Military jets are some of the fastest flying machines on earth. Here is a list of the top 3 fastest aircraft in the world
3 X-15: This aircraft was created as a result of a joint research program by the National Advisory U.S Air Force, U.S Navy, and private industry. When the project was launched the prime contractor was North American and the aircraft was later known as the North American X-15. The aircraft was first flown on June 8, 1959 to observe the effects of thermal heating on winged aircraft, and later was used to study the aircraft control and stability at high speeds. The high speed flying machine broke the records for the fastest speed of 4,534 miles per hour and the highest altitude of 354,200 feet for a winged aircraft. The length of the aircraft is 50 feet and seven inches. The height is 13 feet and it weighs 12,500 pounds. This specially designed aircraft was created using a strong nickel alloy known as Inconel X to ensure that it could survive at extreme temperatures of about 1200 Fahrenheit, while traveling at a very high speed.
2 The X-43A: This eye catching aircraft was the fastest in the world quite some time traveling at incredible speeds of about 7000 miles per hour. Formerly known as the Hyper-X, the X-15 was part of the X plane series and NASA Hyper X program. This rocket plane is capable of carrying both fuel and oxidizer and it weighs merely 1300 kilograms with a very small length of just over 12 feet. The main purpose of the X-43A is to test the scamjet that will eventually take it to hypersonic speeds. This aircraft is slightly faster than the North American X-15 and is known to reach altitude of about 95000 feet
1 The Falcon HTV 2: This experimental rocket glider was created by DARPA falcon project. The Hypersonic technology vehicle is capable of going into the earth’s upper atmosphere and descends across the Pacific Ocean with an incredible speed of more than 13000 miles per hour. The small glider is capable of hitting any target in the farthest corner of the world within an hour. The HTV-2 was first launched on April 22, 2010 and performed nine minutes of ultra-high speed maneuvers before its telemetry stopped