Quote Originally Posted by Ian Brooks
Hi



The most effective propelling device for static thrust would have the lowest velocity increase and the largest mass flow, this hypothetical device would have the largest static thrust, which would unfortunately not be too much use as the thrust would diminish quickly once the craft got underway.



Ian




Or another way of looking at it would be:



Getting over the hump at low speed..............static thrust would be much more important than velocity of thrust, right?