Human being wanted to fly like birds humans have always been fascinated with flight so, in the 20th century the Wright brothers made first plane but it is complicated and undeveloped for long flight. During the passage of time the plane progressed and changes have made in it but need of fighter Jets was felt in the First World War someone discovered in war that they could shoot guns and drop grenades from these very primitive flying machines. So, aircraft became better armed more powerful and speedy with machine guns this war led to birth of fighter Jets and now fighter Jets have become very dangerous, excellent armed, very speedy and more powerful with missiles and automatic machine guns. Now no war can be fight without a strong Air force and plenty of modern fighter Jets we often receive that question that which fighter Jet is best in the world and which is most expensive in order to resolve this question we made this article for top ten most expensive and dangerous fighter jets in the world. The value of a fighter jet depend upon some factors like its stealthiest, armament, speed, range, maneuverability and its technology now have a look on which country have most expensive fighter jets around.
1. B-2 Spirit
Northrop Grumman B-2 Spirit is the most expensive and costly aircraft in the world it is also known as stealth bomber introduced in 1997 this American jet can easily break the anti aircraft defenses. Cost of this aircraft is about $2.3 billion it can carry both conventional and nuclear bombs its speed is 1,010 km/h and its range is 11,100 km its wingspan is 52m.
2. F-22 Raptor
The Lockheed Martin F-22 Raptor is second most expensive fighter jet in the world it is single seat with two engines and all weather stealth fighter aircraft. Cost of this American fighter jet is around $160 million its speed is 2,410 km/h and its range is 2,960 km it is a perfect killing machine and its export is banned.
3. F-35 Lightning II
Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II is the third most expensive fighter jet in the world it is a single seat, single engine and all weather stealth multirole fighter jet. Cost of this American aircraft is $116 million it has air-to-air and air-to-ground capabilities its speed is 1,930 km/h and its range is 2,220 km.
4. Eurofighter Typhoon
Eurofighter Typhoon is the fourth most expensive fighter jet in the world its cost is around $102 million it is two engine multirole fighter it is made by three companies BAE, Airbus and Alenia Aermacchi. This fighter jet is a fierce and excellent dog-fighter it is not a stealth fighter but it has some stealthy features in it, its speed is 2,495 km/h and range is 3,790 km.
5. Dassault Rafale
Dassault Rafale is multirole French fighter jet it has two engines its cost is around $101 million it was built by French Air force. Its speed is 2,130 km/h and its range is 3.700 km it is very powerful aircraft and an excellent fighter in war.
6. JAS 39 Gripen
Saab JAS 39 Gripen is a Swedish fighter jet it is a single engine multirole aircraft manufactured by Swedish aerospace company Saab AB. Cost of this fighter jet is around $70 million it has pulse-doppler radar which can detect enemy aircrafts at a maximum range it is very helpful in wars.
7. F/A-18E/F Super Hornet
F/A-18E/F Super Hornet fighter jet has two seats and two engines its cost is around $65 million it is a multirole fighter aircraft. Its speed is 1,915 km/h and its range is 3,330 km it is very it can take much missiles in flight and it has effective radar systems which can guide several missiles to their targets at same time.
Sukhoi Su-35 is a single seat fighter its cost is around $45 to $60 million its top speed is 2,500 km/h and its range is 3,600 km. It is a large fighter jet powered by two engines which produce nearly 32,000lbs of thrust each it also has powerful doppler radar system.
MiG 31 is a Russian made supersonic interceptor fighter jet it cost is around $58 million its speed is 3,000 km/h this aircraft is first introduced in 1980s. This fast and supersonic jet has excellent radar system allows it to track multiple targets at once and engage six enemy planes at the same time up to a reported range of 200km.
Sukhoi Su-30MKI is developed by Sukhoi Company and built under license by Indian Air force its speed is 2,120 km/h and range is 3,000 km. Its cost is around $57 million it has two massive engines it can carry air-to-air missiles, cruise missiles and bombs in heavy form.