Fighter jets are military aircraft designed primarily for air-to-air combat against other aircraft. The main specialty of fighter aircraft is its fast speed, maneuverability, and small size as compared to other combat aircraft. Many fighter jets are designed for dual purpose; they can attack both in the air and on the ground. I have collected a list of the 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-maneuverable air superiority fighter developed by Russia’s Sukhoi and built under license 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 in 2020 and beyond.
Top Speed: 2,120 km/h
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
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
2. Eurofighter Typhoon
The Eurofighter Typhoon is a canard-delta wing, twin-engine, multi-role fighter jet. It was designed and manufactured by three companies together, Alenia Aermacchi, Airbus Group, and BAE Systems.
Top Speed: 2,495 km/h
The Su-35 is also known as Super Flanker. It is a twin-engine supermaneuverable multirole fighter, single-seat fighter jet designed by Sukhoi and built by the Komsomolsk-on-Amur Aircraft Production Association (KnAAPO). Its first variant was designed in the 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
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