The List of Jet Fighter Aircraft

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In general term of military support and equipment, jet fighter aircraft has been included as integral part of military system. Within that sense, you should also realize that there is a general term for that kind of jet, namely fighter aircraft. The latter term is refers to military aircraft which has primary design to perform air-to-air combat. So in essence, jet fighter aircraft is used widely to fight against the enemies aircraft. Some people have witnessed the use of jet fighter aircraft in the moment of second world wars. At that time, the battle of fighter aircraft has took place, both in mainland or in the sea. Within this sense, the hallmark of jet fighter aircraft might be recognized from its small size, maneuverability, and speed. That is why we can ensure of one thing here: there is big different between fighter aircraft and other combat aircraft. On the other hand, many jet fighter aircraft has also equipped with ground attack capabilities, while at the same time some of them also designed well with the sense so they able to rolled out as fighter bombers as well. The development of military jets is factor that triggers the appearance of jet fighter aircraft. With more speed, more accuracy, and more maneuver implanted on one jet, surely that would help commando to earn success in any military operation.
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F-22 Raptor Jet Fighter Aircraft
You might wonder here: what is the first jet aircraft? Well, we should regard the term not in the sense of term which refers to a name or type of jet, but a nomenclature instead. That would be meant there is no such thing as the first jet fighter aircraft. In this sense, the word “fighter” was firstly appear after the World War I. At that time, British Royal Air Force called these air-crafts as “scout”, while the US Army called their fighter as pursuit aircraft. On the other hand, German and French use the term to refer aircraft which has hunting capability. So if we trace the root of jet fighter aircraft term, we can enter to a conclusion where we might thing that its speed and maneuverability are two factors that made such aircraft as one that utilized as a hunter which will be hunted down the enemies. The modern jet fighter aircraft, however, can be recognized from several types, among other are: F-22 (used by the US Army), I-16 (used by Russian), or Nieuport 17 C.1 (used by French).

So when we talk about jet fighter planes, we must remember the term as one that might refer to many types of jet fighter aircraft. And we might also remember some name, such as F-14 Tomcat, F-15 Eagle, and F-22 Raptor; all of which are several types of jet fighter aircraft that used by United States. As we already recognize these days, the ownership of jet fighter aircraft could be important, especially to show the superiority of nation.

There are total 41 best aircraft from the biggest military country on the list below. 10 US fighter aircraft, 12 Russian fighter aircraft, 5 Chinese fighter aircraft, India, France, UK, Israel, Sweden, Italy, Korea, Indonesia and Taiwan.
Sixth Generation Jet Fighter Aircraft:

Jet Fighter AircraftPictureSpesificationsCountryYear
Next Generation Air DominanceNext Generation Air DominanceDevelopmentUS2035

Fifth Generation Jet Fighter Aircraft:
Jet Fighter AircraftPictureSpecificationsCountryYear
Advanced Medium Combat AircraftAdvanced Medium Combat AircraftDevelopmentIndia2020
KAI KF-XKAI KF-X Multirole Fighter AircraftDevelopmentSouth Korea-Indonesia2020
Chengdu J-20Chengdu J-20Stealth air superiority fighter/multirole combat aircraft
Length: 70 ft (21.26 m)
Wingspan: 42 ft (12.88 m)
Height: 4.45m (14.6 ft)
Unit Cost: USD 110 Million


