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Supersonic Aircraft


Nestled between the Transonic and Hypersonic speed envelopes lies Supersonic - the current measuring stick for many military aircraft types.

For the purposes of this listing, Supersonic Speed is defined as a rate of travel exceeding the speed of sound with the object traveling at sea level across dry air. The speed is approximately 1,235 kilometers per hour (768 miles per hour). The Transonic Speed envelope covers 988 to 1,482 kmh while the Supersonic Speed envelope covers 1,235 to 6,174 kmh. Hypersonic speeds begin around 6,174 and measure into 12,348 kmh.


There are a total of 167 Supersonic Aircraft in the Military Factory. Entries are listed below in alphanumeric order (1-to-Z). Flag images indicative of country of origin and not necessarily the primary operator.


Thumbnail picture of the Aerion AS2 / SBJ (Supersonic Business Jet)
Aerion AS2 / SBJ (Supersonic Business Jet) (2021)
Thumbnail picture of the Aerospatiale / BAC Concorde
Aerospatiale / BAC Concorde (1969)
Thumbnail picture of the AIDC F-CK-1 (Ching-Kuo) / (Indigenous Defence Fighter)
AIDC F-CK-1 (Ching-Kuo) / (Indigenous Defence Fighter) (1994)
Thumbnail picture of the Avioane IAR 95 Spey
Avioane IAR 95 Spey (1980)
Thumbnail picture of the Avro Canada CF-105 Arrow
Avro Canada CF-105 Arrow (1958)
Thumbnail picture of the BAC TSR-2
BAC TSR-2 (1959)
Thumbnail picture of the BAe QF-4 (McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom II)
BAe QF-4 (McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom II) (1997)
Thumbnail picture of the Bell D-188 (XF3L / XF-109)
Bell D-188 (XF3L / XF-109) (1961)
Thumbnail picture of the Bell X-1
Bell X-1 (1947)
Thumbnail picture of the Bell X-2 (Starbuster)
Bell X-2 (Starbuster) (1955)
Thumbnail picture of the Boeing (McDonnell Douglas) F/A-18 Hornet
Boeing (McDonnell Douglas) F/A-18 Hornet (1983)
Thumbnail picture of the Boeing (McDonnell Douglas) F-15 Eagle
Boeing (McDonnell Douglas) F-15 Eagle (1976)
Thumbnail picture of the Boeing (McDonnell Douglas) F-15E Strike Eagle
Boeing (McDonnell Douglas) F-15E Strike Eagle (1988)
Thumbnail picture of the Boeing EA-18G Growler
Boeing EA-18G Growler (2009)
Thumbnail picture of the Boeing F/A-18 Advanced Super Hornet
Boeing F/A-18 Advanced Super Hornet (2015)
Thumbnail picture of the Boeing F/A-18 Super Hornet
Boeing F/A-18 Super Hornet (1999)
Thumbnail picture of the Boeing F-15SE (Silent Eagle)
Boeing F-15SE (Silent Eagle) (2009)
Thumbnail picture of the Boeing QF-16 (Fighting Falcon)
Boeing QF-16 (Fighting Falcon) (2015)
Thumbnail picture of the Boeing X-32 JSF (Joint Stike Fighter)
Boeing X-32 JSF (Joint Stike Fighter) (2000)
Thumbnail picture of the Boeing X-51 (Waverider)
Boeing X-51 (Waverider) (2010)
Thumbnail picture of the Boeing X-53 AAW (Active Aeroelastic Wing)
Boeing X-53 AAW (Active Aeroelastic Wing) (2006)
Thumbnail picture of the Boeing XB-59
Boeing XB-59 (1949)
Thumbnail picture of the Boeing-Saab T-X
Boeing-Saab T-X (2023)
Thumbnail picture of the Boom Technology SST (XB-1)
Boom Technology SST (XB-1) (2023)
Thumbnail picture of the Canadair CF-104 Starfighter
Canadair CF-104 Starfighter (1962)
Thumbnail picture of the Canadair CF-5 Freedom Fighter (CF-116)
Canadair CF-5 Freedom Fighter (CF-116) (1968)
Thumbnail picture of the Chengdu (AVIC) / PAC JF-17 Thunder (FC-1 Xiaolong)
Chengdu (AVIC) / PAC JF-17 Thunder (FC-1 Xiaolong) (2007)
Thumbnail picture of the Chengdu (AVIC) J-10 (Vigorous Dragon) / F-10 Vanguard
