Ever since the invention of the first ever ultralight aircrafts, the industry has made major strides in relation to improving standards. Currently, we have aircrafts of all shapes and sizes. Even for people who love playing airplane games, they can attest to the fact that speed usually counts in an air plane. Both military and commercial air planes need to be fast due to the nature of their travel. This piece has compiled ten of the fastest aircrafts in the world:
Boeing’s Sonic Cruiser
Among the different types of boieng jets, the Sonic Cruiser is the fastest. The jet will fly at speeds of up to 720 mph compared to their conventional jet’s speeds of about 550mph. the aircraft will have delta wings just like the Concorde.
General dynamics F-111 Aardvark
This aircraft can fly at top speeds of up to 1,650mph and comes in at the ninth spot in our list of the fastest aircrafts in the world. The aircraft is still being utilized by the Royal Australian Air Force. Since its invention the aircraft has pioneered many technologies among them being high-speed flight and automated terrain tracking radar.
The aircraft has the ability to travel for speeds of up to 1,660mph. When it comes to aerial combat, this American fighter is a true leader. One of the most outstanding features about this fighter plane is that it contains a radar system that is capable of detecting engaging targets.
The aircraft is a creation of the North American Aviation, LA division. As one of the fastest planes in the world, the Valkyrie can reach speeds of up to 2,056mph. The jet is powered by 6 General Electric YJ93-GE-3 turbojet engines.
Ever since the launching of the BellX-2 Starbuster, there have been many concerns about this plane in relation to the aircraft’s control, stability and crossing the thermal barrier. The X-2 can travel for top speeds of up to 2,094 mph.
The MiG- 25 Foxbat holds the record for being the fastest fighter jet in the world. The jet has a top speed of up to 2000mph. Initially, there were two types of this aircraft; the reconnaissance and the interceptor variety.
Instead of the usual aluminum material, this aircraft was developed using titanium. Titanium allows the plane to withstand temperatures of up to 2,000 degrees Fahrenheit. The SR-71 BlackBird has the ability to reach speeds of up to 2,200mph.
With speeds of up to 4,520 mph, the X-15 is without a doubt one of the fastest aircrafts in the world. The plane is produced by North America with the intention of converting pilots into astronauts. One piece of information that you should know about the X-15 is that the plane was used by Neil Armstrong prior to his visit to the moon.
The aircraft was crafted by NASA and is attributed to reach speeds of up to 7,000mph. The most fascinating thing about the aircraft is that it can achieve this top speed in less than 10 seconds.
With speeds of up to 13,000mph, the Falcon Hypersonic Technology Vehicle 2 is without a doubt the fastest jet in the world. The first kind of this jet was launched on the 22nd of April 2010.