Top 10 fastest fighter jets in the world

Many of the fastest aircraft's are no longer in use, but they can still be found among the legends of aviation. Design and sophistication of these aircraft left a mark on future models and even the development of new airline technologies that have shaped the 21st century sky.

Flying fighter jets was always a call for selected, and from the end of World War II technology made this aircraft into a "job on the edge of science fiction."






10. Su-27 Flanker
Maximum supersonic speed of Mach 2.35 (1,550 mph, or 2,500 km/h)
First flight in May 1977

9. F-111 Aardvark
Maximum speed of Mach 2.5 (1,650 mph, or 2,655 km/h)

8. F-15 Eagle
Maximum speed greater than Mach 2.5 (1,650 mph, or 2,655 km/h)
First flew in July 1972


7. MiG-31 Foxhound
Maximum speed of Mach 2.83 (1,860 mph, or 3,000 km/h)
First flight in September 1975


6. XB-70 Valkyrie
Maximum speed Mach 3.02 (2,000 mph, or 3,219 km/h)
Range: 6900 km
First flight: 21 September 1964

5. Bell X-2 "Starbuster"
Maximum speed Mach 3.2 (2,094 mph, or 3,370 km/h)
First flight: 18 September 1955

4. Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-25 Foxbat
Maximum speed Mach 3.2 (2,190 mph, or 3,524 km/h)
Range: 2573 km
First flight: March 6, 1964

3. Lockheed YF-12
Maximum speed of Mach 3.2 (2,070 mph, or 3,330 km/h)
First flight: 1963 


2. SR-71 Blackbird
Maximum speed  Mach 3.3 (more than 2,200 mph, or 3,540 km/h)
Range: 5925 km
First flight: 22 December 1964

1. X-15
Maximum speed Mach 6.72, which is 6.72 times the speed of sound, or 4,520 mph (7,274 km/h)
First flight: 8 June 1959         

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