Top 10 fastest military aircrafts

Aug 2010
17,765
Central Macedonia
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Aug 2010
17,765
Central Macedonia
10)F-111 Aardvark.........................1,650 mph
9)MiG-31 Foxhound......................1,863 mph
8)F-15 Eagle..................................1,875 mph
7)XB-70 Valkyrie............................2,056 mph
6)X-2...............................................2,094 mph
5)MiG-25R Foxbat-B.....................2,170 mph
4)SR-71 Blackbird........................2,269 mph
3)X-15.............................................4,510 mph
2)X-43A..........................................7,546 mph
1)Space Shuttle..........................17,500 mph
 

clement

Ad Honorem
Jun 2011
2,141
California, USA
The quickest are generally used for reconnaissance flight, however, and speed is no longer a great quality in actual combat, less so than performant equipements and powerful missiles. A pheonix missile could destroy an airplaine at 70 km.
 

Bart Dale

Ad Honorem
Dec 2009
7,095
10)F-111 Aardvark.........................1,650 mph
9)MiG-31 Foxhound......................1,863 mph
8)F-15 Eagle..................................1,875 mph
7)XB-70 Valkyrie............................2,056 mph
6)X-2...............................................2,094 mph
5)MiG-25R Foxbat-B.....................2,170 mph
4)SR-71 Blackbird........................2,269 mph
3)X-15.............................................4,510 mph
2)X-43A..........................................7,546 mph
1)Space Shuttle..........................17,500 mph
The space shuttle was not a military plane, being operated by a civilian organization (NASA), and while it on rare occaision carried some military payloads, it shouldn't be classified as a military plane. And isn't the shuttle more of a space ship than an aircraft?


The X43 was also run by NASA, not the any branch of the US military. While fast, I also don't think it qualifies as a military plane, it was neither built nor run by the military.
 
Mar 2011
382
Near Nowhere
10)F-111 Aardvark.........................1,650 mph
9)MiG-31 Foxhound......................1,863 mph
8)F-15 Eagle..................................1,875 mph
7)XB-70 Valkyrie............................2,056 mph
6)X-2...............................................2,094 mph
5)MiG-25R Foxbat-B.....................2,170 mph
4)SR-71 Blackbird........................2,269 mph
3)X-15.............................................4,510 mph
2)X-43A..........................................7,546 mph
1)Space Shuttle..........................17,500 mph
Dude space Shuttles are not military planes :zany: