HEY! we all are fascinating towards aircrafts. We all want to know how they flies in the sky. So here is a list of few fighter jets in the world which are best in their own field .
1. F22 Raptor
F-22 Raptor- top fighter jets in the world
The F-22 Raptor designed by Lockheed Martin , is a single-seat, twin-engine, all-weather fighter jet developed by the United States. It is fifth generation aircraft with stealth technology which means that jet have a very low visibility over radar . Its capabilities can be understood from the fact that USA even banned its export to other countries. This is costliest among all the fighter jets in the world.
Maximum speed: Mach 2.25 (1,500 mph or 2,414 km/hr)
Range: 3,000 km or more with 2 external fuel tanks.
2. Sukhoi Su-57
Sukhoi Su- 57: best fighter jets in the world
The Sukhoi Su-57 is also a fifth generation, single-seat, twin-engine multirole , stealth fighter jet designed by Sukhoi aviation for air superiority and attack operations. It is a part of Russian Air force at present. The fighter is designed to have super cruise, supermaneuvrability and advanced avionics to overcome the prior generation fighter aircraft . This aircraft is one of the best among all the fighter jets in the world.
Maximum speed: Mach 2 or 2,120 km/hr.
Range: 3,500 km and range can be extended to 4,500 km from 2 outboard fuel tanks.
3. F-35 Lightning II
F-35 lightning II: best fighter jets in the world
The F-35 Lightning II is an single-seat, single-engine, all-weather stealth multirole combat aircraft is another advance fighter jets in American Air force family that is intended to perform both air superiority and strike missions designed by Lockheed Martin . The aircraft is capable to take off and land even without a run way . Their are various variants of the aircraft like F-35A , F-35B , F-35C , F-35I and CF-35.
Maximum speed: 1976km/hr
Range: 2,800 km
4. Sukhoi Su-35
Sukhoi su- 35: one of the best fighter jets in the world
The Sukhoi Su-35 is the designation for two improved derivatives of the Su-27 air- defense fighter jet . It is a single-seat, twin-engine, supermaneuverable fighter jet designed by the Sukhoi aviation . It is a 4.5 generation aircraft . The type was originally developed by the Soviet Union from the Su-27 and later re-designed Su-35 to attract export orders. Different variants are available like Su-27M , Su-37 , Su-35UB , Su-35BM and Su-35S.
Maximum speed: 2,400 km/hr
Range: 3,600 km
5. Eurofighter Typhoon
The Eurofighter Typhoon is a twin-engine ,delta wing, multirole fighter jet . The Eurofighter Typhoon was designed originally as an air superiority fighter. The aircraft’s development effectively began in 1983 with the European Fighter Aircraft programme and a multinational collaboration with the countries the UK, Germany, France, Italy and Spain.
Maximum speed: 2,125 km/hr or Mach 2.0+
Range: 2,900 km
6. Dassault Rafale
The Dassault Rafale literally meaning “gust of wind” or “burst of fire” . The Dassault Rafale is a French made twin-engine, with delta wing, multirole fighter jet designed and developed by Dassault Aviation. It is equipped with a wide range of weapons, the Rafale is intended to perform air supremacy , ground support, in-depth strike, anti-ship strike and even capable of nuclear deterrence missions. The Rafale can referred to as an “omnirole” fighter jet. Recently it is begin introduced in the Indian Air force.
Maximum speed: 2,223 km/h or Mach 1.8
Range: 3,700 km
The Chengdu J-20 also known as Mighty Dragon is a single-seat, twin jet, all-weather, stealth ( haven’t been tested till time ) fifth-generation fighter aircraft developed by China’s Chengdu Aerospace Corporation for the People’s Liberation Army Air Force of China. The J-20 is designed as an air superiority fighter with precision strike capability. This fighter is one of the fastest among all the fighter jets in the world.
Maximum speed: 3149 km/hr
Range: 6,000 km
8. Sukhoi Su-30MKI
Sukhoi sU-30 MKI
The Sukhoi Su-30MKI is a twin engine , all-weather, long-range , multirole air superiority fighter jet developed by Sukhoi aviation , Russian company and it also built by India’s Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) for the Indian Air Force and introduced in 2002 . India is one the biggest user Sukhoi su 30 mki at present in the world .
Maximum speed: 2,120 km/hr
Range: 3,000 km
9. F/A-18E Super Hornet
The F/A-18E Super Hornet is a twin-engine, multirole fighter jet . Its variant is based on the McDonnell Douglas F/A-18 Hornet. The F/A-18E single-seat variants is larger and more advanced derivatives of the F/A-18 super Hornet. It is fully operational in USA Air force and in Navy as well.
Maximum speed: 1,915 km/hr
Range: 2,346 km
10. F-16 Falcon
The F-16 Falcon is a single-engine supersonic multirole fighter jet originally developed by General Dynamics for the United States Air Force . Although it was designed as an air superiority day fighter, and later it evolved into a successful all-weather multirole aircraft. Over 4,600 aircraft have been built since production was approved in 1976.
Maximum speed: 3087 km/hr
Range: 4,217 km
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