Top 10 fastest aircraft in the world in 2018

The fastest aircraft in the world are true engineering marvels. These aircraft are multiple times faster than the speed of sound. Most of them are prototype or still in research and development phase. So, here it the list of top 10 fastest aircraft in the world in 2018.

  1. .Sukhoi Su-27 Flanker – It is a Russian twin engine and first-by-wire control system jet ever.

Manufacturer: JSC Sukhoi Company

Max Speed of Mach 2.35

  1. McDonnell Douglas F-15 Eagle – It is an American twin engine fighter jet.

Manufacturer: Designed by McDonnell Douglas (now Boeing)

Max Speed of Mach 2.7

  1. MiG-31 Foxhound- It is a Russian supersonic interceptor aircraft.

Manufacturer: Russian Aircraft Corporation MiG

Max Speed of Mach 2.83

  1. XB- 70 Valkyrie- It was an American, deep penetration strategic bomber jet. It was a prototype which was never developed. One of the largest and fastest bomber jets, ever built by USA.

Manufacturer: North American Aviation

Max Speed of Mach 3.1

2,056 mph and 3,309 km/h

  1. Bell X-2 Starbuster- It was an X-plane research aircraft built to investigate flight characteristics. X-2 was a rocket-powered, swept-wing aircraft. Retired in Sep’1956.

Manufacturer: Bell Aircraft

Max Speed Mach 3.19

  1. MiG- 25 Foxbat- The Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-25 is a Russian supersonic interceptor and reconnaissance aircraft.

Manufacturer: Russian Aircraft Corporation MiG

Max Speed Mach 3.2

  1. Lockheed YF-12- It is an American long-range, strategic reconnaissance aircraft.

Manufacturer: Lockheed Martin Corporation

Max Speed Mach 3.35

  1. SR- 71 Blackbird- It is an American long-range, Mach 3+ strategic reconnaissance aircraft used United States Airforce.

Manufacturer: Lockheed Martin Corporation

Max Speed Mach 3.35 +

  1. North American X -15- It is an American unmanned technology demonstrator.

Manufacturer: North American Aviation

Max Speed Mach 6.72

  1. Falcon HTV-2- It is a crewless, experimental hypersonic glide vehicle rocket glider developed as part of the DARPA Falcon Project

Manufacturer: Lockheed Martin Corporation

Max Speed Mach 20

Let’s wait and watch how this list will develop in 2019.