Speed has always been a prime concern of human being, especially when traveling is concern. With the advancement in technology, human beings are able to shape the modes traveling near to speed of blink of eye. Invention and upgrade of the Aircrafts is the prime example of this. Some of the jet aircrafts can be declared as the lords of the sky as they are very much immune to weather changes and aims at most astonishing speed while covering their distances. We have compiled a list of top 10 fastest jet aircraft of the world that has been invented by the engineers and is in phase of further sophistication. The speed and specification of these fastest jets is also mentioned below each entry. Here are world’s top 10 fastest jet aircraft.
10. Tupolev Tu-144
Tupolev is the first ever supersonic aircraft of the world. It stood at 10th position with its speed of 1,550mph. It is the fastest airliner that world is having today which is serving commercial purposes. This has astonished the world for certain period of time but retired from the services since 1978.
9. Aardvark F111
A gift of American war industry, this aircraft is incredible both in its speed and reliability. The major purpose that leads the building of this aircraft was to strengthen the navy. It is a naval fighter bomber aircraft. It can fly with its top speed of 2.5 Mach. It is 9th fastest aircraft.
8. Mig 31 FoxHound
Mikoyan Mig-31 is a Russian supersonic aircraft. It is operating through the large twin engine with the speed of 2.94 Mach. It is truly a flying and fighting machine at the same time.
7. F-15 Eagle
F-15 Eagle is a tactical fighter plan that has been created to ensure the air superiority in the air combat. Heavily armed and well equipped F-15 is single operated-pilot plan and is the crown in the American air force. It has been reported that the eagle is the fastest jet created by US military.
6. XB-70 Valkyrie
The XB-70A Valkyrie was built by the North American Aviation for the U.S Air Force. It is the heavy capacity air jet that can carry nuclear arsenal at the speed of 2000 mph. It is one of the fastest planes of the world and fastest bombers of the US military. US Army is proud to have it and enemies of United States are threatened by this fastest jet.
5. Bell X-2 “Starbuster”
The jet was made up of stainless steel and copper nickel alloy to reduce the air friction and the thermal heating effect upon the performance of the jet. Due to its magnificent speed and higher sophistication, this plan deserves to be rate on the 5th number among the top ten fastest jets of the world.
4. MiG-25 Foxbat
One of the master pieces of the aircraft history, this air jet has the average speed of 2.83 Mach. It is still active and has been serving well. This plan is primarily use for the flights of higher altitudes.
3. SR-71 Blackbird
Blackbird is a special type of strategic aircraft with unique characteristics and high speed. This jet had long served the US military. Since, the flying speed is marvelous and peculiar so the plan had to go on retirement from the services in early 1998.
It is sure a speed demon and can claim faster than the blink of eye. It has an average Mach of 6.7 units. Rocket powered aircraft; X-15 is the fastest manned aircraft. It is using hydrogen peroxide to attain the higher speed by pumping it out from its tail. It gets second rank in the list of fastest jet aircraft in the world.
Now comes the turn of fastest aircraft on the world. In 2004, it set a record of 9.8 Mach, three times more than the speed of Blackbird. This jet is hydrogen based and consumes it to gain the maximum speed with accuracy and sophistication. The more peculiar feature is that it doesn’t need oxygen to keep its engine going one. This is the fastest and highly sophisticated aircraft of the world.