Top 10 Fastest Planes in the World

If air space above our head is air racing track, these 10 jets below must be the new stars of the sky. This is top 10 fastest plane in the world.  The jets not only fast but they are also deadly. They can carry anything from air to air missile to nuclear head rockets.

10. General Dynamics F-111 “Aardvark”

10 General Dynamics F 111 “Aardvark” Top 10 Fastest Planes in the World
General Dynamics F-111 “Aardvark”
Developed: 1960s
Producer: US
Active user: Royal Australian Air Force

Aardvark is powered by twin Pratt & Whitney TF30-P-100 afterburners turbofans with ability to produce 35,800 lbf of thrust together.  The wing sweep can be angled 16-75 degrees depends on the situation. The max speed is 2.5 Mach/ 2.5 times faster than speed of sound or 1,650 mph.

09. MiG 31 FoxHound
9 MiG 31 FoxHound Top 10 Fastest Planes in the World
MiG 31 FoxHound
Producer: Russia
MiG-31 FoxHound is the upgrade version of MiG-25 FoxBat. It is powered by two Soloviev D-30F6 afterburners turbofans with capability to produce of 34,172 lbf of dry thrust. The maximum speed is 2.83 Mach or 1,860 mph

08. F-15 Eagle
8 F 15 Eagle Top 10 Fastest Planes in the World
F-15 Eagle
Producer: US
F-15 Eagle is the golden son of the McDonnell Douglas and it is powered by double Pratt & amp; Whitney F100 axial-flow turbofan with capability to produce 29000 lbf of thrust. The max speed is 1.2 Mach in low altitudes and 1.5 in High altitudes
07. XB-70 Valkyrie
7 XB 70 Valkyrie Top 10 Fastest Planes in the World
XB-70 Valkyrie
Producer: US
XB-70 Valkyrie was a project of USAF in the early of 60`s. It is powered by 6 General Electric YJ93-GE-3 afterburning turbojet machines with max speed of 2,056 mph or 3.1 Mach at 70.000 feet.

06. Bell X-2 “Starbuster”
6 Bell X 2 Starbuster Top 10 Fastest Planes in the World
Bell X-2 Starbuster
Producer: US
This jet was a research air flight with ability to speed beyond Mach 3.  It is powered by two-chamber XLR25 sea level thrust throttle-able engine. The first pilot who used the jet was Lt. Col. Frank K. “Pete” Everest in November 1955. With this jet, he is titled as the first pilot who flies above Mach 3 or 2094mph. sadly; this plane took his life as well

05. MiG-25 “Foxbat”
MiG 25 Foxbat Top 10 Fastest Planes in the World
MiG-25 Foxbat
Producer: Russia

MiG-25 is a high-altitude jet which can perform well at altitude above 80,000 feet. It is powered by twin Tumansky R-15B-300 afterburning turbojets with ability to give 100.1 kN of thrust. The max speed is 2170 mph or 3.2 mach.

04. SR-71 Blackbird
SR 71 blackbird Top 10 Fastest Planes in the World
Producer: Russia

Producer: US
SR-71 Blackbird is the upgrade of U-2 reconnaissance aircraft and it can flies up to 3.5 Mach or 3x speed of sound at 100,000 feet altitude. The speed is caused by 2 Pratt & amp; Whitney J58-1 continuous-bleed afterburning turbojets with capability to supply 32,500 lbf (145 kN) thrust each. The jet served USAF for 40 years, was withdrawn to base in 80, revoked in 90s and then retired in 1998.

03. X-15
x 15 7 Top 10 Fastest Planes in the World
Producer: US

X-15 Aircraft is the 3rd manmade fastest flying object in the world. The max speed is 4,520 mph or 6.72 Mach at altitude 354,330 feet. The main engine is Thiokol XLR99-RM-2 liquid-fuel rocket engine that is fueled by liquid oxygen, ammonia and hydrogen peroxide.
02. X-43A
2 X 43A Top 10 Fastest Planes in the World
Producer: US

x-43A Scramjet is currently the fastest jet in the world. During the test on November 16, 2004, the jet can move at speed 9.8 Mach or 7,546 mph thanks to the supersonic-combustion-ramjet (scramjet). It is 3x faster than SR-71. The jet has unique combustion system and it is fueled by Hydrogen

01. Space Shuttle
1 Space Shuttle Top 10 Fastest Planes in the World
Space Shuttle
Producer: US

The Space Shuttle is designed to reach the longest distance on the space and it is powered by 3 assemblies that contain a reusable Orbiter Vehicle or OV, the external Tank or ET which is fueled by LOX/LX2, and 2 reusable solid rocket booster or SRB which is powered by  MMH/N2O4. The max speed is 17,320 mph or more than 20 Mach. It is absolutely the fastest plane in the world.

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