Top Ten Modern Fighter Jets

The Top Ten
1 F-22 Raptor

This thing can destroy 5 F-15Es on its own and 8 with 2 Raptors meaning a standard 4th generation fighter can easily be destroyed by it. The jet can easily air strike as it can carry bombs and is easier to bomb with it's extremely advanced stealth technology which is only beaten by a few aircraft (B2 Spirit, YF-23 etc)which allows it to get extremely close before being detected well. It is capable of "supercruise" allowing it to go at sonic cruising speeds. The jet has some of the best manoeuvrability which allows for easier dogfights. What do you expect? It's Lockheed Martin.

The f-22 is the latest in fifth-generation stealth fighter technology. Although hardly combat tested, compared to many others on this list, the f-22 is so advanced and so much time and design has gone into it I think it would perform the best in a multi-role combat situation. The only huge flaw about the fighter is the fact that only 187 operational combat f-22's exist due to their immense cost and other production issues.

The greatness of this jet lies in the wing design, a delta shaped wing design has a large surface area designed to give lots of lift, and specialized flaps to make the jet as manuverable as possible without causing drag. It is powered by Pratt and Whitney F119 turbofan engines, which can take it to supersonic speeds without much effort, at top speed it can blast away to mach 2.5, quite a marvel!

Thrust Vector capabilities. No other jet has this technology. It is superior in maneuverability, speed, and everything in between. No other jet can go Mach +1.5 without afterburners.

2 Sukhoi Su-30MKI

It has tremendous speed and can move at any direction quicker than any other fighter. It has very presentable looks. I think it deserves to top the list.

I think no because it is not a fifth-generation. It crashes in her history.

Good but highly flawed.

3 Eurofighter Typhoon

Europe's way of protecting their skies, some people consider EF 2000 as a great competitor to the F-22 Raptor, little is to their knowledge that Canards are the best way to ensure full proof detection on an enemy radar system, and Typhoon HAS canards... So stealth factor is no longer present, though, the fact that this is one of the most agile fighter in the world, and the weapons system integrated onboard is state of the art, not to mention the avionics and superior performance...

The F22 Raptor is good, but in a World War 3 campaign, the F22 Raptor will not be the main NATO jet. NATO and the fate of the world will have to rely on the Eurofighter, the British always makes the best fighters. WW1 they had the best planes, ww2 they had the best planes, surely they must have the best now as well.

This thing is the pride of the NATO alliance for a reason. It is far more maneuverable due to it's deliberately unstable airframe.

Great aircraft made mainly by GB. It is used by the RAF, French air force, Spanish air force and the Luftwaffe. Surely number 1 or no.2 on this list

4 PAK FA T-50

Pakistan is the best

5 F-35 Lightning

Fantastic. Low cost, high performance, weaponry and practically unrivaled stealth capabilities, it is, without a doubt, number one.

ps also has STOVL capabilities.

6 F-15C Eagle
7 Dassault Rafale

Just the best actual fighter guys. It can do every thing you want. In fact, take the best of every planes and put it into one airfighter. Better than typhoon for a lower price and maintenance cost, it can bomb, fight, recon, nuke and dogfight (is at least as good as the f-22, and cuts the typhoon and the f-16 into little pieces). It can land on an aircraft carrier, has aesa radar, spectra system, can fire missiles in 180*, will have meteor, is the only jet fighter to make so different missions in one fly and the only which can carry 1,5 time Its own weight. It was combat Proven in air ground attack in hostile environments, and this is not the case of a lot of iidern airfighters. Every times a pilot flies with rafale, he agrees to says that is the most stunning aircraft. And it is getting better and better. If you're not convinced, just make some research, you'll see. Last but not least, it's the sexiest plane.

Simply the best

8 F/A-18 E Super Hornet

A multi-role, carrier-based, and fast-maneuvering fighter. The F-18 Hornet and Super Hornet has provided the Navy with superb planes that are suitable for a wide array of missions since '83 and '99 respectively.

Everyone's saying the F-15 is the best, they obviously know nothing about this plane.

9 F-15 Strike Eagle

Up until recently, F-22 wasn't Operational, till then F-15 Eagle constructed the top of the line air defense and offense for the United States, and therefore still has the factor to operate and maintain air superiority over a region against any threat...

This plane goes way faster than f-22, is more reliable, just as manuverable, can be used as a bomber, less expensive, never been shot down at all, bigger bomb payload, farther range, been in service longer, and also has stealth variants, such as the f-15S, or "silent eagle. "

10 JF-17 Thunder

High performance low fuel consumption and great turning at the any direction. Amazing fighter jet

The main fighter jet of the world's seventh largest air force.

Cheap, fast and multi-role jet fighter.

Modern dog fighter

The Contenders
11 F-16 Fighting Falcon

Multirole, very agile, as fast as an F-22 and faster than a F/A-18 & F-35. Has over 70 air combat kills. A benchmark 4 Gen fighter that set the standards for planes like the Rafale & Typhoon. Can still hold it's own against anything. Not to be underestimated in dogfight & was the most manuverabe fighter in the US military until the arrival of the F-22.

Fast, agile, and good for close combat.

12 F-14D Tomcat
13 MiG-29 Fulcrum

Good but very flawed

14 AV-8B Harrier
15 A-10 Thunderbolt

When I think of this beast. I think of a plane, built around a mini gun. This aircraft is one of the most destructive planes that was ever been created. It's powerful 30mm cannon/mini gun or also known as the GAU-8 Avenger, can rip a tank to shreds. It was pretty effective when it was used on the Taliban for airstrikes, and is the number one preferred aircraft for any airstrike in general, unless if you carpet bomb.

16 MiG-21
17 Hal Tejas
18 F-20 Tigershark
19 SR-71 'Blackbird'

SR-71 blackbird is a spy plane not a fighter plane. Although it is the fastest airplane in the world as it can at three times the speed of sound.

20 Sweden Griffin
21 Sukhoi T-50
22 Sukhoi Su-34

Great Strike Fighter of our time!

23 Sukhoi SU-37
24 F-35 Lightning II
25 KAI FA-50 Golden Eagle
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