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Old March 14th 04, 04:03 AM
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Interesting in that the service ceiling number given corresponds to the
maximum permissible altitude for operations without a pressure suit. My
experience has been that ceiling figures are based on the actual performance
of the aircraft (disregarding any other factors). Maybe not in this case as
I suspect the jet is capable of greater than the 50,000 figure.


"zxcv" wrote in message
I have seen descriptions of the F-22 having a service ceiling of 50,000

which is 13,000 less than I have seen for the F-15. I thought the F-22

much more every way except perhaps top speed. How can the

be the air supieriority fighter of the future when its predessor can fly 2
miles higher?

What gives? Am I wrong?