Development
China2019
Sukhoi/HAL FGFASukhoi/HAL FGFA  - Fifth Generation Fighter AircraftStealth Air superiority fighter
Length: 22.0 m (72 ft 2 in)
Wingspan: 14.2 m (46 ft 7 in)
Height: 6.05 m (19 ft 10 in)
Maximum speed: 2,100 km/h (Mach 2) (1,305 mph)
g-limits: (10-11 g)
Cruise speed: 1,300 km/h (800 mph)
Combat radius: 1,500 km
Unit Cost: USD 100 Million
Russia-India2017
Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning IIF-35 Lightning IIStealth Multirole Fighter
Maximum speed: Mach 1.6+ (1,200 mph, 1,930 km/h) Tested to Mach 1.53.
Range: 1,200 nmi (2,220 km) on internal fuel
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)
US2016
Sukhoi PAK FASukhoi PAK FAStealth multirole fighter
Length: 19.8 m (65.9 ft)
Wingspan: 14 m (46.6 ft)
Height: 6.05 m (19.8 ft)
Maximum speed: 2,100 - 2,500 km/h (Mach 2+) (1,300 - 1,560 mph) ; at 17,000 m (45,000 ft) altitude
Cruise speed: 1,850 - 2,100 km/h (1,150 - 1,300 mph)
Ferry range: 5,500 km
Unit cost: USD 47.5-57 million
Russia2015
Mitsubishi ATD-XMitsubishi ATD-XDevelopmentJapan2014
Lockheed Martin F-22 RaptorF-22 RaptorStealth air superiority fighter
Maximum speed: 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
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)
US2005

Fourth-4.5 Generation Jet Fighter Aircraft:
Jet Fighter AircraftPictureSpesificationsCountryYear
Shenyang J-15Shenyang J-15
China2016
Mikoyan MiG-35Mikoyan MiG-35Multirole fighter
Maximum speed: Mach 2.25 (2,400 km/h, 1,491 mph) at altitude; 1,450 km/h (901 mph) at low-level
Range: 2,000 km (1,240 mi)
Length: 17.3 m (56 ft 9 in)
Wingspan: 12 m (39 ft 4 in)
Height: 4.7 m (15 ft 5 in)
Russia2010
F-15SE Silent EagleF-15SE Silent EagleMaximum speed: Mach 2.5+ (1,650+ mph, 2,650+ km/h)
Combat radius: 800+ nm (720 nmi for stealth A/A mission) (920 miles, 1,480 km)
Ferry range: 2,400 mi (2,100 nmi, 3,900 km) with conformal fuel tank and three external fuel tanks
Armament:

1× 20 mm (0.787 in) M61 Vulcan 6-barreled gatling cannon with 510 rounds of ammunition
Four internal hardpoints in conformal weapons bays for low-observable capability, or
External load the same as Strike Eagle's with standard CFTs
US2010
Sukhoi Su-34Sukhoi Su-34Maximum speed:
High altitude: Mach 1.8 (1,900 km/h, 1,180 mph)
Low altitude: Mach 1.2 (1,400 km/h, 870 mph) at sea level
Combat radius: 1,100 km (680 mi)
Ferry range: 4,000 km (2,490 mi)
Service ceiling: 15,000 m (49,200 ft)
Russia2009
CAC/PAC JF-17 ThunderCAC/PAC JF-17 ThunderMaximum speed: Mach 1.8 (1,191 knots, 2,205 km/h)
Combat radius: 1,352 km (840 mi)
Ferry range: 3,480 km (1,880 NM = 2,160 mi)
Taiwan-Pakistan2007
Chengdu J-10Chengdu J-10Maximum speed: Mach 2.2 at altitude, Mach 1.2 at sea level
Combat radius: 1600 km with in-flight refueling, 1100 km without in flight refueling
Ferry range: 3200 km

Missiles:
Air-to-air missiles: PL-8, PL-9, PL-11, PL-12
Air-to-surface missiles: PJ-9, YJ-9K
China2005
Mikoyan MiG-29KMikoyan MiG-29KMaximum speed: Mach 2+ (2,200 km/h, 1,370 mph) / At low altitude: Mach 1.2 (1,400 km/h, 870 mph)
Ferry range: 2,000 km (1,240 mi) / 3,000 km (1,860 mi) with 3 drop tanks
Russia2005
Sukhoi Su-35Sukhoi Su-35Maximum speed: Mach 2.25 (2,390 km/h, 1,490 mph) at altitude
Range: 3,600 km (1,940 nmi) ; (1,580 km, 850 nmi near ground level)
Russia2005
KAI T-50 Golden EagleKAI T-50 Golden EagleMaximum speed: Mach 1.4~1.5
Range: 1,851 km (1,150 mi)
Air-to-air: AIM-9 Sidewinder, AIM-120 AMRAAM.
Air-to-ground: AGM-65 Maverick

