Imagine zipping across the sky like lightening, imagine reaching your destination before your sound does, imagine arriving before you have even settled. Today, we take a look at the 10 fastest airplanes in the world, whether military or experimental that will one day, hopefully, revolutionize the way we travel.
No 10. F-4 Phantom 2 – 2,585 km/h
Interceptor fighter, Fighter-bomber
This tandem two-seat, twin-engined supersonic aircraft developed by Mcdonnell Aircraft set the absolute world speed record of 2,585 km/h during Operation Skyburner. The record was set on the 5th of December 1961. Currently, around 630 F-4 Phantom 2s are in service around the world.
No 9. F-111 – 2,655 km/h
Developed in the 1960s, the F-111 served the purposes of a strategic bomber, reconnaissance and electronic warfare before it was retired in 1998. Currently, Australia is the only country operating F-111.