Talk:Budweiser Rocket

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Huh? That last sentence is a dilly! Pollinator 06:12, 28 Feb 2004 (UTC)


I removed the following apparently nonsensical text:

No account was made for the excessive drag forces which are now known to affect ground-level sound-barrier attempts at speeds higher than 700 MPH. Since there were neither any independent witness, nor any degree of measurement expertise involved in this assertion, it is not generally held to be appropriate proof of the claim.

  • Claimed speed: 739.666 miles per hour (Mach 1.01), released by the United States Air Force 8 hours after event
  • Eyewitness testimony: no sonic boom was audible
  • Recorded radar speed: 38 mph (recorded speed of truck nearby by accident)
  • Other recorded data: Accelerometer data from vehicle, photographic images.
  • Driver: Stan Barret
  • Other top speed claims: 638 mph in earlier attempt

~ Strathmeyer (talk) 19:55, 31 December 2007 (UTC)[reply]

I've added a note highlighting that a couple of independent witnesses from NASA Dryden were there, heard the boom and also supported the accuracy of the radar measurements. Originally posted on usenet as below, should anyone feel like chasing the original

From: Mary Shafer
Newsgroups: rec.aviation.military
Subject: Re: F-86, first thru sound barrier.
Date: 15 Oct 1998 10:19:10 -0700

Thoglette (talk) 03:14, 7 April 2020 (UTC)[reply]