What Is the Fastest Fighter Jet in the World?

What Is the Fastest Fighter Jet in the World?

What Is the Fastest Fighter Jet in the World?

As of 2014, the distinction of the fastest fighter jet in the world is shared between the MiG-31E Fighter and the MiG-25 Foxbat which have a top speed of Mach 2.83. Both fighter jets were developed by the Russian Aircraft Corporation "MiG."

The MiG-31E plane is constructed with two D-30F6 engines. Both engines are capable of generating 15,500 kilogram-force units of thrust during take-off, allowing a maximum high altitude speed of 3000 kilometers per hour. The MiG-25 is designed with a complement of two R-15B-300 turbojet engines, each generating 22,000 kilogram-force units of thrust and allowing the plane to reach a max speed of Mach 2.83.