Fastest Planes Ever Built

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They've got the need for speed!

Militaries around the world are constantly pushing for new technologies to make their fighting forces more lethal. A major area of research and development is in military aviation where billion-dollar projects are underway as countries strive to maintain the upper hand in air superiority. The saying that “speed kills” is especially true in the military where having incredibly fast planes allow countries to attack their enemies without warning and collect intelligence without being detected. This global sky race has created some truly incredible and powerful aircraft that would make the Wright Brothers faint.

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Source: Wikipedia/USAF/Judson Brohmer

Check out our slideshow to learn about the amazing planes!