South Korea2005
Eurofighter TyphoonEurofighter TyphoonMultirole Fighter
Maximum speed: At altitude: Mach 2 (2,495 km/h/1,550 mph)
At sea level: Mach 1.2(1,470 km/h/910 mph)
Supercruise: Mach 1.1–1.5
Range: 2,900 km (1,800 mi)
Length: 15.96 m (52.4 ft)
Wingspan: 10.95 m (35.9 ft)
Height: 5.28 m (17.3 ft)
UK-Germany-Italy-Spain2003
Sukhoi Su-30MKISukhoi Su-30MKIMultirole fighter, air superiority fighter
Maximum speed: Mach 1.9 (2,120 km/h, 1,317 mph) at altitude; 1,350 km/h, 839 mph near ground level
Range: 3,000 km (1,620 nmi) at altitude;
Length: 21.935 m (72.97 ft)
Wingspan: 14.7 m (48.2 ft)
Height: 6.36 m (20.85 ft)
Russia-India2002
HAL TejasHAL TejasMaximum speed: Mach 1.8 (2,138 km/h) at high altitude (15,000 m)
Range: 850 km (530 mi) without refueling
Ferry range: 3,000 km (1,840 mi)
Service ceiling: 15,250 m (50,000 ft (engine re-igniter safely capable))
Wing loading: 221.4 kg/m² (45.35 lb/ft²)
Thrust/weight: 0.91
g-limits: +9/−3.5 g
India2001
Dassault RafaleMultirole fighter aircraft
Maximum speed: High altitude: Mach 1.8+ (1,900+ km/h, 1,026+ knots)
Low altitude: 1,390 km/h, 750 knots
Range: 3,700+ km (2,000+ nmi)
Length: 15.27 m (50.1 ft)
Wingspan: 10.80 m (35.4 ft)
Height: 5.34 m (17.5 ft)


France2000
Mitsubishi F-2Mitsubishi F-2Maximum speed: Mach 2.0
Range: 834 km on anti-ship mission (520 miles)
Armament:
20 mm JM61A1 cannon, plus maximum weapon load of 8,085 kg:
AAMs: AIM-9 Sidewinder, AIM-7 Sparrow, Mitsubishi AAM-3, Mitsubishi AAM-4
air-to-ground weapons include: ASM-1 and ASM-2 anti-ship missiles, various free-fall bombs with GCS-1 IIR seeker heads, JDAM, others: J/AAQ-2 FLIR
Japan2000
F/A-18E/F Super HornetF/A-18E/F Super HornetMultirole Fighter
Maximum speed: Mach 1.8+ (1,190 mph, 1,900 km/h) at 40,000 ft (12,190 m)
Range: 1,275 nmi (2,346 km)
Length: 60 ft 1¼ in (18.31 m)
Wingspan: 44 ft 8½ in (13.62 m)
Height: 16 ft (4.88 m)
US1999
Shenyang J-11Shenyang J-11Maximum speed: Mach 2.35 (2,500 km/h, 1,550 mph) at altitude
Range: 3,530 km (2,070 mi)
Guns: 1× 30 mm (1.18 in) Gryazev-Shipunov GSh-30-1 cannon with 150r

Rockets: Unguided rocket launcher
Missiles:
PL-12,PL-9,PL-8,Vympel R-77
Vympel R-27,Vympel R-73

