Top 5 Fastest Fighter Jets In The World

Fighter jets are the military aircrafts designed primarily for air-to-air combat against other aircrafts. The main specialty of fighter aircraft is its fast speed, maneuverability and small size as compared to other combat aircrafts. Many fighter jets are designed for dual purpose; they can attack both in air and on ground. I have collected a list of top 5 fastest fighter jets in the world which I am sharing in this article.

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Top 5 Fastest Fighter Jets In The World

5. SU-30 MKI

The Su-30MKI is a super-manoeuvrable air superiority fighter developed by Russia’s Sukhoi and built under licence by India’s Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) for the Indian Air Force (IAF). It is a heavy, all-weather, long-range fighter. The Su-30MKI is expected to form the backbone of the Indian Air Force’s fighter fleet to 2020 and beyond.

Top Speed: 2,120 km/h

SU-30 MKI

4. MiG-21

The MiG-21 is a supersonic jet fighter aircraft, designed by the Mikoyan-Gurevich Design Bureau in the Soviet Union.

Top Speed: 2,175 km/h

MiG-21

3. F-22 Raptor

The F-22 Raptor is a twin-engine, single-seat and all weather stealth tactical fighter aircraft developed for the United States Air Force (USAF). It has some additional capabilities including signals intelligence roles, ground attack and electronic warfare.

Top Speed: 2,410 km/h

F-22 Raptor

2. Eurofighter Typhoon

The Eurofighter Typhoon is a canard-delta wing , twin-engine, multirole fighter jet. It was designed and was manufactured by three companies together, Alenia Aermacchi, Airbus Group and BAE Systems.

Top Speed: 2,495 km/h

Eurofighter Typhoon

1. Su-35

The Su-35  is also known as Super Flanker. It is a twin-engine supermaneuverable multirole fighters, single-seat fighter jet designed by Sukhoi and built by Komsomolsk-on-Amur Aircraft Production Association (KnAAPO). Its first variant was designed in 1980s, which was initially known as the Su-27M. Later on it was re-designated and known as Su-35.

Top Speed: 2,500 km/h

Su-35

If you find something incorrect, missing or know about any other fastest fighter jets that should be in this list then please mention it by commenting below.

Source: Wikipedia

One thought on “Top 5 Fastest Fighter Jets In The World

  • January 2, 2016 at 8:27 am
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    MIG 25 Foxbat is fastest among all above mentioned aircrafts as it can reach Mach 3.2

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