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Top Ten Fighter Aircraft In The World

Greetings to all the fervent readers of our website, today we will be shedding some light on the various types of fighter aircrafts in the world. This ranking is based on the stealthiness , armament, ease of flying, speed, range and maneuverability. All the aircrafts enlisted below have tremendous war fighting capabilities. We can only rate them on their specifications and technology as none of them have been engaged in a one on one battle. It also must be noted that a plane’s performance is highly dependent on the skill of the pilot and mere high specifications cannot guarantee victory.

Top Ten Fighter Aircrafts In The World

Top Ten Fighter Aircraft In The World

  • LOCKHEED MARTIN F-35 LIGHTNING II (USA): This super specialty aircraft holds tactical edge over all the modern aircrafts. Its agility and stealth features make it the best in the business. It is a single seat, single engine, fifth generation and all weather multirole aircraft. It has the capabilities of accomplishing reconnaissance, ground tasks and air defense missions. Max Speed 1.5+ Mach, Range 1500+ km and Fuel Capacity 19200 lb.
  • LOCKHEED MARTIN BOEING F-22 RAPTOR (USA): It is a single seat, twin engine, and fifth generation tactical warfare fighter aircraft. It is capable of ground attack, electronic warfare and signals intelligence apart from being an air superiority aircraft. It also employs sophisticated air to air and air to ground missiles. Its stealth and super avionics fetches it a special place in the top aircrafts of the world. Its air superiority makes it almost invisible to radars. Max Speed 2.25 Mach, combat radius 759km, service ceiling 65000ft and thrust 1.08.
  • EUROFIGHTER TYPHOON (EUROPEAN UNION): This aircraft was jointly made by the countries in the European Union, currently regarded one of the best in the world. It is a delta wing aircraft integrating modern avionics and sensors.  It can be used for reconnaissance and ground strikes. It is accoutered with Defensive Aids Sub System (DASS) and distinct weapons such as air-to-air, air-to-surface and anti-ship missiles including precision guided munitions. Max Speed 2+ Mach, Range 2900km, service ceiling is 19,810m and rate of climb is 315m/s.
  • BOEING  F/A-18E/F SUPER HORNET (USA): This aircraft is a combat-proven strike fighter offering next generation multirole strike fighting capabilities. It is designed to be operated from aircraft carriers and can attack both air and surface targets. It has additional hard points and can carry more missiles. It has extended range due to larger internal storage of fuel.
  • DASSAULT  RAFALE (FRANCE): Rafale is a twin-engine multirole fighter aircraft that is capable of performing air sovereignty, deep strike, reconnaissance and airborne nuclear fighting duties. This aircraft has super avionics and smart sensor systems. It can carry ground attack munitions, laser guided bombs, anti ship missiles, air to air missiles, air-to-surface missiles and a 30mm cannon.  India is currently a hairs breadth away from finalizing talks with the French to buy this coveted aircraft. Max Speed is 2 Mach, range is 3700 km, thrust is 1.13, and service ceiling is 16800m and wing loading is 326.
  • SUKHOI SU-35 (RUSSIA): Also known as Super Flanker, it is a single seat, twin engine and special maneuverable multirole fighter. The SU-35 is capable of deploying long and short range air to air missiles, precision, unguided air to ground munitions including missiles, bombs and rocket. This aircraft has 14 hard points and can carry a max weapon payload of 8 ton. Max Speed 2.25 Mach, ferry range 4500km, service ceiling 18000m and thrust 1.14
  • F-15 EAGLE(USA): It is a purpose built air superiority fighter designed to penetrate the enemy defense. It is accoutered with weaponry and electronics enabling it to detect, acquire, track and attack enemy aircraft while operating in areas controlled by the enemy. Max Speed is 2.5+ Mach, thrust is 1.30, and service ceiling is 20,000m, the combat radius being 1,967km.
    F-15 EAGLE(USA)
  • MIKOYAN MiG-31(RUSSIA): This interceptor aircraft has a high speed, altitude and rate of climb despite sacrificing maneuverability. Its missiles can shoot down the enemy aircraft at long distances. It can undertake long range interception, precision strike and defense suppression tasks.
  • SAAB JAS 39 GRIPEN(SWEDEN): It is a fourth generation lightweight multirole combat aircraft. It is accoutered with latest technologies and can accomplish air defense, interception and ground attack cum reconnaissance.  It is capable of fighter attack and reconnaissance missions. Max Speed 2 Mach, Max takeoff weight 14 tonnes and overall height 4.5m.
  • LOCKHEED MARTIN F-16 FALCON(USA): It is a single-engine multi role fighter aircraft, primarily designed to accomplish air superiority missions. It has advanced avionics and state of the art pilot friendly cockpits. It also contains discrete sensors and weapon packages as well as modern instrumentation. Max Speed is 2 Mach, range 1740 n. mi.

We end our article here; I hope it was worth a read. For more such informational article, keep visiting ssbcrack.com.  JAI HIND

Vardaan Parashar
Vardaan Parasharhttps://ssbcrack.com/
Apart from being a defence enthusiast, I have great zeal towards patriotic and welfare activities. I hail from a rich defence background with my dad being a retired commandant in the Indian Coast Guard. I am currently pursuing Mechanical Engineering and wish to join DRDO one day.
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