The Fastest Fighter Jet In The World Is The MiG-25 Foxbat

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A two-seat trainer version of the MiG-25 flies over forested land. (Leonid Faerberg (transport-photo.com), GFDL 1.2)

We Are The Mighty: The fastest fighter jet in the world is over 50 years old

Fastest jet in the world? That’s easy. Most people know it’s the SR-71, the reconnaissance plane so fast it could outrun missiles. But the fastest fighter jet? Well, the Soviets created a fighter jet to chase down the SR-71 Blackbird, and it was so fast that it’s still the fastest fighter jet ever built. And it’s still in service today.

The MiG-25 Foxbat looks ungainly and boxy next to fourth and fifth-generation fighters. Its younger sibling, the MiG-29, is much sleeker, and the aggressive-looking F-35, F-22, and even the Su-57 make for way better wall posters than the Foxbat.

By comparison, the Foxbat looks almost like a box truck. If you’re feeling generous, you could compare it to something like an old Chrysler LeBaron, instead.

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WNU Editor: A fighter jet faster than the SR-71. Wow. That is a fast fighter jet.

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