Fighter jet has more importance in aviation of military of any country because military aviation is no doubt foremost strategic weapon of any country these days, each in stipulations of combat efficiency and of vital technologies enforced; air dominance has much importance for any force from the day of start in trendy warfare, in order that air to surface and air to sea operations are often conducted securely and with competence.
Therefore fighter jets play absolutely significant role in air dominance of the country so to fulfill the requirements, many countries has modernized their fighting jets according to the increase in technology so these fighter jets have no match of speed therefore faster in speed and best in features or specification definitely means faster customers.
So here we have list of top 10 fighter jets in the world 2016.
10: F-16 Fighting Falcon
F-16 Fighting Falcon is also known as General Dynamic because basically this is prepared by General Dynamic for Air Force of United States, this is single engine supersonic multirole fighting jet which is designed as the air superiority day fighter therefore this is successful all weather multirole aircraft. So this is also most used because more than 4500 jets of this model has been made since its first aircraft, now improved version of this jet is been exported by United States Air Force, it has ferry range up to 4220 km, thrust 1.095, wing loading 430 kg per meter square and rate of climb 254 m/s, it has maximum speed at high altitude is 2414 km/h.
9: F15 Eagle
McDonnell Douglas F-15 Eagle is another double engine American fighting jet that is all weather multirole tactical fighter aircraft which is designed and developed by McDonnell Douglas for the maintenance of air superiority; it was first designed 1967 but made its first flight in 1972 so this is in service of United States Air Force since 1976. Despite of its due age, this is still called as the most successful modern fighter jet of the world; this is also exported to many countries including Saudi Arabia, Israel, and Japan, it has thrust 1.30, wing loading 358 kg/m2, rate of climb 254 m/s and maximum speed of 2655 km/h.
8: Saab JAS 39 Gripen
Saab JAS 39 Gripen is single engine, light multirole fighter jet which is designed and manufactured by famous Swedish Aerospace Company Saab; it has great importance because it was made in the replacement of 37 Viggen and Saab 35 Draken in Air Force of Sweden. It has made its first flight in 1988 but introduced before the world in 1997 because of its excellent performance it is called as the symbol of excellence, it has also much lower operation costs than that of other jets in the service, it has canard configuration with much relaxed stability design therefore fly by wire flight controls and according to reports more than 250 jets of this kind have been made till now.
7: MiG 35
Mikoyan MiG 35 is another symbol of excellence by Russia that is also base of further development of new versions like MiG-29K/KUB and MiG-29M/M2 fighter jets, it is now in its 4++ generation so this is designed and developed by Mikoyan, as this aircraft is made only for trial versions therefore still not introduced before the world and planned to introduce in 2018. It is ultimate evolution of series MiG 27 Fulcrum, this jet has excellent as well as advanced weapon and avionic system, rate of climb of this is aircraft is 33o m/s, thrust 1.03, range 2000 km and maximum speed is about 2400 km/h.
Chengdu J-10 is Chinese multirole fighter jet that is capable of all weather operations, this is also light in weight and also configured with canard design and delta wing, this is designed and manufactured by People’s Republic of China’s Chengdu Aircraft Corporation (CAC) for People’s Liberation Army Air Force. So this is in service since last 15 years, 400 jets of this model have been still made by the company, it has maximum speed at high altitude is 2.2 Mach and at sea level is Mach 1.2, capable of loading missiles and bombs of 1814 kg, initially it was designed as specialized fighter jet but later on used as multirole fighting jet.
5: Sukhoi Su-35
Sukhoi Su-35 is another best fighter jet from Russia as this is upgraded version of Su-27 ‘Flanker’, this is double engine supermaneuverable multirole fighter jet, built by Komsomolsk-on-Amur Aircraft Production Association but designed by Sukhoi. First jet of this series was made during era of 1980s which was Su-27 but later on it is upgraded to this jet, main features including longer range, more refinements, powerful engines and enhanced avionic, specification of this jet including 1.14 thrust, rate of climb 55,100 ft/min, range 3600 km with maximum speed of 2410 km/h, this is built and designed for Russian Air Force.
4: Dassault Rafale
Dassault Rafale is more advanced fighting jet by France, this is multirole fighting jet, double engine and canard delta wing, this is designed and manufactured by Dassault Aviation, this is capable of holding wide range of weapons because this is built to perform ground support, air supremacy in-depth strike, nuclear deterrence and anti ship attacks so this is called as the most versatile aircraft from French Air Force. This is so much better aircraft because also in use of many other countries including Egyptian Air Force, Indian Air Force and Qatar Air force, it has maximum speed up to 2000 km/h and range more than 3700 km.
3: F 35 Lightning 2
Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II is combat aircraft from United States as this belongs to the family of stealth multirole, single engine, all weather operation, single seat aircraft which is in service of America and many other partner countries, this is in fifth generation which are made for specific air defense and ground attack missions. This craft has three models and this is much latest model which is declared this year and F 35 is in service since 2006 therefore 171 jets of this model have been made and this is in the plan of United States to buy or prepare more than 2400 jets of this kind, it has range more than 2200 km with maximum speed up to 2000 km/h.
2: Eurofighter Typhoon
Fighter jet that is truly symbol of excellence is Eurofighter Typhoon; this is multirole, canard delta wing and twin engine fighting jet, jet in manufacturing form 1984 to 1994 but introduced before the world in 2003 and from that time this is in service of Air Forces of many countries including German, Royal, Spanish and Italian Air Force. This aircraft is much agile aircraft, premeditated to be enormously effective dogfighter in combat and also in its fifth generation, it has range 2900 km, rate of climb 315 m/s so it has maximum speed at high altitude up to 2500 km/h and at low altitude 1470 km/h.
1: F-22 Raptor
Lockheed Martin F-22 Raptor is in its fifth generation, this is tactical, all weather operational, double engine and single seat fighting aircraft which is designed and developed for United States Air Force therefore specially made for electronic warfare, ground attack, signal intelligence and most important air superiority fighting. It was built in 2005 and has ability of holding heavy advanced engines therefore called as the king of fighter jets, specifications included 1.08 thrust, ferry range 3219 km and maximum speed at high altitude is about 2410 km/h while at low altitude 1963 km/h, most important this is virtually invisible in the radar system.
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1, F-22 Raptor ,2410 km/h
2, Eurofighter Typhoon ,2500 km/h
3, F 35 Lightning 2 ,2000 km/h
4, Dassault Rafale ,2000 km/h
5, Sukhoi Su-35 ,2410 km/h
6, 6: J-10 ,1200 km/h
7, MiG 35 ,2400 km/h
8, Saab JAS 39 Gripen,2000 km/h
9, F15 Eagle ,2655 km/h
10, F-16 Fighting Falcon ,2414 km/h