You had better change Wikipedia then, Bill. It has the empty weight as over
6,000lb, but with each engine pushing out less than 3,000lbf.
I'm sure that the A-37 was pretty pokey, but the Lightning was in a different
class: thrust, weight, speed etc . . .
. . . and difficulty to fly, I should say :-)
On 5 Nov 2011, at 22:02, Bill Pearce wrote:
> Not to throw too much cold water on English Electric, but the Cessna A37
> could do the same thing. It had the magic: More pounds of thrust than pounds
> of weight.
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