Chengdu (AVIC) J-10 (Vigorous Dragon) / F-10 Vanguard (2005)
Thumbnail picture of the Chengdu (AVIC) J-20 (Black Eagle)
Chengdu (AVIC) J-20 (Black Eagle) (2017)
Thumbnail picture of the Chengdu (AVIC) J-7 / F-7
Chengdu (AVIC) J-7 / F-7 (1980)
Thumbnail picture of the CONVAIR B-58 Hustler
CONVAIR B-58 Hustler (1960)
Thumbnail picture of the CONVAIR F-102 Delta Dagger
CONVAIR F-102 Delta Dagger (1956)
Thumbnail picture of the CONVAIR F-106 Delta Dart
CONVAIR F-106 Delta Dart (1959)
Thumbnail picture of the CONVAIR F2Y Sea Dart
CONVAIR F2Y Sea Dart (1953)
Thumbnail picture of the Curtiss Proposal II
Curtiss Proposal II (1948)
Thumbnail picture of the Dassault Mirage 2000
Dassault Mirage 2000 (1979)
Thumbnail picture of the Dassault Mirage 4000
Dassault Mirage 4000 (1979)
Thumbnail picture of the Dassault Mirage 5
Dassault Mirage 5 (1969)
Thumbnail picture of the Dassault Mirage F1
Dassault Mirage F1 (1973)
Thumbnail picture of the Dassault Mirage G
Dassault Mirage G (1967)
Thumbnail picture of the Dassault Mirage III
Dassault Mirage III (1961)
Thumbnail picture of the Dassault Mirage IIIV
Dassault Mirage IIIV (1965)
Thumbnail picture of the Dassault Mirage IV
Dassault Mirage IV (1963)
Thumbnail picture of the Dassault Rafale
Dassault Rafale (2001)
Thumbnail picture of the Denel (Atlas) Cheetah
Denel (Atlas) Cheetah (1986)
Thumbnail picture of the Douglas F5D Skylancer
Douglas F5D Skylancer (1956)
Thumbnail picture of the EGAO Helwan HA-300
EGAO Helwan HA-300 (1964)
Thumbnail picture of the ENAER Mirage 50CN Pantera
ENAER Mirage 50CN Pantera (1975)
Thumbnail picture of the English Electric / BAC Lightning
English Electric / BAC Lightning (1960)
Thumbnail picture of the Eurofighter Typhoon
Eurofighter Typhoon (2003)
Thumbnail picture of the FMA SAIA 90
FMA SAIA 90 (1989)
Thumbnail picture of the General Dynamics / Grumman EF-111 Raven
General Dynamics / Grumman EF-111 Raven (1981)
Thumbnail picture of the General Dynamics F-111 Aardvark
General Dynamics F-111 Aardvark (1967)
Thumbnail picture of the General Dynamics F-16XL
General Dynamics F-16XL (1982)
Thumbnail picture of the Grumman F-14 Tomcat
Grumman F-14 Tomcat (1974)
Thumbnail picture of the Grumman X-29
Grumman X-29 (1982)
Thumbnail picture of the Guizhou JL-9 Shanying (FTC-2000 Mountain Eagle)
Guizhou JL-9 Shanying (FTC-2000 Mountain Eagle) (2014)
Thumbnail picture of the HAL AMCA (Advanced Medium Combat Aircraft)
HAL AMCA (Advanced Medium Combat Aircraft) (2030)
Thumbnail picture of the HAL Sukhoi PMF/FGFA
HAL Sukhoi PMF/FGFA (2022)
Thumbnail picture of the HAL Tejas LCA (Light Combat Aircraft)
HAL Tejas LCA (Light Combat Aircraft) (2016)
Thumbnail picture of the HESA Azarakhsh (Lightning)
HESA Azarakhsh (Lightning) (1997)
Thumbnail picture of the HESA F-313 Qaher (Conqueror)
HESA F-313 Qaher (Conqueror) (2018)
Thumbnail picture of the HESA Saeqeh (Thunderbolt)
HESA Saeqeh (Thunderbolt) (2014)
Thumbnail picture of the Hongdu JL-10 / L-15 Falcon
Hongdu JL-10 / L-15 Falcon (2009)
Thumbnail picture of the IAI Kfir (Lion Cub)
IAI Kfir (Lion Cub) (1976)
Thumbnail picture of the IAI Lavi (Young Lion)
IAI Lavi (Young Lion) (1986)
Thumbnail picture of the IAI Nammer (Leopard)
IAI Nammer (Leopard) (1991)
Thumbnail picture of the IAI Nesher (Vulture)
IAI Nesher (Vulture) (1972)
Thumbnail picture of the IAIO Kosar (Kowsar 88)
IAIO Kosar (Kowsar 88) (2022)
Thumbnail picture of the KAI / Lockheed Martin T-50 / FA-50 Golden Eagle
KAI / Lockheed Martin T-50 / FA-50 Golden Eagle (2005)
