The superhornet is limited to mach 1.6 would love to see where you got the 1.8M numbers for the superhornetIndeed this is true, but you can't tell the French this. They don't like it. I was just banned from airdefense for posting this in reply to their claim of SC with tanks and weapons to M1.4'
"Of course, you can't quote a Dassault statement that says that. Myths start from many places. A pilot in a Fox article, that's all I've seen. You realize that no other aircraft can do this. I would even say that even the F-22 with its external tanks and armaments cannot do M1.4. In straight and level flight, an important point to add.
Indeed, I am in awe of this powerful Rafale. Only God knows why the UAE wanted a more powerful engine in the Rafale, because they didn't want to lose the specs they had with their F-16," a French general said."