The fighter jets are like the backbone in the defense of any country, the fighter jets are protecting and defending the country from air attacks.
In the 21st century, machinery is upgraded as same the fighter jets are now upgraded with the latest weapons, defense systems and with fast speed, these three factors are rank the jets in top ten lists.
10. F-18E/F Super Hornet (USA)
The F-18 E/F is a multirole fighter, two seats and two engine super jet. The F-18E/F national Origin is United States. On November 29, 1995 F-18E/F take his first flight and after four years in 1999 F-18 is officially introduced in front of the world.
The F-18E/F have ability to carry the air to ground missiles and air to air weapons, it contains internally 20 mm M61 cannon. The service carrier of F-18E/F is started from the United States navy and the Royal Australian Air force.
F-18 E/F is participated in the operation of United States navy, royal Australian air force and potential operations. The maximum speed of F-18E/F is Mach1.8+ (1,190mph, 1900km/h) at 40,000 ft (12,190 m).
The cost of F-18E/F is approximately US $66.9 million. The F-18E/F is currently in serve its service in the military areas.
9. J-10 (CHINA)
The Chengdu J-10 is the multirole fighter aircraft. The National origin of J-10 is China; this aircraft is design for the people liberation army force.
J-10 taking his first flight in March 23, 1998 after that it is officially introduced in front of the world in 2005. J-10 is participated in the operation of china and Pakistan. The cost of the J-10 is approximately 27.84 million USD.
The maximum speed of J-10 is Mach 1.9 at altitude, Mach 1.2 at sea level and the maximum range of J-10 is 3400 km (2,113 mi). J-10 is currently serving its services in the china military areas.
8. Dassault Rafale (France)
The Dassault Rafale is the multirole fighter aircraft manufactured by France. The Dassault Rafale is a French two engine fighter aircraft.
The Rafale is first time take first flight on 4 July 1986 and after it in 2001 may 18 it was officially added in the French air force. The primary users of Dassault Rafale are French air force and French Navy.
The Dassault Rafale is participated in the operations of France, Potential operators, Failed bids. The top speed of Dassault Rafale is Mach 2(1290 knots) with high altitude and 1390 km/h with low altitude.
The Cost of Dassault Rafale is US$95.6 million approximately and it’s currently in service in France air force areas.
7. F-16 E Fighting Falcon (USA)
F-16 fighter falcon is one of the best Multirole fighter aircraft. US is the manufacturer of F-16, the F-16 taking its first flight in January 20, 1974 and after four years it officially introduce and added in the US air force.
Due to the high performance of F-16 US built over 4,500 F-16 air craft form the production approval 1976. F-16 is able to load an air to air, air to Ground missiles. The maximum speed of F-16 is Mach (915 mph, 1,470 km/h)at sea level, at altitude mach 2+(1,500mph, 2,414 km/h).
The cost of F-16 A/B is US$14.6 million in 1998 and F-16C/D US$ 18.8 million in 1998. The F-16 is currently performing its services at different Air forces in the world.
6. Mig-35 (Russia)
The Mig-35 is a multirole fighter aircraft, Russia is the manufacturer of the Mig-35. The Mig-35 is classified in the 4++ generation fighter jet.
The Mig-35 takes its first flight in the year of 2007. Currently the Mig-35 is in development. The maximum speed of Mig-35 is Mach 2.25(2,400 km/h, 1,491 mph).
5. Su-27 (Russia)
Su-27 is an air superiority fighter manufactured by Russia. The Su-27 is a double engine supermanoeuverable fighter aircraft.
It’s a competitor of United States fourth-generation fighter jets. The Su-27 taking its first flight on 20 may 1977 and after four years it’s officially introduced in the year 1985. Su-27’s primary users are the Russian air force, the People Liberation Army Air force, and the Ukrainian air force.
The maximum speed of Su-27 Mach 2.35(2,500 km/h, 1,550 mph), the cost of Su-27 is the US $30 million approximately and it’s also in service at different country air forces.
4. F-15 C/D Eagle (USA)
The series of F fighter aircraft is very excellent among the other fighter aircrafts. F-15 eagle is also a very excellent Air superiority fighter aircraft.
The F-15 eagle is takes its first flight on July 27, 1972. United States Air force, Japan Air self-defense force, Royal Saudi Air force and Israeli Air force are the primary users of F-15 Eagle. The F-15 has a block A/B/C/D/J/DJ.
The maximum speed of F-15 is Mach 2.5(1,650+ mph, 2,660+ km/h) at high altitude and Mach 1.2 (900 mph, 1,450 km/h). The current status of the F-15 Eagle is it’s in service.
3. Su-35 (Russia)
Sukhoi Su-35 is from the series of Sukhoi or Su fighter aircraft. Su-35 is a multirole fighter aircraft manufactured by Russia. Su-35 takes its first flight on 19 February, 2008.
The primary user of Su-35 is Russian Air force. The Su-35 is the development of the Su-27M. The speed limit of Su-35 is Mach 2.25(2,410 km/h, 1,500 mph) at attitude. Su-35 is under used of Russian Air Force.
2. Eurofighter Typhoon (U.K., Germany, Italy, Spain)
Eurofighter typhoon is the double engine Multirole fighter aircraft. The typhoon is not the design of one company; the three companies Airbus Group, Alenia Aermacchi and BAE System are involved in the design of Typhoon.
The typhoon was takes its first flight on 27 march 1994. In 2003 it introduces into the operational services.
The current users of Typhoon are the Saudi royal air force, Italian air force, German Air force, Royal Air force, Spanish Air force, and Australian Air force.
The top speed of Typhoon at altitude is Mach 2+ (2,495 km/h, 1,550 mph), At sea level: Mach 1.2 (1470 km/h / 913.2 mph) and at Supercruise: Mach 1.1-1.5.
1. F-22 Raptor
F-22 raptor is a fifth generation twin-engine, single seat stealth air superiority fighter aircraft.
The F-22 raptor is manufactured on very high technology base it have ability to ground attack, signals intelligence and electronic warfare.
F-22 takes it first test flight in September 7th, 1997 and after eight years F-22 raptor is ready for make the part of the different country Air forces.
Between its first flight and official flight it faces the different system failures but at the end all are solve and F-22 is ready for the operational flights.
The maximum speed of F-22 Raptor is at altitude: Mach 2.25 (1,500 mph, 2,410 km/h), and at Supercruise: Mach 1.82 (1,220 mph, 1,963 km/h).
The F-22 Raptor is in the list of world expensive fighter jets; its cost is US $150 million approximately this cost is not too high for this type of fighter Air craft, currently the F-22 is performing operational services in US Air Force.
The above list is show you the top ten fighter jets but in this century the technology changed in very short time so in the upcoming years the new technology fighter Aircraft will takes the place of the above fighter aircrafts.