Top 10 Most Insane Jet Fighters You Won't Believe Exist

Top 10 Most Insane Jet Fighters You Won't Believe Exist

If you think back to the time when the airplane was first invented and then look at military aircraft from World War two to our current technological wonders it's absolutely mind-blowing to see how far we have advanced to give you an idea imagine a modern aircraft carrier going back in time to 1941 like in the movie the final countdown a single modern f-22 could probably take out a whole enemy squadron on its own or a single military bomber wins an entire war think that's impossible then check out these most insane military aircraft.

10-XB-70 Valkyrie

The XB-70 Valkyrie was the prototype version of the planned B-17 nuclear-armed deep-penetration strategic bomber for the United States Air Force which was designed back in the 1950s it was designed by North American Aviation and had six jet engines which were capable of cruising for thousands of miles at speeds of Mach three-plus at an altitude of 70,000 feet because the aircraft flew so fast it was thought that the XB-70 would be almost immune to any other jet aircraft trying to shoot it down the aircraft was so fast that it would spend only a few minutes over a particular radar station flying out of range before the controllers could position their fighters in a suitable location for an interception and the high altitude could not be matched by any Soviet jet fighters at the time but the introduction of the first Soviet surface-to-air missiles in the late 1950s but the near invulnerability of the b70 in doubt therefor missions were flown at low-level altitudes which offered no advantage over the b-52 bomber, it was supposed to replace and the project was scrapped only two of these 750 million dollar aircraft were produced with one that crashed as it collided with a smaller aircraft the last remaining Valkyrie bomber is in the National Museum of the United States Air Force near Dayton Ohio.

9-North American X-15

Like many X-series aircraft the X-15 was designed to be carried aloft and drop launched from under the wing of a B-52 mother ship and have used two reaction motors XLR 11 liquid propellant rocket engines enhanced to provide a total of 16,000 pounds-force of thrust but by November 1960 reaction motors was able to deliver the XLR 99 rocket engine generating 57 thousand pounds-force of thrust the XLR 99 used anhydrous ammonia and liquid oxygen as propellant and hydrogen peroxide to drive the high-speed turbopump that delivered propellants to the engine it could have burned  15,000 pounds of propellant in just 80 seconds the X-15 s official world record for the highest speed ever recorded by a manned powered aircraft set in October 1967 when William J Knight flew Mach 6.7 to at 102,100 feet that's a speed of 4,520 miles per hour and has remained unchallenged as of the making of this list during the X-15 program 13 flights by eight pilots met the Air Force spaceflight criterion by exceeding the altitude of 50 miles thus qualifying these pilots as being astronauts X15 s were built flying 199 test flights the last on 24 October 1968.

8-A-10 Thunderbolt II

Moving on to something that is more current and in actual use no military plane list would be complete without the A-10 Thunderbolt 2 or more commonly referred to by the nicknames warthog or just hog, the A-10 was designed for close air support of ground troops attacking armored vehicles and tanks and providing quick action support against enemy ground forces the Warthog entered service in 1976 and is currently the only production built aircraft still serving in the United States Air Force that was designed solely for close air support it is outfitted with what many call the gun and for good reason the 30 x 173 millimeter GAU-8/A Avenger Autocannon is one of the most powerful air cannons in the air and it fires large depleted 30-millimeter uranium armor-piercing shells the GAU-8/A is a hydraulically driven seven-barrel rotary cannon designed specifically for the anti-tank role with a high rate of fire those seven barrels are seven and a half feet long and each one weighs 70 pounds along with an ammo drum that weighs 4,000 pounds it's rate of fire is 50 rounds per second increasing to 70 rounds per second and has saved many ground soldiers’ lives and thankfully the A-10 Thunderbolt is to remain in service until the year 2021.

7-Chengdu J-20

China has put the world on notice with its newly developed Chengdu J-20 it is a single-seat twinjet all-weather stealth fifth-generation fighter aircraft developed by China's Chengdu aerospace corporation for the People's Liberation Army Air Force it is the world's third operational fifth-generation stealth fighter aircraft and the first in Asia most of the plane's avionics are top secret and even the radar type of the jet fighter is unknown but what is known is that the main weapon B is capable of housing both short and a long-range air-to-air missiles while the two smaller lateral weapon Bay's behind the air inlets are intended for short-range AAMS these Bay's allow closure of the bay doors prior to firing the missile thus enhancing stealth with most of its weapons carried internally the engines are also unknown but the prototype is believed to be initially powered by WS 10 and or the AL-31F engines China is currently working on an advanced domestic turbofan engine similar in performance to the Pratt & Whitney F119 coated WS 15 to take the J-20 to a higher performance level in the future like the ability to supercruise.

6-Mitsubishi X2 Shinshon

The Mitsubishi X2 shinshon is a Japanese experimental aircraft for testing advanced stealth fighter aircraft technologies while it may not look like much many consider this aircraft to be Japan's first domestically made stealth fighter Japan originally wanted to purchase the F-22 Raptor for air defense however the US Congress has banned the exporting of the aircraft in order to safeguard the secrets of the aircraft's technology such as its extensive use of stealth this led to Japan having to design its own stealth fighter the single-pilot aircraft is equipped with two low-bypass turbofans that have a thrust of 11,023 pounds with afterburner and a maximum speed of Mach 2.25 however, this is all that is known about the aircraft the X2 shinchon is only an experimental test plane for the Mitsubishi ATD-X of which there is only a model but if the real thing will look anything like the model Japan will have one good-looking stealth fighter.

