Top Ten Fighter Aircraft

Monday, November 12, 2007

There is an art, it says, or rather, a knack to flying.
The knack lies in learning how to throw yourself at the ground and miss.
- Douglas Adams, The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy

Here are the top ten fighter aircrafts according to the Discovery Channel. Criteria include kill ratio, fear factor, innovation, production, and service length.

10. F/A 22 Raptor


9. Sea Harrier FA/2


8. Sopwith Camel 112


7. ME 262


6. Spitfire



The next two planes tied for the fourth place.
4. Mig15


4. F86 sabre


3. F4 Phantom


2. F15C Eagle


1. P-51D Mustang


Roger Murdock: We have clearance, Clarence.
Captain Oveur: Roger, Roger. What's our vector, Victor?
- Airplane! (1980)

26 comments:

Air Force Ones said...

wheres the F-14?

Novice Blogger said...

Yeah I was wondering about the Tomcat as well. But if you noticed, a lot of them are Boeing IDS and McDonnell Douglas planes (F4, F15 & F22). Or North American Aviation ones like F86 and P51. The Grumman planes (F14) aren't included.

Faye Ilogon said...

Hey there!

This entry reminds me of trump cards. Remember those? Or was your generation already addicted to Game and Watch?

Novice Blogger said...

Hey Faye!

I think i'm more familiar with game & watch. Hehe. : )

Drunk Driving said...

Cool post. I like the planes though I am not very sure if these are the "top ten fighter aircrafts".

Ace said...

Yay! cool toys for big boys.. i think Stealth bomber would be the best aircraft fighter, in my own opinion.

Bear Creek

publicservant said...

stealth would be great,
but they don't have enough service length to match up to the WWII fighters...

dan said...

that list isn't complete without the a-10 warthog. those things kick ass. they are always flying here in arizona.

Florida Moving Companies said...

My friend loves fighter aircraft.
Good post, I'll have to show him this.

Brennan said...

If the Mustang WASN'T first, I'd probably write this list off completely... at least they recognize the Mustang and the ME262.

whistling death said...

i like the F15 because it is fast and menoverable.it also has a large payload and advanced targeting systems.Stealh fighters such as the F117 are slow and do not carry any air-to-air weapons(guns,missles,air-to-air rocket,etc..)and are vunerable to AA guns and other fighters,plus one was shot down by a soviet-made serbian SA-3 over Bosnia.The F15E carrys both bambs and missles and can fly at super-sonic speeds,and carries a 20mm cannon ideal for dogfighting.

whistling death said...

the f15 made 104 kills in it's career.Isreali F15 pilots made the most kills of the type

wedding-rings said...

Where is F117-A, what about F16?

rich said...

Has to be the spitefire for me,then i am from the UK.

Rich

erp said...

yea my friends love aircraft too... thanks for the photo you have posted.. i will save it and show it to my friends

Anonymous said...

WTF? Where is Mig-35

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elay said...

im glad i stumbled into your blog! interesting, especially this post. i hope that you would also feature the top ten helicopters from discovery channel. looking forward to that...
i'll be back here more often..see you!

Russell Davison said...

Hello Novice Blogger,

The obvious missing aircarft from the list is the Russian jet fighter
Sukhoi Su-37, world famous for its use of thrust vector control using
Lyulka AL-37FU turbofan engines, each 32,000 lbf.

Jenny said...

I am a huge fan of all fighter planes but i feel mustang fighter aircrafts has its own importance.

Toothhater said...

Those look sick!. I actually wish I wasn't so tall, maybe I could have been a fighter pilot.

fly military aircraft said...

Aircraft described here are simply awesome and its a great pleasure to get the ride and experience to fly in such aircraft.

george said...

would be good if Mig-35 be on the list.thanks anyway.

Dave L said...

These are really the top ten fighter aircrafts such that they have very nice tendency to do all of these things. These fighters are having extraordinary specialty in it.

Jim Beale said...

I wish that you would also mark the top ten helicopters from discovery channel. I’m pleased I stumbled into your blog.

drew said...

I'm sorry but the P-51 is not as awesome as everyone says it is. I like the list but the F-22 should be a little higher up on the list. I like the P-51 but my favorite plane is the P-47 and I think that the D model of the P-47 should be on a top ten list because it's maneuverable and has a heavier armament. Other than that this list is pretty good.