Top 10 Fastest Aircraft In 2012

Flying in the air was a dream of human being in the ancient time. This dream was achieved by human efforts and number of flying air crafts was made. This includes rockets, planes, jets, helicopters etc. The thirst to reach the top of the sky and acquiring highest speed has not been yet finished by man. They are inventing new and advance technologies to fulfill their desires. Inventions of fastest jets with speed greater than sound were a big achievement of man. These air crafts can cover a long distance just in a minute. We are providing here the list of Top 10 Fastest Aircraft In 2012.



10. F-111

F-111 is a dangerous jet in the strategic world with fastest speed and bombing ability. This jet can destroy its target just in a seconds and it can gain the top speed of 1,850 miles per hour. It was created by General Dynamics.



9. F-15

F-15 Eagle is well known US jet fighter and considered as the so dangerous jet due to having ability to carry out missiles, bombs, missiles with maximum weight of 24,500 lbs. This fighter jet can fly to sky with its maximum speed of 1,875 miles per hour.



8. XB-70

XB-70 was created in 1950,s by North America. This is the world’s number 8th fastest air craft with its top speed of 1,890 miles per hour. It was a great invention in strategic point of view for making a jet a bomber with nuclear war head.



7. X-2

A research plan is included in this list, The Bell X-2 was made for the research purpose It is used in advanced research study in controlling temperature, and in aerodynamics. Check the speed of this plan. It can reach up to 1900 miles per hour.



6. MiG-25

MiG-25 is included in this list. It is one of the fastest jet fighter. It can attain the maximum speed of 2,000 miles per hour. There are two types of this jet. One is reconnaissance type which was flew in 1969 and second one is interceptor which was flew in 1972. It was used in Gulf war and can take over the F-15 missiles.



5. YF-12A

The Lockheed YF-12A took its first flight in 1963. This air craft is found in California at Edwards Air Force base. This air craft jet can go with the maximum speed of 2,070 miles per hour. It is the world’s number 5th fastest air craft.



4. SR-71

This Air craft can attain the speed of 2,193.17 miles per hour. This speed can not be afford by any other air jet. Because of too much heat of 2000 degree Fahrenheit that was produced due to air friction. This heat can damage the wing and body of the air craft. Its body is made from titanium rather than aluminum. This aluminum made body protects the jet from friction damage. It is the fastest air jet in the world.



3. X-15

X-15 is the air craft of North America. This air craft was made for space training and was being used by famous astronaut Neil Armstrong. It can go 50 miles height easily and has the maximum speed of4,520 miles per hour. It is the world’s 3rd fastest air craft in the world.



2. X-43A

NASA has done a great work in creating of fastest air craft. X-43A aircraft was launched in 2004 and has become the second fastest air craft with its maximum speed of 7,000 miles per hour. This air craft is 9.3 times faster than sound. The best feature of this air craft is its ability to gain the maximum speed just in 11 seconds.



1. HTV-2

HTV-2 or Hypersonic technology vehicle is the world’s fastest air craft. It is belongs to America. It is 20 times faster than sound. It can attain the maximum speed of 13,000 miles per hour. This special air craft was made for the purpose of addressing terrorist attacks directly from America with no time.

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