Military Aircraft That Are Faster Than Mach 2.0 (15 Photos)

Military Aircraft That Are Faster Than Mach 2.0 (15 Photos)
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The unit of measuring the speed of fighter jets can be a bit tricky. Sometimes speed is measured in knots and sometimes in Mach. In this article, we will share with you what it is like to measure the speed of aircraft what are the units and top 15 military fighters that are faster than Mach 2.0.

Just like car drivers see the speed in miles or Kilometers per hour, pilots see the speed in speed indicators as knots. The knot is used to measure the speed where 1 knot is equal to 1 nautical mile per hour. The knot is first used to measure speed in maritime navigation before aircraft. If we compare a nautical mile to kilometers or miles, 1 nautical mile is equal to 1.85 km or 1.15 miles.

On the other hand, the unit Mach is different. Mach is compared with the speed of the sound. When we compare the speed of an aircraft with the speed of sound if they are equal, then the speed of the aircraft is recognized as 1 Mach. If we are to take an approximate value 1 Mach is equal to 1235 km/h.

Today we have collected the top fastest military fighter aircraft with more than 2.0 Mach speed.

#1 B-58 Hustler – Mach 2.0

B-58 Hustler

 

#2 SAAB-35 Draken – Mach 2.0

SAAB-35 Draken

 

#3 Chengdu J-7 – Mach 2.0

Chengdu J-7

 

#4 Eurofighter Typhoon – Mach 2.0

Eurofighter Typhoon
Credits: Airwolfhound

 

#5 Chengdu J-20 – Mach 2.0

Chengdu J-20

 

#6 F-16 Fighting Falcon – Mach 2.05

F-16 Fighting Falcon

 

#7 Tupolev Tu-160 – Mach 2.05

Tupolev Tu-160

 

#8 MiG-21 – Mach 2.05

MiG-21

 

#9 SAAB-37 Viggen – Mach 2.1

SAAB-37 Viggen

 

#10 Shenyang J-11 – Mach 2.1

Shenyang J-11
Credit: U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. D. Myles Cullen

 

#11 Sukhoi Su-57 – Mach 2.1

Sukhoi Su-57

 

#12 BAC TSR-2 – Mach 2.15

BAC TSR-2

 

#13 Panavia Tornado ADV – Mach 2.2

Panavia Tornado ADV

 

#14 Mirage 2000 – Mach 2.2

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Photo credits: SRA GREG L. DAVIS, USAF

 

#15 F-104 Starfighter – Mach 2.2

F-104 Starfighter
Credits: Ken Hackman/U.S. Department of Defense (DF-ST-82-06481)
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