10. Sukhoi Su-27


A modern Soviet / Russian interceptor capable of performing the tasks of an air superiority fighter. He was able to reach the maximum speed at high altitudes (over 3,500 m).

Sukhoi Su-27 grafika

fot. Dmitry A. Mottl / wikipedia.org (CC BY-SA 4.0)

  • maximum speed: 2,450 km/h
  • rate of climb: 250 m/s
  • maximum ceiling: 19,000 m
  • range: 3,750 km
  • years of production: 1980-2019

9. General Dynamics F-111 Aardvark


American long-range aircraft, used as a strategic, reconnaissance, attack bomber. In 1998 he was withdrawn from service with the United States Army.

General Dynamics F-111 Aardvark grafika

  • maximum speed: 2,660 km/h
  • rate of climb: 132 m/s
  • maximum ceiling: 17,270 m
  • range: 5,184 km
  • years of production: 1967

8. McDonnell Douglas F-15 Eagle


American tactical multi-role fighter designed by McDonnell Douglas.

McDonnell Douglas F-15 Eagle grafika

  • maximum speed: 2,667.5 km/h
  • rate of climb: 300 m/s
  • maximum ceiling: 19,200 m
  • range: 4,631 km
  • years of production: from 1972

7. Mikoyan MiG-25


A USSR-designed supersonic fighter and reconnaissance aircraft.

Mikoyan MiG-25 grafika

  • maximum speed: 3,000 km/h
  • rate of climb: 208 m/s
  • maximum ceiling: 20,700 m
  • range: 1,860 km
  • years of production: 1964-1984

6. North American XB-70 Valkyrie


An American supersonic experimental aircraft from the early 1960s.

  • maximum speed: 3,309 km/h
  • rate of climb: ???
  • maximum ceiling: 23,600 m
  • range: 6,900 km
  • years of production: ???

5. Bell X-2


An experimental American plane.

Bell X-2 grafika

  • maximum speed: 3,370 km/h
  • rate of climb: ???
  • maximum ceiling: 38,466 m
  • range: ???
  • years of production: ???

4. Mikoyan MiG-31


Heavy interceptor of Soviet construction.

Mikoyan MiG-31 grafika

fot. Dmitriy Pichugin / wikipedia.org (GFDL 1.2)

  • maximum speed: 3,466.8 km/h
  • rate of climb: 208 m/s
  • maximum ceiling: 20,600 m
  • range: 5,000 km
  • years of production: 1977-1994

3. Lockheed YF-12


American prototype interceptor.

Lockheed YF-12 grafika

  • maximum speed: 3,661 km/h
  • rate of climb: 60 m/s
  • maximum ceiling: 27,400 m
  • range: 4,800 km
  • years of production: ???

2. Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird


The longest strategic reconnaissance aircraft ever entered into operational service in the Air Force.

Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird grafika

  • maximum speed: 4,000 km/h
  • rate of climb: 60 m/s
  • maximum ceiling: 26,000 m
  • range: 5,230 km
  • years of production: ???

1. North American X-15


American test rocket plane.

North American X-15 grafika

  • maximum speed: 7,270 km/h
  • rate of climb: 300 m/s
  • maximum ceiling: 108,000 m
  • range: 450 km
  • years of production: ???