The Fastest Military Jets in History


F-100 Super Sabre

F-100 Super Saber

The F-100 Super Sabre was America’s answer to the future of air-to-air superiority in the mid-1950s. Equipped with a single Pratt Whitney J-57-P-21 turbojet, it would face off against the latest generation of Soviet MiGs over the Korean Peninsula and prevail as one of the fastest jets at an astounding success rate. This is an example of an American-made fighter jet built for speed and dog fighting. It would go on from Korea to the jungles of Vietnam where it became the first U.S. Air Force jet fighter to engage enemy aerial jets. The F-100s on that mission were escorting the F-105 Thunderchief, which would eventually take over for them. F-100s were lovingly referred to as “Huns”, a shortening of their full designation. They would go on to serve 25 years in the United States Air Force. This classic is one of the fastest fighter jet aircraft, and a great start to this list.

  • Top Speed: 864 mph
  • Max Flight Distance: 2,235 miles at 610 mph with internal fuel