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The Fastest Airplane in The World


By : Ririn Sholiha

The Development of transportation means that used to take a trip quickly and easily which lead to the world’s fastest transportation that is aircraft, this kinda ransportation has diverse, ranging from aircraft, fighter aircraft, Garuda jet planes, helicopters and many more, of course their functions and speed are differ each other. The following are the fastest aircraft in the World :

1. Space Shuttle

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The space shuttle aaircraft usingg booster rocket engines for space shuttle. Booster rocket was first created by NASA in 1981 and has speed of 20,000 miles per hour, while the average speed is 17,500 miles per hour.

This aircraft is one of the fastest aircraft in the world which is supported by three assemblies that contain reusable Orbiter Vehicle or OV, the external tank, or ET-driven LOX/LX2, and two solid rocket boosters, or SRB reusable supported by the MMH / N204. Maximal speed is more than 20 Mach.







2. SR-71 Blackbird

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SR-71 Blackbird aircraft – Mach 3.2 + Although it was first introduced in 1966, the SR-71 Blackbird still hailed as one of the fastest manned reconnaissance until four decades later. Manufactured by Lockheed, the SR-71 was designed by Clarence “Kelly” Johnson, an important figure in the history of aviation.

He started his debut on December 22, 1964, and started his career in the military in January 1966. SR-71 can fly at mach 3.2 even more. SR-71 is a U-2 reconnaissance aircraft are highly vulnerable to Soviet air defenses because of the high speed and their ability to fly a higher and with the abilities to escape.

In fact, this plane is never crashed by an enemy, 12 units from 32 units that have ever been built was destroyed in the crash. The aircraft was painted with paint new technology that allows untrack radar. The overall shape of the aircraft is also one of the first stealth aircraft technologies.



3. NASA Boeing X-43

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Drone is also one of the fastest aircraft in the world / the fastest Unmanned Aircraft in the world, the X-43 aircraft is a fastest flying object on this earth. X-43 is an experimental hypersonic unmanned aircraft (Unmanned experimental hypersonic aircraft) that are designed with many variations of the scale is intended to test various aspects of supersonic flight. This is part of NASA’s Hyper-X program.

NASA X-43 scored his record on November 16 in 2004 to reach high speeds 12144 km/h (mach 9.8) at an altitude 13157 meters. How the flight, pegasus rocket that brought X-43 is launched from Boeing B-52. After reaching the height to be desired, rockets are thrown, X-43 to move forward with the engine itself that is machine Scramjet.

X-43 Specifications:
– Weight (weight) = 1300 kg
– Length (length) = 3.7 meters
– Top speed = 12 144 km / h (Mach 9.8)
– The crew (crew) = 0


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