Top 10 Fastest Aircrafts in the World

In our present modern world includes different types of aircrafts which is very helpful for the human being. Day by day modern science has invention numerous design-able and beautiful fastest aircrafts. We are given here world’s top 10 fastest aircrafts list. Continue reading to know about the top 10 best fastest aircrafts in the world.

1. North American X-15
Manufacturer: North American Aviation
Role: Experimental high speed rocket powered search aircraft
Speed: 4,520 mph
First flight: June 8, 1959
Type of engine: Rocket engine
Length: 51′
Introduced: 17 September, 1959
Primary users: United States Air Force, NASA
North American X-15

2. Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird
Manufacturer: Lockheed, Skunk Works division
Role: Strategic reconnaissance aircraft
Speed: 2,200 mph
First flight: December 22, 1964
Type of engine: Pratt & Whitney J58
Length: 107′
Introduced: 1966
Primary users: United States Air Force, NASA
Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird

3. Lockheed YF-12
Manufacturer: Lockheed Corporation
Role: Interceptor aircraft
Speed: 2,275 mph
First flight: August 7, 1963
Type of engine: Pratt & Whitney J58
Length: 102′
Primary users: United States Air Force
Lockheed YF-12

4. Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-25
Manufacturer: Mikoyan
Role: Interceptor and reconnaissance aircraft
First flight: March 6, 1964
Type of engine: Turbojet
Length: 65′
Primary Users: Soviet Air Defense, Algerian Air Force, Syrian Air Force, Ukrainian Air Force
Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-25

5. Bell X-2
Manufacturer: Bell Aircraft
Role: Research aircraft
Speed: 2,094 mph
First flight: November 18, 1955
Type of engine: Rocket engine
Length: 38′
Primary users: United States Air Force, National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics
Bell X-2

6. XB-70 Valkyrie
Manufacturer: North American Aviation
Role: Strategic bomber, Supersonic research aircraft
Primary users: United States Air Force
Unit cost: $750 million
First flight: September 21, 1964
XB-70 Valkyrie

7. Mikoyan MiG-31
Manufacturer: Mikoyan
Role: Interceptor aircraft
Speed: 1,864 mph
First flight: September 16, 1975
Type of engine: Soloviev D-30, Turbofan
Length: 74′
Primary users: Russian Air Force, Kazakhstan Air Force
Introduced: May 6, 1981
Mikoyan MiG-31

8. McDonnell Douglas F-15 Eagle
Manufacturer: McDonnell Douglas, Boeing Defense, Space & Security
First flight: July 27, 1972
Role: Air superiority fighter
Type of engine: Pratt & Whitney F100
Length: 64′
Primary users: United States Air Force, Japan Air Self-Defense Force, Royal Saudi Air Force, Israeli Air Force
Introduced: January 9, 1972
McDonnell Douglas F-15 Eagle

9. Sukhoi Su-27
Manufacturer: Sokhoi
First flight: May 20, 1977
Speed: 1,553 mph
Role: Air superiority fighter, Multirole fighter
Designers by: Mikhail Simonov, Sukhoi
Length: 72′
Introduced: June 22, 1985
Primary users: Russian Air Force, People’s Liberation Army Air Force, Ukrainian Air Force
Sukhoi Su-27

10. General Dynamics F-111 Aardvark
Manufacturer: General Dynamics
Introduced: July 18, 1967
Role: Interdictor, fighter bomber, strategic bomber
Primary users: United States Air Force, Royal Australian Air Force
First flight: December 21, 1964
Length: 73′
Type of engine: Pratt & Whitney TF30, Turbofan
General Dynamics F-111 Aardvark