There have been lots of aircraft developed over the years by many companies. Every year comes with new improvements on this machinery. Aircraft have been useful to everybody as it conveys people from one location to another. As the fastest means of transport, it has served the military and also for lifting cargo all around the world. We now have bigger aircraft that can carry large passengers of up to 853 (Airbus A380-800). These planes are extremely large that some airports have to be renovated to be able to house them. One major factor that determines the choice of the use of most planes is the safety and comfort that they provide.
There are some aircraft that can be categorized as one of the best airplanes of all times up until 2017. Most of these planes are extremely fast and have modern designs. Here are the lists of best aircraft we have in the world as at 2017.
This aircraft has a speed of about 1,300 miles per hour and has been recorded to make nonstop trips in areas from New-York and London. It has been in operation for several years and has been upgraded a number of times by its manufacturers. This plane has been in existence for a very long time.
This plane has a great frame and has so much power. It is very fast and its landing is smooth. This plane gives a feeling of safety.
This is another of one of the best planes we have in the world today. It is mostly used commercially for transportation. The aircraft has been in existence since 1935 and is very tough.
4 SR 71 Blackbird
It is one of the fastest planes we have and it reaches a height that no other plane can. This plane has never experienced a loss of human life since its use. It was built and designed by hand.
5. B52 Stratofortress
This is another fast plane and has a number of uses. It can be used to lift drones and also for combat. The aircraft is also used to carry nuclear weapons. What makes it one of the best planes is that it can go a distance of over 12,000 miles before it is refuelled.
6. Messerschmitt 262
This plane was used initially during World War II by the Germans and it was used to lift rockets, bombs and other types of weapons. It can travel as fast as 500 miles per hour.
7. F 117 Nighthawk
This plane is practically invisible as it cannot be detected by radar. It was used to carry bombs and to execute surprise attacks during wars. This aircraft doesn’t have any record of ever being shot down. It is no longer in use as it has been substituted for newer models which do the same thing.
8. X 15
This is NASA’s plane and is very strong. It has the shape of a rock and can travel as high as 50 to 70 miles into space. This aircraft was first used by a space station and it was used for about 200 take offs for the experiment to find out how fast planes can travel. It was a really fast plane and cannot be recommended for commercial purposes.
9. North American P51 Mustang
This was used for combat during the World War II in Europe and it was used to defeat Germany. This plane has been in history for quite a while as it was also used to fight in the Korean War and also used by the United States. This aircraft was used until 1981 when it was finally replaced by a new model. Currently, the aircraft is used for air races and air shows.
10. Messerschmitt Bf 109
The Germans were the first to use the aircraft and it was popularly called the ME 109. There are different models of this aircraft that have been manufactured before this particular model was made. The plane is very fast and can travel twice the distance of its former predecessors. So far there are over 34,000 of this model of plane that has been built and this record is more than other plane type models.