5-Rockwell B-1 Lancer

The B-1 Lancer was first envisioned in the 1960s which would combine the Mach 2 speed of the Convair B-58 hustler which was the first operational jet bomber in the world capable of Mach 2 and have the range and payload of the B-52 Stratofortress it is one of three strategic bombers in US Air Force which is still in service the b-1 lancer has a blended wing body configuration with variable-sweep wing and four turbofan engines the B-1 variable-sweep wings and thrust to weight ratio provided with improved takeoff performance allowing it to use shorter runways than previous bombers it's been refitted with a new smart weapons interface to enable the use of precision-guided conventional weapons the Lancer has an enhanced capability for delivery of up to 30 cluster bomb units per sortie with modifications made to 50 bomb racks in total it can carry 125,000 pounds of ordnance to get it and its payload off the ground it is powered by or General Electric augmented turbofans delivering 17, 390 pounds of thrust each that pushes the aircraft to a max speed of Mach 1.25 or 835 miles per hour.

4-B-2 Spirit

Many of you are probably familiar with the Northrop Grumman B-2 Spirit stealth bomber it is a flying wing design with a crew of two that looks like something out of a futuristic sci-fi movie and the destructive capabilities of the B to match its awe-inspiring design the bomber can deploy both conventional and thermonuclear weapons such as eighty-five hundred pound GPS-guided bombs or 16,240 pound B83 nuclear bombs the B2 is the only acknowledged aircraft that can carry large air-to-surface standoff weapons in a stealth configuration and is capable of all altitude attack missions up to 50,000 feet with a range of more than 6,000 nautical miles on internal fuel and 10,000 nautical miles with one mid-air refueling the B-2 Spirit has been in service since 1997 and is only the second aircraft designed to have advanced stealth technology after the Lochhead F-117 nighthawk attack aircraft though designed originally as primarily a nuclear bomber the B2 was first used in combat dropping conventional non-nuclear ordnance in the Kosovo war in 1999 it later served in Iraq Afghanistan and Libya.

3-The Shinyang J-31

Also known as the Shinyang FC 31, this jet fighter is a twin-engine midsize fifth-generation jet fighter under development by Shinyang aircraft corporation the J-31 is smaller than the Chengdu J-20 the fighter has two internal weapons bays that can each carry two medium-range missiles along with two heavy hard points and one light hardpoint on each wing the engines that the plane will actually, have once the design is finalized is top-secret but it's currently using to power rush on designed Klimov RD-33 which are used on the mig-29 but China has a similar jet engine the gaucho WS 13 the aircraft can carry 17,637 pounds of munitions with for internal munitions that keep the aircraft stealthy but it can also carry bombs under its wings on hardpoints but gives away its signature to radar primary armament include the PL 10 short-range missile and SD 10 a medium-range air-to-air missile the appearance of the J-31 raised concerns about a potential arms race in Asia as some of China's neighbors are pursuing the development of their own fifth-generation aircraft.

2-The Russian Su-35

Russia's potent Sukhoi Su-35 flanker II is a single-seat twin-engine super maneuverable aircraft and was first designed during the 1980s it was an improvement on the su-27 and was known as the Su-27 M the interesting thing is that the aircraft was not mass-produced because of dissolution of the Soviet Union and it was made to attract export orders with China and Indonesia ordering the aircraft the canards which are small lifting surfaces ahead of the wings allow the airframe to sustain 10g maneuvers and the Su-35s thrust vectoring system and integrated flight and propulsion control systems allow the aircraft to attain super maneuverability and enable it to perform post-stall maneuvers at low speeds the aircraft employs the powerful no.35 air Biscay radar which is capable of detecting an aerial target up to 250 miles away it is armed with an internal 30 millimeter autocannon with 150 rounds which isn't much considering the GS H 31 has a rate of fire of 1,800 per minute and after those 150 rounds the barrel has to be replaced however the Sukhoi has 12 hardpoints and carries a wide variety of missiles and can carry 17,630 pounds of ammunition enough to wipe out a small city on its own but Canada beat the United States Air Force F-22.

1-The USAF F -22 Raptor

The F-22 Raptor is an incredible and feared machine, in fact, many countries have tried to buy this aircraft but the USA won't even sell it to its closest allies to protect its stealth technology and high-tech features it's an all-weather fourth-generation stealth tactical fighter aircraft designed primarily as an air superiority fighter but also has a ground attack electronic warfare and signal intelligence capabilities when the aircraft was introduced the USAF stated that the aircraft was unmatched by any known or projected fighter the Raptors combination of stealth aerodynamic performance and situational awareness give the aircraft unprecedented air combat capabilities the aircraft's dual Pratt & Whitney afterburning turbofan engines are closely spaced and incorporates 2d pitch access thrust vectoring nozzles with each engine developing 35,000 pounds of force it has an infrared and ultraviolet missile launch detector and active electronically scanned array and the plane has more than 30 antennas blended into the wings and fuselage for all-around coverage the Raptor has three internal weapons bays a large Bay on the bottom of the fuselage and two smaller Bay's on the sides of the fuselage and of the engine intakes an internally mounted M6  1A2 Vulcan 20 millimeter rotary cannon is embedded in the aircraft's right-wing route with the muzzle covered by a retractable door to maintain stealth there are so many advancements on this aircraft that it would take a video on its own to accurately describe it,  it is truly a remarkable aircraft.

We hope you enjoy the list and want to know which one of these was your favorite.