Definitions

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  • v. To cruise at supersonic speed without using afterburners.
  • n. A mode of or period of aircraft flight involving supercruising.

Etymologies

super- + cruise (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Fourth; it can't supercruise, which is a hallmark of the rest of the '5th generation fighters'.

    Canada and the F-35: A non-story

  • Finally, two of its hyper-touted "Fifth Generation" characteristics -- "stealth" and "supercruise" -- are, in truth, astonishingly limited.

    The Full Feed from HuffingtonPost.com

  • Such planes use extensive stealth and advanced radar and can usually "supercruise," or fly supersonically for extended periods without using fuel-guzzling afterburners.

    China Puts Up a Fighter

  • F-35, an advanced stealth fighter with features such as supercruise and AESA radar, competes with fourth-generation fighters, such as Eurofighter Typhoon and the French Rafale, in Norway and

    Daily News & Analysis

  • The F-22 sports a Mach 1.5 "supercruise" capability and vectored thrust for enhanced / high-altitude maneuvering whereas the F-35 does not.

    American Thinker

  • It reportedly has "supercruise" capability of being able to exceed Mach 1 without using afterburners, though some analysts have cast doubt on how sustainable that is once weapons are attached.

    Defense Industry Daily

  • The Rafale claims "supercruise" capability, but observers are skeptical and it has been challenging to demonstrate this with the Snecma R88-2 engine.

    Defense Industry Daily

  • SAI says its Quiet Supersonic Transport (QSST) jet "will have 'supercruise' sound levels that are so low that SAI believes QSST will be capable of receiving governmental approval for supersonic flight over land and populated areas without causing objection from the general public," according to the company's Web site.

    CNN.com

  • Advocates contend that the F-22's combination of stealth, vectored thrust, range, advanced surveillance electronics with potential electronic warfare applications, and sustained supersonic flight (aka "supercruise") arguably place it in a class by itself among the world's combat aircraft.

    Defense Industry Daily

  • Reportedly has "supercruise" capability of being able to exceed Mach 1 without using afterburners, though some analysts have cast doubt on how sustainable that is.

    Defense Industry Daily

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