Top 10 Fighter Aircraft in the World (2019)

A fighter aircraft is a military aircraft designed primarily for air-to-air combat against other aircraft. These aircraft have greatly advanced technology be it radar, weaponry, and its Delphinus. Out of all these modern aircraft, we will be discussing the top 10 fighter aircraft in the world.

This list is based on combines four armament range, speed technology, range, the height they can fly up to, etc. So, let’s get started with our top 10.

List of Top 10 Fighter Aircraft in the World 2019

10. Mikoyan Mig-35 (Russia)

This is a Russian multi-role fighter that is designed by McCoy on a division of the United Aircraft Corporation which is marketed as a 4++ generation jet fighter. The fighter has vastly improved avionics and weapons systems. Notably, new precision-guided targeting capability, and armed with a single 30mm aggressive shippin fcsh 30 autocannon with 100 rounds. It can carry rockets, air-to-air missiles, air-to-surface missiles. anti-radiation missiles, anti-ship missiles, and various laser-guided bombs.

  • Powerplant:- 2X Klimov RD-33 MK afterburning turbofan engines
  • Maximum Speed:- 2100 kph/ 1300 mph
  • Service Ceiling:- 16000 m/ 52000 ft
  • Range:- 2400 km/ 1500 miles

 

9. McDonnell Douglas F-15 Eagle (USA)

This is an American twin-engine all-weather tactical fighter aircraft designed by Dan McDonnell Douglas and now Boeing. It is an air superiority fighter designed to gain and maintain air supremacy. Originally the F-15 Eagle was armed with an IM-7 sparrows short and medium-range air-to-air missiles and improved versions of AI m9 sidewinder short-range air-to-air missiles. It was also armed with M61A1 220mm canon with 940 rounds of ammunition and uses a resume ANAPG-63 or an ANAPG-70 radar.

  • Powerplant:- 2X Pratt & Whitney F100-PW-100 afterburning turbofan engines
  • Maximum Speed:- 2656 kph/ 1650 mph
  • Service Ceiling:- 20000 m/ 66000 ft
  • Range:- 5600 km/ 3500 miles

 

8. Sukhoi SU-35 (Russia)

It is a single-seat twin-engine super maneuverable aircraft. The Su-35 is referred to as the 4++ class generation fighter, significantly developed version of the SU-27. It had a number of improvements in engines, aerodynamics, avionics, and construction methods. It’s large and powerful engines gives it the ability to supercruise for a long time and also its engines allow to reach supersonic speeds without using an afterburner. This fighter aircraft is fitted with a GSH-301 mm cannon with 150 rounds of ammunition and can carry a mix of short-range R-73E and medium-range R-77 missiles for air combat and various IR and radar homing missiles. It can carry bombs or pods with an operator rocket.

  • Powerplant:- 2X Saturn AL-41F1S afterburning turbofan engines
  • Maximum Speed:- 2400 kph/ 1500 mph
  • Service Ceiling:- 18000 m/ 59000 ft
  • Range:- 3600 km/ 2200 miles

 

7. Dassault Rafale (France)

It is  French twin-engine multi-role aircraft designed by Dassault Aviation. Equipped with a wide range of weapons, the Rafael is intended to perform air supremacy, interdiction aerial reconnaissance ground support, in-depth strike anti-ship strike, and nuclear deterrence missions. It features one of the latest avionics systems such as tails RBE two AA-AESA radar and thin spectra electronic warfare system. The Rafale is powered with a pair of Snecma M88-P2 afterburning engines.

  • Powerplant:- 2X Snecma M88-P2 afterburning turbofan engines
  • Maximum Speed:- 1912 kph/ 1188 mph
  • Service Ceiling:- 15235 m/ 49984 ft
  • Range:- 3700 km/ 2300 miles

 

6. F/A-18-E/F Super Hornet (USA)

This is a twin-engine carrier-capable multi-role fighter aircraft developed mainly for the US Navy. The Super Hornet has an internal 20mm M61 rotary cannon and can carry air-to-air missiles and air-to-surface weapons. The Super Hornet is equipped with the APG-73 APG-79 radar manufactured by Raytheon. Raytheon’s ANAPG-79 active electronically scanned array fire-control radar increases the FA-18 air-to-air target detection and tracking range and provides higher resolution air-to-ground mapping at longer ranges. The Super Hornet is armed with the advanced weapon system.

