5 most powerful fighter jets in 2016

A fighter aircraft is a military aircraft designed primarily for air-to-air combat against otheraircraft, as opposed to bombers and attack aircraft, whose main mission is to attack ground targets. What is mostly required from fighter jets is speed. Some of the jets in the ratings are not in operation but their speeds are not like any other jet produced. We are going to show you the 2016 edition of the fastest jets ever.

1. F-22 Raptor:

Lockheed's Martin F-22 Raptor is number one our list of top five fighter jets in the world. It is super stealthy and is virtually invisible to radar. F-22 is extremely advanced twin-engine aircraft having super maneuverability. F-22 Raptor was inducted into the US Air Force in 2005. With its superior avionics, amazing stealth abilities and advanced weapons systems, the aircraft stands as the king of fighter jets in the entire world.

It's features are Max speed: Mach 2.25 or 2,410km/hr at altitude; Mach 1.82 or 1,963km/hr at supercruise

-Combat radius: 759km or 410nmi

-Service ceiling: 19,812m or 65,000ft

-Ferry range: 3,219km or 1,738nmi

-Wing loading: 375kg/m2

-Thrust: 1.08

-1.26 with 50% fuel and loaded weight

2. Eurofighter Typhoon:

Eurofighter Typhoon is a result of the largest multinational collaborative military effort of European Countries. It is a fifth generation aircraft having modern sensors and avionics. Equipped with precision guided weapons and abilities like Supercruise’, it is one of the best fighter jets in the world.

It's features are Max speed: Mach 2+ or 2,495km/hr at altitude; Mach 1.2 or 1,470km/hr at low altitude; Mach 1.1 at supercruise

-Combat radius: Low-low-low ground attack: 601km

-High-low-high ground attack: 1,389km

-Range is 2,900km

-Ferry range: 2,300mi or 3,790km

-Rate of climb: 62,000ft/min or 315m/s

-Service ceiling: 65,000ft or 19,810m

-Wing loading is 63lb/ft2 or 307kg/m2.

3. F 35 Lightning II:

F-35 Lightning is an advanced multirole, stealth fighter that has been designed by keeping in mind the modern day battlefield. It is developed by Lockheed Martin in the US and is currently in service in the air forces of some countries including, the United States, the UK, Australia, Netherlands, Turkey and South Korea.

It's specifications are Max speed at low altitude is Mach 1.2 or 1,470km/hr and at high altitude is Mach 2+ or 2,414km/hr

-Combat radius: 550km or 295nm on a high-low-high mission and 450kg bomb load

-Service ceiling: 18,000+m or 60,000+ft

-Ferry range: 4,220km or 2,280nm

-Rate of climb: 254m/s

-Thrust: 1.095

-Wing loading: 430kg/m2.

4. Dassault Rafale:

Dassault Rafale is the backbone of French Air Force. The aircraft shows the advanced weapon systems that France is capable of developing. Dassault Rafale is a very versatile aircraft. It can carry out air domination, ground attack, intelligence and nuclear deterrent missions according to the requirements of the battlefield.

5. Sukhoi Su-35:

Sukhoi Su-35 is the Russian answer to the modern day air force needs. It is a heavy duty, long range, multi role, single seat fighter. The aircraft has been designed and developed by taking inspiration from the Su-27, which is an air superiority fighter.

It has Max speed at altitude: 2,410km/h or Mach 2.25

-Ferry range: 2,430nmi or 4,500km

-Range is 3,600km or 1,580km at low altitude

-Service ceiling: 59,100ft or 18,000m

-Wing loading: 84.9lb/ft2

-Rate of climb: 55,100ft/min.

-Thrust: 1.14.

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