft in the air today.
[edit on 23-7-2005 by Seekerof]