Bombs: Free-fall cluster bombs
China1998
Saab JAS 39 GripenSaab JAS 39 GripenMultirole Fighter
Maximum speed: Mach 2 (2,204 km/h, 1,372 mph) at altitude
Combat radius: 800 km (500 mi, 432 nmi)
Length: 14.1 m (46 ft 3 in), two-seater: 14.8 m (48 ft 5 in)
Wingspan: 8.4 m (27 ft 7 in)
Height: 4.5 m (14 ft 9 in)
Sweden1997
Sukhoi Su-30Sukhoi Su-30Maximum speed: Mach 2.0 (2,120 km/h, 1,320 mph)
Range: 3,000 km (1,620 nmi) at altitude
AAMs: 6 × R-27ER1 (AA-10C), 2 × R-27ET1 (AA-10D), 6 × R-73E (AA-11), 6 × R-77 RVV-AE (AA-12)
ASMs: 6 × Kh-31P/Kh-31A anti-radar missiles, 6 × Kh-29T/L laser guided missiles, 2 × Kh-59ME
Aerial bombs: 6 × KAB 500KR, 3 × KAB-1500KR, 8 × FAB-500T, 28 × OFAB-250-270, nuclear bombs
Russia1996
AIDC F-CK-1 Ching-kuoAIDC F-CK-1 Ching-kuoMaximum speed: Mach 1.8
Range: 1,100 km (600 nmi, 680 mi)

Guns: 1× 20 mm (0.787 in) M61A1 6-barreled gatling cannon
Missiles:

4× Sky Sword I
4× Sky Sword II
Bombs: Wan Chien GPS-guided cluster bomb
Taiwan1994
Xian JH-7Xian JH-7Maximum speed: Mach 1.75 (1,808 km/h, 1,122 mph)
Combat radius: 1,759 km (890 nm, 1,093 mi)
Ferry range: 3,700 km (1,970 nm, 2,299 mi)

Air-to-air missiles: PL-5 , PL-8,PL-9
Anti-ship missiles: Yingji-8K ,Yingji-82K
Kongdi-88
Anti-radiation missiles: Yingji-91
China1992
Sukhoi Su-33Sukhoi Su-33Maximum speed: Mach 2.17 (2,300 km/h, 1,430 mph) at 10,000 m (33,000 ft) altitude
Stall speed: 240 km/h (150 mp/h)
Range: 3,000 km (1,864 mi)
Armament:

1 × 30 mm GSh-30-1 cannon
Up to 6,500 kg (14,300 lb) of munitions on twelve external hardpoints
Russia1988
F-15E Strike EagleF-15E Strike EagleMaximum speed: Mach 2.5+ (1,650+ mph, 2,660+ km/h)
Ferry range: 2,400 mi (2,100 nmi, 3,900 km)

Air-to-air missiles:
4× AIM-9M Sidewinder or 4× AIM-120 AMRAAM, and 4× AIM-7M Sparrow or additional 4× AIM-120 AMRAAM
Air-to-surface missiles:6× AGM-65 Maverick,AGM-130,AGM-84 Harpoon,AGM-84K SLAM-ER,AGM-154 JSOW,AGM-158 JASSM


US1988
Panavia Tornado Air Defence Variant (ADV)Panavia Tornado ADVMaximum speed: 1,480 km/h (800 knots, 920 mph) IAS (Mach 2.2 at altitude)
Combat radius: more than 1,853 km (1000 nmi, 1,151 mi) (subsonic), more than 556 km (300 nmi, 345 mi) supersonic
Missiles:

4× AIM-9 Sidewinder or AIM-132 ASRAAM
British Aerospace Skyflash or AIM-120 AMRAAM
UK-Italy1985
Sukhoi Su-27Sukhoi Su-27Maximum speed: Mach 2.35 (2,500 km/h, 1,550 mph) at altitude
Range: 3,530 km (2,070 mi) at altitude; (1,340 km / 800 mi at sea level)
Armament:

