32 Photos Of Aircrafts Built For Utter Annihilation!

If you’ve ever been to an air show that featured a fighter jet, I think you’ll appreciate this roundup.

Few things are more impressive to witness live then watching a jet perform. The noise and the maneuvers are incredibly impressive to witness. Then you take a look at some of the facts and your mind gets blown.

  • The F-15 can fly at mach-2, or 1,900 mp/h.
  • In 1975, the F-15 went from standstill to an altitude of 100,000 feet in under 3 minutes and a half minutes.
  • The M-61 Vulcan, an onboard cannon on many warplanes, can fire up to 6,600 round per minute.
  • The F-15 can fly with only one wing.
  • In 1956, an F11 fighter shot itself because it was faster than the bullet.
  • The Lockhead SR-71 Blackbird is so fast that its designers didn’t even consider avasive manuevers, but rather instructed pilots to accelerate away from missiles.

The price tag that accompanies some of the air crafts are also staggering. 5 most expensive military planes are:

  1. VH-71 Kestrel: $241 million
  2. P-8A Poseidon: $290 million
  3. C17A Globemaster III: $328 million
  4. F-22 Raptor: $350 million
  5. B-2 Spirit: $2.4 billion

Any way you look at it, these machines are incredible. The aesthetics are pretty cool too, as seen below. Enjoy!

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Lockheed Martin's X-35A Joint Strike Fighter Concept demonstrator broker the sound barrier Nov. 21, just 25 hours and 25 test flights into its airborne program. The X-35A is being re-fitted into the X-35B and has begun ground testing in preparation for its short takeoff/vertical landing demonstrations. (Photo by Tom Reynolds)
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WHITEMAN AIR FORCE BASE A B-2 Stealth bomber returns from a mission March 20, 2011. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Kenny Holston)(Released)
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A French air force Mirage F1 takes off for a Green Flag mission from Nellis Air Force Base, Nev.  Green Flag exercises provide realistic close air support training for Air Force, sister service, and international fighter, bomber, and airborne command and control units.  The exercises, which focus on air support for high desert armored warfare, facilitate joint operational training at the US Army National Training Center, Fort Irwin, CA.  Green Flag also trains Air Force and coalition ground combat units in the tactical control of airpower in the close battle.  Air Force photo by Chief Master Sgt. Gary Emery.
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Lt Col James Hecker, the 27th Fighter Squadron commander, delivers the first operational F/A-22 Raptor to its permanent home at Langley Air Force Base, Virginia May 12, 2005.  Tail number 3042 marks the first of 26 "Raptors" to be delivered to the 27th Fighter Squadron.  Capt David Elliot and Maj Charles Corcoran, pilots assigned to the 27th Fighter Squadron, accompanied the "Raptor" during its delivery. (USAF Photo by TSgt Ben Bloker)
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050621-F-1569B-012 	A U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptor prepares to rendezvous with a KC-135R Stratotanker for in-flight refueling in a training area over the Atlantic Ocean off the Virginia coast on June 21, 2005.  The Raptor, which is the first stealth supersonic fighter in the world, is attached to the 1st Fighter Training Squadron, Langley Air Force Base, Va.  The Stratotanker is from the 99th Air Refueling Squadron, Robins Air Force Base, Ga.  DoD photo by Master Sgt. Keith Baxter, U.S. Air Force.  (Released)
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I hope you enjoyed the roundup and feel safe knowing that we have these bad boys flying above our heads protecting us!

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