In the book Learning the Art of Electronics, one of the labs is to build a differential amplifier with a CA3096 transistor array. The author admits that the chip may be difficult to find and gives the HFA3096 as a suitable replacement. However, the datasheet for the HFA3096 gives the following breakdown voltages:
The circuit is a standard differential to single ended amplifier:
Is it just me or does this circuit violate the transistor breakdown voltages? The author doesn't mention anything about using reduced supply voltages with the alternate chip. Am I interpreting the breakdown voltages correctly?