Top 10 Modern Fighter Jets

The Top Ten
1 F-22 Raptor

This thing can destroy five F-15Es on its own and eight with two 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 it's easier to bomb with its extremely advanced stealth technology, which is only beaten by a few aircraft (B2 Spirit, YF-23, etc.), allowing it to get extremely close before being detected.

It is capable of "supercruise," allowing it to go at sonic cruising speeds. The jet has some of the best maneuverability, which allows for easier dogfights. What do you expect? It's Lockheed Martin.

2 Su-30MKI

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

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, the stealth factor is no longer present.

However, the fact that this is one of the most agile fighters in the world, and the weapons system integrated onboard is state of the art, not to mention the avionics and superior performance.

The F-22 Raptor is good, but in a World War 3 scenario, the F-22 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 make the best fighters. In WWI they had the best planes, in WWII they had the best planes, and surely they must have the best now as well.

4 Su-57
5 F-35 Lightning II

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

PS: It also has STOVL capabilities.

6 F-15C Eagle
7 Rafale

Just the best actual fighter guys. It can do everything you want. In fact, take the best of every plane and put it into one airfighter. Better than Typhoon for a lower price and maintenance cost, it can bomb, fight, recon, nuke, and dogfight. It 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 degrees, and will have Meteor. It is the only jet fighter to make so many different missions in one fly and the only one that can carry 1.5 times its own weight. It was combat proven in air-ground attack in hostile environments, which is not the case for a lot of modern airfighters.

Every time a pilot flies with Rafale, he agrees to say that it is the most stunning aircraft. And it is getting better and better. If you're not convinced, just do some research, you'll see. Last but not least, it's the sexiest plane.

8 F/A-18E Super Hornet

A multi-role, carrier-based, and fast-maneuvering fighter, the F-18 Hornet and Super Hornet have provided the Navy with superb planes 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-15E Strike Eagle

Up until recently, the F-22 wasn't operational. Until then, the 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 the F-22, is more reliable, just as maneuverable, can be used as a bomber, is less expensive, and has never been shot down. It has a bigger bomb payload, farther range, and has been in service longer. It also has stealth variants, such as the F-15S, or "Silent Eagle."

10 JF-17 Thunder

High performance, low fuel consumption, and great turning in any direction. An amazing fighter jet.

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

Cheap, fast, and a multi-role jet fighter.

The Contenders
11 F-16 Fighting Falcon

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

Fast, agile, and good for close combat.

12 F-14 Tomcat
13 MiG-29 Fulcrum
14 A-10 Thunderbolt II

When I think of this beast, I think of a plane built around a minigun. This aircraft is one of the most destructive planes ever created. Its powerful 30mm cannon/minigun, 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 it is the number one preferred aircraft for any airstrike in general, unless you carpet bomb.

15 Tejas
16 JAS 39 Gripen
17 Su-34

Great Strike Fighter of our time!

18 AV-8B Harrier II
19 Su-37
20 MiG-21
21 FA-50 Golden Eagle
22 MiG-25
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