If you’re a fan of watching war movies or dream of joining the airforce, you must have surely seen yourself flying a jet fighter in the sky.
F/A-22 Raptor – This baby here will fly up in the sky and be virtually unseen. It can out-fly and outrun every plane there’s. This makes every jet fighter built seem feeble as F/A-22 Raptor enters into the scene.
Eurofighter Typhoon – As the title itself suggestsit has more to offer than what meets the eye. It’s a multi-role fighter jet. It can perform ground attack missions and also carry out air-to-air missions. Plus, there’s a naval version of the fighter plane also. This fighter jet was of excellent support to the air forces of the following European countries: UK, Italy, Germany and Spain.
F-35 – This plane is the newer version of F-16 and might replace it in the next 10 years.
Dassault Rafale – This is another European plane that’s a multi-role fighter and has the same attributes as the Eurofighter Typhoon. What makes it different is that it has French air-to-air missiles.
Su-27 Flanker – This airplane is thought to be one of the most feared fighter airplanes in Russia. It’s highly maneuverable, has been exported to many different countries, and made to match any other plane in a dogfight.
F-14D Tomcat – This plane has been synonymous to wine that aged so finely. This plane was designed to be able to give protection to American carriers. But, it was also effective at long-range strikes and has also been used in the war against Libya.
This was exported widely and has attained a solid fighting record.
F-15C Eagle – F-15C Eagle has been known to be one of the few single-purpose planes out there. It made plenty of history within just a period of 30 years and has gone with a total of 100+ kills with no losses.
JAS.39 Gripen – This plane uses the F404 engine (turbofan) that is proudly American. It can even do various missions like anti-shipping, point-defense interceptor and also ground strikes. Additionally it is very easy to maneuver.
FA-18E/F Super Hornet – This plane has almost no range limits and has 2 extra weapons for pylons. This fighter plane has been built based on proven designs. In addition, it has been used a tanker.
Next time, you watch a war movie wherein there are jet fighter airplanes flying, you now know which ones can out perform them in the sky.