You Won’t Believe How Fast These 12 Aircraft Can Fly

featured-imageOf all the technological advances mankind has made through the years, manned flight is probably the most impressive. Since the first powered flight in 1903, we’ve come a long way with commercial airliners that can travel hundreds of miles in just a few hours to military aircraft that can move fast enough to break the sound barrier.

Most airplanes are fast, there’s no denying that. But these 12 take speed to a different level. We also included a few planes that are still at the prototype stage just to show you what the near future may hold for manned flight.

 

#12 F-15 Eagle

001-12-f-15-eagle-97b64b15de8597efa4bd36bcb04c4b8bThis plane was first designed back in 1967, and has built quite the reputation for itself ever since. Considered one of the most successful military aircraft of its time, the F-15 Eagle is expected to remain in service until 2025 or so. The plane costs nearly $30 million and can fly around the globe in around 15 hours with a top speed of 1650 mph.

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