- Jul 20, 2009
Your information is missing some information---.
The real thing is how fast---how quick is that thrust available---.
Just like in a car---when you want to accelerate---is the max torque available at 4000 RPM's or at 6500 RPM's---.
In fighter aircraft engines---how quickly the engine reacts to the need of higher thrust---( spool up time ).
not just the engine,
it is a combination of thrust and aerodynamic characteristics at that particular maneuver,
Point in case, the highly touted cobra maneuver.
Very good to watch
not so effective in WVR combat once executed.