Speed. You either get an incredible rush and feeling of exhilaration or you are terrified of it. They say that speed kill. If you can’t control whatever vehicle you are in then the speed can be dangerous and even deadly. But if you can harness the power of your speed then you have a distinct advantage over your competition. When thinking of speed you might be thinking of cars, motorcycles or boats but what about something even faster? When you take a look at this list of the fastest military aircraft ever created your mind will certainly be blown away. Especially when you get to number 2 on this list. Strap yourself in and hold on tight because you are about to see some of the most spectacular and fastest aircraft to ever take to the skies.
Sukhoi Su-27 Flanke
The Sikhoi Su-27 Flanker is a Russian aircraft manufactured by the Sukhoi company. This speedster has been used by the Russian Air Force as well as the People’s Liberation Army Air Force and the Ukrainian Air Force. Each Su-27 Flanker costs approximately $30 million to produce. For that kind of money it better be fast. When flying at altitude the maximum speed of the Su-27 Flanker is Mach 2.35 which comes out to about 1,550 mph. If you happen to have a rare opportunity to climb into the cockpit of one of these planes make sure you are prepared for what you are about to experience in terms of extreme speed.