The F-4 Phantom II; down and dirty!
I’m often asked: “What is it like to go super sonic?” At altitude, to be honest, numbers on a dial. 1.0 or 2.0 Mach is not that different from .8 at altitude. .8 is what an average airliner cruises at. Now if you ask me what 650 knots indicated airspeed is like while raging up the Kings Canyon in southern California….or 750 buzzing ships at 100 feet?
There is nothing like that! Speed is relative. Speed for tactical Aviators is life, more is better.