World’s Best Fighter Jets

Here are some of World Best Fighter Jets

Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II

The F-35 Lightning II is a single-seat, single-engine military strike fighter. The F-35 combines the 5th Generation characteristics of radar evading stealth, supersonic speed and extreme agility with the most powerful and comprehensive integrated sensor package of any fighter aircraft in history.

General characteristics

  • Crew: 1
  • Length: 51.4 ft (15.67 m)
  • Wingspan: 35 ft (10.7 m)
  • Height: 14.2 ft (4.33 m)
  • Wing area: 460 ft² (42.7 m²)
  • Empty weight: 29,300 lb (13,300 kg)
  • Loaded weight: 49,540 lb (22,470 kg)
  • Max. takeoff weight: 70,000 lb (31,800 kg)
  • Powerplant: 1 × Pratt & Whitney F135 afterburning turbofan
  • Dry thrust: 28,000 lbf (125 kN)
  • Thrust with afterburner: 43,000 lbf (191 kN)
  • Internal fuel capacity: 18,480 lb (8,382 kg)

Performance

  • Maximum speed: Mach 1.6+ (1,200 mph, 1,930 km/h) (tested to Mach 1.61)
  • Range: 1,200 nmi (2,220 km) on internal fuel
  • Combat radius: 584 nmi (1,080 km) on internal fuel
  • Service ceiling: 60,000 ft (18,288 m) (tested to 43,000 ft)
  • Rate of climb: classified (not publicly available)
  • Wing loading: 107.7 lb/ft² (446 kg/m²; 526 kg/m² loaded)
  • Thrust/weight:
  • With full fuel: 0.87
  • With 50% fuel: 1.07
  • Max g-limits: 9 g (4.6 g in a sustained turn)

 

Flickr - Official U.S. Navy Imagery - A pilot pilots the F-35B Joint Strike Fighter test aircraft.

US Navy 111005-N-ZZ999-055 The F-35B Lightning 11 takes off from the amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD 1)

F-35

First F-35 headed for USAF service

F-35 Helmet Mounted Display System

F-35 Lightning II

F-35 AF-7

F-35 Night Refueling

 

Lockheed Martin F-22 Raptor

The F/A-22 Raptor is a fifth generation stealth fighter aircraft, which entered the United States Air Force as the F-22A.

F/A-22 Raptor is manufactured by Lockheed-Martin and Boeing with a speed of Mach 2 class with supercruise capability. It is armed with one M61A2 20-millimeter cannon with 480 rounds and can carry six radar-guided AIM-120C advanced medium-range A2A missiles in its main weapon bay.
General characteristics

  • Crew: 1
  • Length: 62 ft 1 in (18.90 m)
  • Wingspan: 44 ft 6 in (13.56 m)
  • Height: 16 ft 8 in (5.08 m)
  • Wing area: 840 ft² (78.04 m²)
  • Airfoil: NACA 64A?05.92 root, NACA 64A?04.29 tip
  • Empty weight: 43,430 lb (19,700 kg)
  • Loaded weight: 64,460 lb (29,300 kg)
  • Max. takeoff weight: 83,500 lb (38,000 kg)
  • Powerplant: 2 × Pratt & Whitney F119-PW-100 Pitch Thrust vectoring turbofans
  • Dry thrust: 23,500 lb (104 kN) each
  • Thrust with afterburner: 35,000+ lb (156+ kN) each
  • Fuel capacity: 18,000 lb (8,200 kg) internally, or 26,000 lb (11,900 kg) with two external fuel tanks. About 3,050 gal or 20,333 lb JP-8 (without additions) internally

Performance

  • Maximum speed: At altitude: Mach 2.25 (1,500 mph, 2,410 km/h) Supercruise: Mach 1.82 (1,220 mph, 1,963 km/h)
  • Range: >1,600 nmi (1,840 mi, 2,960 km) with 2 external fuel tanks
  • Combat radius: 410 nmi (with 100 nmi in supercruise) (471 mi, 759 km)
  • Ferry range: 2,000 mi (1,738 nmi, 3,219 km)
  • Service ceiling: 65,000 ft (currently restricted to 44,000 ft, sans vests) (19,812 m)
  • Rate of climb: 40,000+ ft/min (200 m/s)
  • Wing loading: 77 lb/ft² (375 kg/m²)
  • Thrust/weight: 1.09 (1.26 with loaded weight & 50% fuel)
  • Maximum design g-load: -3.0/+9.0 g

 

 

Lockheed Martin F-22A Raptor JSOH

F-22 assembling1

Two F-22 Raptor in flying
FA22 Raptors Oct2005

Two F-22A Raptor in column flight - (Noise reduced)

F-22 Raptor Andrews Air-force Base

 

 

Sukhoi PAK FA

The Sukhoi PAK FA is a twin-engine jet fighter being developed by Sukhoi for the Russian Air Force. It is a fifth generation jet and is still in advanced phase of development. The T-50 will be the newest main plane both for the Russian and Indian Air Force.

General characteristics

  • Crew: 1
  • Length: 19.8 m (65.9 ft)
  • Wingspan: 14 m (46.6 ft)
  • Height: 6.05 m (19.8 ft)
  • Wing area: 78.8 m2 (848.1 ft2)
  • Empty weight: 18,500 kg (40,785 lb)
  • Loaded weight: 28,800 kg (63,490 lb)
  • Useful load: 7,500 kg (combat load) (16,534 lb)
  • Max. takeoff weight: 37,000 kg (81,570 lb)
  • Powerplant: 2 × AL-41F1 for prototypes turbofan, 147 kN (33,047 lb) for prototypes; 157+ kN (34,620+ lbf) for definitive engine version each
  • Fuel capability: 10,300 kg (22,711 lb)

Performance

  • Maximum speed: Mach 2+, 2,100-2,600 km/h(1,300-1,560 mph) ; at 17,000 m (55774.3 ft) altitude
  • Cruise speed: 1,300-1,800 km/h (808-1,118 mph)
  • Ferry range: 5,500 km (3,417 mi)
  • Service ceiling: 20,000 m (65,000 ft)
  • Rate of climb: 350 m/s (68,900 ft/min)
  • Wing loading: 330-470 kg/m2 (67-96 lb/ft2)
  • Thrust/weight: 1.10
  • Maximum g-load: 9+ g

Sukhoi T-50 Beltyukov

Sukhoi T-50 Pichugin

PAK FA T 50 compressor stall on MAKS 2011

Sukhoi PAK FA ("SU-47" version)

 

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