Top 10 Fastest Aircraft of the World

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What is MACH?

Mach is a dimensionless quantity in fluid dynamics representing the ratio of flow velocity past a boundary to the local speed of sound. 1 Mach= 1234.8 km/hour.

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Sukhoi Su-27 Flanker

Its top speed is 2.35 Mach. It is a Russian jet. Armed with a 30 mm gun and 10 external pylons.

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General Dynamics F-111 Aardvark

It flies at a speed of 2.5 Mach. It is able to deliver a payload of 14.300 kg of bombs.

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McDonnell Douglas F-15 Eagle

It weighs 18,000 kg and has more than 2.5 times the speed of sound. It has 20 mm M61A1 vulcan gun.

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Mikoyan MiG-31 Foxbat

It has a speed of 2.83 Mach. It has a twin-engine with a thrust of 2*152 kN. It has one 23 mm gun with 260 rounds.

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XB-70 Valkyrie

It can accelerate 2,40,000 kg to a velocity of 3 Mach. It can carry fuel for 6,900 km flight.

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Bell X-2 Starbuster

It has a speed higher than Mach 2.0. It also once achieved the stunning speed of Mach 3.196 in 1956.

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Mikoyan MiG-25 Foxbat

It has a speed upto Mach 3.2. Its users are Russia, Syria, Algeria and Turkmenistan.

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Lockheed YF-12

This jet was an American interceptor prototype with a top speed of Mach 3.35.

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Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird

Blackbird broke world record at 25,929 meters with a speed record of 3.3 Mach.

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North American X-15

Its maximum speed was Mach 6.70 (about 7,200 km/h) which it attained on the 3rd of October 1967.

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