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Can an F-16 perform Pugachev's Cobra?

In reality no. But in theory if no FLCS is present, according to the pitching moment coefficient (Cm) curve, then yes. Please refer to the Cm curve from the NASA F-16 wind tunnel data in NASA TP-1538. ...
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How I determine numerically the pitch rate of an aircraft?

You need to do a static maneuverability analysis. This involves knowing the size of the control surfaces, calculating their effectiveness (which is not easy), some knowledge of the moments of inertia ...
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Elevator / horizontal tail effectiveness at high speeds?

lift force from the tail and lift increases quadratically with airspeed Correct That means that the faster jet will have a turning moment 11 times stronger than the slower plane? No, because the ...
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