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# 58
02-28-2013, 02:12 AM
Originally Posted by jonsills View Post
And anything an F-15 can launch, an F-18 can launch. Not an issue.
There is the issue that an F/A-18 tops out at 1.8 mach, while an F-15 can do 2.5+ and sustain supersonic for much longer. With the F-14 and the F-15 both retired, the United States no longer has a Mach 2 fighter.

Again, not that it makes any difference when trying to chase down a meteor.