Top 10 Most Fastest Fighter Aircraft in the World


airjet North America X15 is the Fastest Fighter Aircraft in the world which has the highest speed 4,520 miles per hour. Here is a list of Top 10 Fastest Fighter Aircraft’s with speed in the world. For more entertainment just take a look on Top 10 strongest air force in the world.

Traveling in the air is a fascinating and famous thing of people. They can carry people from one place to another in short duration. In the world, there are many fastest aircraft in which some of them are research aircraft, military aircraft and some of the only reconnaissance purposes. Nowadays supersonic planes and fighter aircraft have become the need of every nation which have highest super speed. They all have advanced technology and the speed of these aircraft measured Mach which is a quantity representing the ratio between flow velocity and local speed of sound as well as it is also measured in miles per hour. So here is the list of top 10 fastest aircraft.

What are Top 10  World’s Most Fastest Fighter Aircraft ?

10. Sukhoi Su-27, 1550mph

10 Sukhoi Su-27, 1550mphSu-27 is a twin-engine fighter aircraft which designed by Sukhoi. The 2.35 match speed is the highest speed of Sukhoi Su-27 which brings it to the edge of USSR craftsmanship. It has 30mm gun and ten external pylons which can hold air to air heat seeking, and short and medium size missiles. 2 Saturn/Lyulka AL-31F turbofans is the engine of this jet. It is best for air superiority missions, and at sea level, it has 870mph speed which can reach up to 1550mph. After the Sukhoi Su-27, some of it other models are working in which Su-30, Su-33, Su-34, Su-35, Su-37 are included.

9. F-111, Aardvark, 1650+

F-111s at Red FlagGeneral Dynamics made a strike aircraft in 1960 which is called The Aardvark F-111. This aircraft works with The United States Air Force and Royal Australian Airforce. The engine which uses in it is 2 Pratt& Whitney TF30-P-100 turbofans. It uses for multipurpose; it is not fighter aircraft bit a tactical bomber which is capable of flying at Mach 2.5. In USAF history it has most safest operational records of any other aircraft. F-111 Aardvark can carry 20mm cannon and up to 24 nuclear weapons, and it can fly up to 1650 miles per hour.

8. McDonnell Douglas F-15 Eagle, 1650 +mph

8 McDonnell Douglas F-15 EagleF-15 is a twin-engine aircraft 2 Pratt and Whitney F100-PW-100, 200 turbofans. It is considered the elite fighter aircraft in the world and backbone for the Air force’s air superiority. McDonnell Douglas F-15 Eagle is giving its services to the United States Air Force. F-15 can fly up to 10,000 meters in just 10 seconds, and it has super speed 1650 + miles per hour. The first time it came in testing in 1977 and can propel the 18,000 kg aircraft.

7. Mikoyan MiG-31 Foxbat, 1860mph

7 Mikoyan MiG-31 FoxbatMiG-31 Foxbat has the top speed of Mach 2.83 and one of the fastest aircraft in the world. Russian interceptor aircraft built this plane in 1975 and first time used by Russian Air Force. It is twin engine aircraft and engine names are 2 Soloviev D-30F6 turbofans. It can fly at the speed of 1860 mph, has a long combat radius of 1450km. In 1994 its production ended up, and 400-500 units built. Still, it is in service with Kazakhstan Air Force and Russian Air Force.

6. The XB-70 Valkyrie, 2056mph

North American XB-70A ValkyrieNorth American Aviation manufactured a unique six engines XB-70 Valkyrie aircraft in 1964.  It is used in the USAF as a strategic bomber and research aircraft in NASA’s various programs. It can accelerate the 240,000 kg aircraft with the high velocity of 3 Mach. The more weight needed for fuel carrying, and most top speed is necessary for two reasons, and One is to accelerate away from Soviet interceptors and second is to able to escape the blast of the nuclear bombs. The top speed which was ever recorded is 2056 miles per hour. The price of one XB-70 Valkyrie aircraft is US $750 million.

5. Bell X-2 Starbuster, 2094mph

X-2Bell X-2 is an American research aircraft which established in 1955 by Bell Aircraft Corporation. Only two units built on this plane and in 1956 it was retired. It was constructed in the area of investigation and see how to aircraft behaved when flying at highest speed than Mach 2.0. The maximum speed of Bell X-2 which was recorded 2094 miles per hour and still it is included in the list of top 10 fastest aircraft list.

4. Mikoyan MiG 25 Foxbat, 2170mph

4 Mikoyan MiG 25 FoxbatSoviet Union’s Mikoyan-Gurevich Bureau designed a super fast aircraft which started services in 1970. 2 Tumansky R-15B-300 engine used in it; it has the automatic control system and radio guidance system. It is capable of flying up to 2170 miles per hour or 3.2 Mach. After the SR-17 it is second fastest military aircraft, and it is giving its services Russia, Syria, Algeria, and Turkmenistan.

3. Lockheed YF-12, 2170, 101mph

3 Lockheed YF-12Lockheed YF-12 is an American interceptor aircraft which featured three air to air missiles. It is a research aircraft and USAF, and NASA used it. 2 Pratt and Whitney J58/JTD11D-20 A turbojets engine use in it. 80,257.86 feet highest altitude of this aircraft recorded.   It has the top speed of 3.35 Mach or 2170.101 miles per hour. It looks like SR-71 because it is designed by same designer “ Kelly Johnson.”

2. Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird, 2200+ mph

2 Lockheed SR-71 BlackbirdLockheed SR-71 Blackbird was made by the work division of Lockheed and Skunk in 1964. It was given the services both United States Air Force and NASA. It is used for reconnaissance and experimental research and has advanced stealth technology. This aircraft can fly up to at 2200 miles per hour and produce a thrust of 32,500-pound force. 2 Pratt and Whitney J58 turbojets give power to The Lockheed SR-71.  It was recorded that it can fly with Mach 3.2  speed at 85,000 feet.

1. North American X-15, 4,520 mph

Fastest Fighter Aircraft'sNorth American X-15 is the fastest aircraft in the world which is a hyper-sonic rocket aircraft. In 1959 it was manufactured by North American Aviation, and used by The United Air Force in 1968. The highest speed was recorded  6.70 Mach on 3rd October 1967. William J. Pete Knight was the pilot of this aircraft at that time. XLR11, XLR99 engines are used in X-15 and first operational space aircraft which can fly up to more than 100 km. It has highest world record speed 4,520 miles per hour.

List of Top 10 Most Fastest Fighter Aircraft’s in the World

Sr. No Name Fastest Fighter Aircraft’s Speed
1 North America X-15 4520
2 Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird 2200+
3 Lockheed YF-12 2170.101
4 Mikoyan MiG 25 Foxbat 2170
5 Bell X-2 Starbuster 2094
6 The XB-70 Valkyrie 2056
7 Mikoyan MiG-31 Foxbat 1860
8 McDonnell Douglas F-15 Eagle 1650+
9 F-111, Aardvark 1650
10 10.Sukhoi Su-27 1550


We conclude from this article that now technology has spread all over the world. Fastest aircraft is one of the best and modern technology which is used all over the world for different purposes.