Top 10 Fastest Aircrafts in the World

Ritu Kanwar Bhati            Nov. 22, 2022


Sukhoi Su-27

Sukhoi Su-27 is a Russian plane that is equivalent to the US F-15. Its maximum velocity is at 2.35 mach.


General Dynamics F-111

The F-111 first entered the US in the 1960s. The top speed of F-111 is at 2.5 mach. 


McDonnell Douglas F-15 Eagle

This particular aircraft can fly 2.5 times faster than the speed of sound. 


Mikoyan MiG-31

At high height, its speed is at 2.83 mach. While flying in low height, it can approach 1.23 mach.


XB-70 Valkyrie

It can speed up an airplane weighing 240,000 kilograms to multiple times the speed of sound.


Bell X-2 Starbuster

The Bell X-2, nicknamed as the Starbuster. Its motivation was to find the impacts of flying in the Mach 2-3 territory.


Mikoyan MiG-25

An intriguing airplane utilized a hardened steel plan. The absolute first model made it into the air by 1964.


Lockheed YF-12

Lockheed YF-12 is an interceptor designed for the US Air Force.  This aircraft can reach 3.2 mach at 74,000 feet. 


Lockheed SR-71 Black Bird

This aircraft has been retired in 1966. Running in Mach 3+ speed 


North American X-15

maximum velocity of Mach 6.72 or around 4,520 miles each hour, it is nothing unexpected that this hypersonic airplane is viewed as the quickest on the planet. 

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