1 × 30 mm GSh-30-1 cannon
8,000 kg (17,600 lb) on 10 external pylons
Up to 6 × medium-range AA missiles R-27, 2 × short-range heat-seeking AA missiles R-73
Soviet Union1984
Mikoyan MiG-29Mikoyan MiG-29MMaximum speed: High altitude: Mach 2.25 (2,400 km/h, 1,491 mph), Low altitude: Mach 1.4 (1,500 km/h, 932 mph)
Ferry range: 2,000 km (1,240 mi) / 3,000 km (1,860 mi) (twin seat)
Air-air missiles: 8 × R-73E, 8 × R-77 (RVV-AE), 4 × R-27
Air-surface missiles: 4 × Kh-29T(TE), 4 × Kh-31A, 4 × Kh-31P, Kh-35E
Guided bombs: 4 × KAB-500Kr
Unguided bombs: 4 × FAB-500
Soviet Union1983
F/A-18 HornetF/A-18 HornetMaximum speed: Mach 1.8 (1,190 mph, 1,915 km/h) at 40,000 ft (12,190 m)
Range: 1,089 nmi (1,250 miles, 2,000 km) with only two AIM-9s
Combat radius: 400 nmi (460 mi, 740 km) on air-air mission
Air-to-air missiles: 4× AIM-9 Sidewinder or 4× AIM-132 ASRAAM or 4× IRIS-T or 4× AIM-120 AMRAAM, and 2× AIM-7 Sparrow or additional 2× AIM-120 AMRAAM
Air-to-surface missiles: AGM-65 Maverick
Standoff Land Attack Missile (SLAM-ER)
AGM-88 HARM, AGM-154
Taurus missile (Cruise missile)
Anti-ship missile: AGM-84 Harpoon
US1983
Dassault Mirage 2000Dassault Mirage 2000Maximum speed: Mach 2.2 (2,530+ km/h, 1,500+ mph) at high altitude/ 1,110 km/h (690 mph) at low altitude
Range: 1,550 km (837 nmi, 963 mi) with drop tanks
Ferry range: 3,335 km (1,800 nmi, 2,073 mi
Air-to-air missiles: MBDA MICA IR/RF
Matra R550 Magic-II and 2× Matra Super 530D
Air-to-surface missiles: AM.39 Exocet
2× AS-30L laser guided missile
1× ASMP tactical nuclear cruise missile
France1982
Mikoyan MiG-31Mikoyan MiG-31Maximum speed:
High altitude: Mach 2.83 (3,000 km/h, 1,860 mph)
Low altitude: Mach 1.2 (1,500 km/h, 930 mph)
Combat radius: 720 km (450 mi) at Mach 2.35
Soviet Union1982
F-16 Fighting FalconF-16 Fighting FalconMultirole Fighter
Maximum speed:
At sea level: Mach 1.2 (915 mph, 1,470 km/h)
At altitude: Mach 2+(1,500 mph, 2,410 km/h)
Combat radius: 340 mi (295 nmi, 550 km)
Length: 49 ft 5 in (15.06 m)
Wingspan: 32 ft 8 in (9.96 m)
Height: 16 ft (4.88 m)
US1978
IAI KfirIAI KfirMaximum speed: 2,440 km/h (1,317 knots, 1,516 mph) above 11,000 m (36,000 ft)
Combat radius: 768 km (415 nmi, 477 mi)

Rockets: Matra JL-100 drop tank/rocket pack, each with 19× SNEB 68 mm rockets
Missiles: 2× AIM-9 Sidewinders or Shafrir or Python-series AAMs; 2× Shrike ARMs; 2× AGM-65 Maverick ASMs
Bombs: 5,775 kg (12,730 lb)
Israel1976
F-15 EagleF-15 EagleMaximum speed:
High altitude: Mach 2.5+ (1,650+ mph, 2,660+ km/h)
Low altitude: Mach 1.2 (900 mph, 1,450 km/h)
Combat radius: 1,061 nmi (1,222 mi, 1,967 km) for interdiction mission
Ferry range: 3,450 mi (3,000 nmi, 5,550 km)
Missiles: AIM-7 Sparrow, AIM-120 AMRAAM,AIM-9 Sidewinder


US1976
F-14 TomcatF-14 TomcatMaximum speed: Mach 2.34 (1,544 mph, 2,485 km/h) at high altitude
Combat radius: 500 nmi (575 mi, 926 km)
Ferry range: 1,600 nmi (1,840 mi, 2,960 km)

Missiles: Air-to-air missiles: AIM-54 Phoenix, AIM-7 Sparrow, AIM-9 Sidewinder
US1974

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