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25 Fastest Planes in the world

25 Fastest Planes in the world

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The outcome of some of the military projects had witnessed some of the technically most advanced flying vehicles which flew through the skies at a rapid and unimaginable speed. Listed below are few of them that were developed for military as well as research purposes.

 

1. F-8 Crusader

The Vought F-8 Crusader was a single engine supersonic jet aircraft built for the United States Navy and Marine Corps. It was the first vertical and /or short take- off and landing jet fighter aircraft, which was able to cruise at a high speed off Mach 1.72 at 58000 ft. altitude.

2. XF-104 Star fighter

Only two aircrafts were built of the single-engine, high-performance supersonic interceptor by Lockheed, the “XF-104”. One was used for aerodynamic research, while the other was used as armament test beds.

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3. F-22 Raptor

The fifth Generation, twin-engine Single Seat all weather stealth tactical fighter aircraft was one of the most secretive projects. The production of F-22 Raptor was stopped for many reasons including a very high cost, ban on exports and development of advanced versions and thereby making the final delivery in the year 2012.

4. Tu-22M Backfire

The Tupolev designed Supersonic long-range strategic and maritime bomber for the Soviet Union, the “TU-22M” was also reported as “Backfire” by NATO. It was quite a big aircraft which was flown by a four-man crew. Put into operations in the late 1960s, the Backfire’s first action was in Afghanistan against the Mujahedeen’s. Later, this aircraft was widely used to strike the IS facilities in Syria.

5. Saab 35 Draken

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A Swedish fighter aircraft developed and manufactured by Saab was introduced in the year 1960 and was put into operations till its retirement in the year 1974.

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