1. The MiG-25 3.2m
Russian single-seat supersonic high-altitude interceptor, designed by the Mikoyan design bureau — Gurevich.
The famous plane on which a plurality of global high scores, including a speed record, but as things like that in the USSR largely kept silent about. According to the general designer R.A.Belyakova, MiG exceeding Mach 3 reduced the airframe, but does not result in damage to the aircraft or engine. familiar with the words of the pilots, the plane did not once overcame the threshold of 3.5 M, but officially recorded record itself was not.
The MiG-25 6 September 1976 was hijacked Air Force pilot of the USSR Viktor Belenko in Japan. Sammolet returned, but not before it was demolished to screw. New aircraft had been finalized and index MiG-25PD, all were armed, and bestowed modernized MiG-25PDS index.
Belenko Hakodate airport fired the gun without giving closer «Japs» to moment, sought sheathed plane, but the commission investigating the incident concluded that the flight was premeditated, although no obvious treasonable purposes.
2. Lockheed SR-71 3.2m
Strategic supersonic spy USAF. Informally named «Blackbird». Plane glorified own unreliability in 34 years lost 12 aircraft from 32 available.
Basic maneuver the aircraft while avoiding the missiles was climbing and acceleration. In 1976, the SR-71 «Blackbird» set an absolute speed record in the midst of manned aircraft ramjet engines — 3529.56 km / h
3. MiG-31 2.82M
Double supersonic all-weather fighter-interceptor distant act. First Russian combat aircraft of the fourth generation. MIG-31 is designed to intercept and destroy air targets at low maximum small, medium and huge altitudes, day and NIGHT MODE, under normal and adverse weather conditions, the application of active and passive enemy radar jammers, also thermal traps. A group of four MiG-31 is capable to control the air space over the front length of 800-900 km.
Maximum permissible speed at an altitude of 3000 km / h (2.82 M)
4. McDonnell Douglas F-15 «Eagle» 2.5M
South American all-weather tactical fighter of the fourth generation. Designed to gain advantages in the air. Adopted in 1976.
The highest rate at high altitude: 2650 km / h (Mach 2.5 +)
5. General Dynamics F-111 2.5 M
Double tactical bomber distant radius acts tactical support aircraft with variable geometry wings.
The highest speed: at height: 2655 km / h (Mach 2.5)
6. Su-24 2.4M
Russian tactical bomber with variable-sweep wing, created for the application of bombing attacks in normal and adverse weather conditions, funny day and NIGHT MODE, including at low altitudes with the impact defeat ground and surface targets. Familiar with the words of pilots, aircraft equipped with an autopilot that can fly a plane on ultra low, hold, for example, 120 meters above the ground, but not many pilots could stand morally autopilot, the plane at the highest speed approaching the Earth’s surface to rise, mountains and t . etc. and accurately at a distance of 120 meters did climb maneuver.
7. Grumman F-14 «Tomcat» 2.37 M
Jet interceptor, fighter-bomber, the fourth generation, variable geometry wing. Developed in the 1970s to replace the «Phantoms».
8. Su-27 2.35M
Russian highly mobile multipurpose all-weather fighter, the Sukhoi Design Bureau developed and designed to gain air superiority.
Thanks thrust vector control plane capable of performing miracles, «Cobra» and «Frolov Chakra». Such aerobatics demonstrate the possibility of delaying the plane from stalling at angles of attack exceeding critical.
9. MiG-23 2.35M
Russian multi-role fighter with variable sweep wing. MiG-23 took part in almost all armed conflicts of the 1980s
Maximum permissible speed, km / h 2.35 M
10. Grumman F-14D «Tomcat» 2.34M
Modification of F-14D differed from the past more massive radar Hughes AN/APG-71, the system allows you to accompany 24 goals and make the capture and launch missiles to 6 of them at once, at different heights and distances, improved avionics and cabin converted. Total aircraft 37 has been built of this type have previously pererablotali 104 F-14A produced they were designated F-14D (R).