Top 10 Longest range fighter jet

Top 10 Longest range fighter jet

The longer range fighter aircraft provide the ability to attack targets further into defended airspace where aerial refueling tankers are usually unable to operate  until or to longer over targets to provide persistent fire support another advantage for longer range aircraft is that is can keep aircraft carrier farther from shore where they are more difficult to locate an attack so how far can a fighter aircraft go so I am going to show the top 10 fighter jet  of longest range aircrafts which is based on the ferry range, which means the maximum distance the aircraft can go without refueling.

1. J-20

The J-20 is the 5th generation twin engine stealth fighter developed by Chengdu Aerospace Corporation for the People liberation army air force. It is powered by two Shenyang WS-15 afterburning turbofan engines which enables it to go around 6000km.

2. F-15 Eagle

The F-15 eagle is a Twin-engine all weather multi role fighter developed by McDonnell Douglas. It is powered by two Pratt and Whitney F100-PW-220 which provide it goes around 5600km range.

3. Panavia Tornado

Panavia Tornado is a twin engine, multi-role combat aircraft, jointly developed and manufactured by Italy, the United Kingdom, and West Germany. It is powered by two Turbo union RB99-34R MK103 which provides it a maximum range of 4265km.

4. F-16

The F-16 is a single engine multi-role supersonic fighter aircraft which is develop by the General Dynamics. It is powered by the General electric F110 Ge-129 afterburning turbofan engine which give is a maximum range of 4217 km.

5. Mitsubishi F-2

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The Mitsubishi F-2 is a single, multi role all weather fighter jet which is develops by the Mitsubishi heavy industries and Lockheed Martin for Japan air force.  It is powered by a single F110 IHI -129afterburning turbofan which gives it a maximum range of around 4,000km

6. Dassault Mirage 3

The Dassault Mirage 3 is a single engine fighter jet develops by the Dassault aviation. It is powered by snecma atar 09c afterburning turbojet engine which provides maximum range of 4,000km just like mirage 5.

7. Dassault Mirage 5

The Dassault Mirage 5 is a supersonic aircraft designed by the Dassault aviation. It is powered by a single snecma atar 9c afterburning turbojet which gives it a maximum range of around 4,000 km

8. F-15 E strike eagle

The F-15E strike eagle is a twin engine, multi role, and all weather American fighter jet. The F-15 eagle is a long range high speed in detection without relying on escort or electronic warfare aircraft. It is powered by two Pratt and Whitney f100 afterburning turbofan gives it a maximum range of 3,900 km 

9. Euro Fighter Typhoon

The Euro fighter typhoon is a twin engine multi role fighter which is mainly develops for air superiority. It is powered by two ej 20o afterburning turbo fan engines which enable typhoon to go at the maximum range of 3,790 km

10. Rafael

Rafael is a twin engine, multi-role French fighter jets which is developed by Dassault Aviation. The main purpose of Rafael fighter is to provide aerial supremacy, aerial recognize, ground support and anti ship strikes.  The Rafael is powered by two snecma m88 2 turbo fans which enables it to fly up to a maximum ferry range of around 3,700 km.

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