  • Powerplant:- 2X General Electric F414-GE-400 turbofans
  • Maximum Speed:- 1915 kph/ 1190 mph
  • Service Ceiling:- 15000+ m/ 50000+ ft
  • Range:- 2346 km/ 1450 miles

 

5. Eurofighter Typhoon (Britain, Spain, Germany, France, Italy)

It is a four-plane delta wing beyond visual range close air fighter aircraft with surface attack capability. It is a highly agile aircraft designed to be a supremely effective dock fighter in combat. It uses the Capture ECR 90 and is armed with various missiles, bombs and 27mm Mauser BK-27 cannons with 150 rounds. Equipped with a pair of Gyro jet EJ200 afterburning engine.

  • Powerplant:- 2X Eurojet EJ200 afterburning turbofan engines
  • Maximum Speed:- 2495 kph/ 1550 mph
  • Service Ceiling:- 19812 m/ 65000 ft
  • Range:- 2900 km/ 1800 miles

 

4. Chengdu J-20 (China)

It is a single-seat twin-jet all-weather stealth fifth-generation fighter aircraft developed by China’s Chengdu Aerospace Corporation. The J-2 is the world’s third operational fifth-generation stealth fighter aircraft and the F-22 and F-35 and it has an air superiority with precision strike capability. This Chinese fighter has two large internal weapon bays for long-range air-to-air missiles and two small side bays for short-range air-to-air missiles.

  • Powerplant:- 2 WS-10B or AL-31 FM2
  • Maximum Speed:- 2120+ kph/ 1320+ mph
  • Service Ceiling:- 20000 m/ 66000 ft
  • Range:- 6000 km/ 3700 miles

 

3. Sukhoi SU-57 (Russia)

It is a stealth single-seat twin-engine multirole fifth-generation jet fighter being developed since 2002 for air superiority and attack operations. The fighter is designed to have supercruise, supermaneuverability, stealth, and advanced avionics to overcome the prior generation aircraft as well as grounds and naval defenses. The SU-57 is capable of flying at supersonic speeds without using its afterburners. This fighter has 10 internal and 6 external hardpoints for air-to-air missiles, air to surface missiles and anti-ship missiles, anti-radiation missiles, and various guided bombs. Apart from this, it is fitted with a single 30mm grass of Stepanov-AGE 30 autocannon gun which has a firing rate of 1500 rounds per minute.

  • Powerplant:- 2X Saturn AL-41F1 afterburning turbofan engines
  • Maximum Speed:- 2120 kph/ 1320 mph
  • Service Ceiling:-  20000 m/ 66000 ft
  • Range:- 3500 km/ 2200 miles

2. Lockheed Martin F-22 Raptor (USA)

 

This is a fifth-generation single-seat twin-engine all-weather stealth tactical fighter aircraft developed for the United States Airforce. The F-22 has 4 hardpoints on the wings, each rated to carry 2270Kg, which can carry AIM-120A AMRMM or external fuel tanks. The raptor has three internal weapon bays. The main weapon bay carries six AMRAAMAIM 120 missiles and two joint direct attack munitions. It is also armed with a single 20mm M61A2 Vulcan rotary cannon with 480 rounds. The radar used is the ANAPG-77 and this radar uses an active in the chronically scanned antenna array of 2000 transmitters or receives modules, which provides agility, little radar cross-section, and wide bandwidth.

  • Powerplant:- 2X Pratt & Whitney F135 afterburning turbofan
  • Maximum Speed:- 1930 kph/1199 mph
  • Service Ceiling:- 20000 m/ 66000 ft
  • Range:- 2963 km/ 1814 miles

 

1. Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II (USA)

 

It is a single-seat single-engine all-weather, stealth, fifth-generation multi-role combat aircraft designed for ground attack and air superiority missions. The F-35 multi-role fighter can perform on air defense missions, close air support and tactical bombing. It can carry up to two air-to-air missiles or two air-to-ground weapons in its internal weapon bay and is also compatible with AIM-120 AMRMM brimstone MBDA meteor and some other missiles. The F-35 is stuffed with the most advanced systems. Its key systems include a multi-function active electrically scanned array that combines radar, electronic warfare and communication functions and the conformal array imaging infrared sensor.

  • Powerplant:- 1X Pratt & Whitney F135 afterburning turbofan
  • Maximum Speed:- 1930 kph/ 1199 mph
  • Service Ceiling:- 15000+ m/ 50000+ ft
  • Range:-  2800 km/ 1700 miles

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