I always thought of the EJ200, Snecma M88 and F119/YF120 as good basis for engines to power hypothetical new supersonic transport aircraft. The first two for business jets and the latter for airliners.
All of them are relatively modern designs and conceived with supercruise in mind from the get go.
In a perfect system, you could accelerate a bit above the exhaust speed of an air breathing jet engine, do to the added mass of fuel to the total flow. ;) In practice, yeah, you need to accelerate the exhaust above the speed you want for the plane. And that's not going to happen with high bypass tur...Jump to post