Top Ten Longest Range Fighter Jets

Top Ten Longest Range Fighter Jets

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 too long over targets to provide persistent fire support another advantage for longer range aircraft is that it can keep aircraft carriers 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 aircraft which is based on the ferry range, which means the maximum distance the aircraft can go without refueling.

J-20 Mighty Dragon

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.

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F-15 Eagle

An F-15E Strike Eagle flies over Afghanistan. The F-15E’s primary role in Afghanistan is providing close-air support for ground troops. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Aaron Allmon)

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 provides it goes around 5600km range.

Panavia Tornado

The 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.

F-16

The F-16 is a single-engine multi-role supersonic fighter aircraft which is developed by General Dynamics. It is powered by the General Electric F110 Ge-129 after-burning turbofan engine which gives it a maximum range of 4217 km.

Mitsubishi F-2

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

Dassault Mirage 3

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

Dassault Mirage 5

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

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 detection without relying on escort or electronic warfare aircraft. It is powered by two Pratt and Whitney f100 afterburning turbofans gives it a maximum range of 3,900 km 

Euro Fighter  Typhoon

The Euro fighter typhoon is a twin-engine multi-role fighter that is mainly developed for air superiority. It is powered by two EJ 200 afterburning turbofan engines which enable typhoons to go at the maximum range of 3,790 km

Dassault Rafael

The Rafael is a twin-engine, multi-role French, all-weather fighter jet which is developed by Dassault Aviation. The main purpose of Rafael fighters is to provide aerial supremacy, aerial recognition, ground support, and anti-ship strikes.  The Rafael is powered by two cinema m88 2 turbofans which enables it to fly up to a maximum ferry range of around 3,700 km.

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