Thumbnail picture of the KAI KF-16 Fighting Falcon
KAI KF-16 Fighting Falcon (1991)
Thumbnail picture of the KAI KF-X
KAI KF-X (2026)
Thumbnail picture of the Lavochkin La-250 (Anaconda)
Lavochkin La-250 (Anaconda) (1956)
Thumbnail picture of the Lippisch Gleiter Bombenflugzeug (GB)
Lippisch Gleiter Bombenflugzeug (GB) (1945)
Thumbnail picture of the Lockheed A-12 (Archangel 12)
Lockheed A-12 (Archangel 12) (1963)
Thumbnail picture of the Lockheed D-21
Lockheed D-21 (1969)
Thumbnail picture of the Lockheed F-104 Starfighter
Lockheed F-104 Starfighter (1958)
Thumbnail picture of the Lockheed Martin (General Dynamics) F-16  Fighting Falcon
Lockheed Martin (General Dynamics) F-16 Fighting Falcon (1978)
Thumbnail picture of the Lockheed Martin F-22 Raptor
Lockheed Martin F-22 Raptor (2005)
Thumbnail picture of the Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II
Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II (2016)
Thumbnail picture of the Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird
Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird (1966)
Thumbnail picture of the Lockheed YF-12
Lockheed YF-12 (1963)
Thumbnail picture of the Martin X-24A
Martin X-24A (1969)
Thumbnail picture of the Martin X-24B
Martin X-24B (1973)
Thumbnail picture of the McDonnell Douglas CF-18 Hornet
McDonnell Douglas CF-18 Hornet (1983)
Thumbnail picture of the McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom II
McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom II (1960)
Thumbnail picture of the McDonnell Douglas F-4 Wild Weasel
McDonnell Douglas F-4 Wild Weasel (1969)
Thumbnail picture of the McDonnell F-101 Voodoo
McDonnell F-101 Voodoo (1957)
Thumbnail picture of the Mikoyan MiG 1.42 / 1.44 / MFI
Mikoyan MiG 1.42 / 1.44 / MFI (1999)
Thumbnail picture of the Mikoyan MiG-27 (Flogger)
Mikoyan MiG-27 (Flogger) (1975)
Thumbnail picture of the Mikoyan MiG-29 (Fulcrum)
Mikoyan MiG-29 (Fulcrum) (1984)
Thumbnail picture of the Mikoyan MiG-29K (Fulcrum-D)
Mikoyan MiG-29K (Fulcrum-D) (2009)
Thumbnail picture of the Mikoyan MiG-31 (Foxhound)
Mikoyan MiG-31 (Foxhound) (1979)
Thumbnail picture of the Mikoyan MiG-35 (Fulcrum-F)
Mikoyan MiG-35 (Fulcrum-F) (2019)
Thumbnail picture of the Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-19 (Farmer)
Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-19 (Farmer) (1955)
Thumbnail picture of the Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-21 (Fishbed)
Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-21 (Fishbed) (1959)
Thumbnail picture of the Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-23 (Flogger)
Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-23 (Flogger) (1970)
Thumbnail picture of the Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-25 (Foxbat)
Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-25 (Foxbat) (1972)
Thumbnail picture of the Mikoyan-Gurevich Ye-8 (Fishbed) / (MiG-23)
Mikoyan-Gurevich Ye-8 (Fishbed) / (MiG-23) (1962)
Thumbnail picture of the Mitsubishi F-1 (Supersonic Rei-Sen)
Mitsubishi F-1 (Supersonic Rei-Sen) (1978)
Thumbnail picture of the Mitsubishi F-2
Mitsubishi F-2 (2000)
Thumbnail picture of the Mitsubishi T-2
Mitsubishi T-2 (1975)
Thumbnail picture of the Mitsubishi X-2 (ATD-X / Shinshin)
Mitsubishi X-2 (ATD-X / Shinshin) (2030)
Thumbnail picture of the Myasishchev M-50 / M-52 (Bounder)
Myasishchev M-50 / M-52 (Bounder) (1959)
Thumbnail picture of the Nanchang J-12 (Jianjiji-12)
Nanchang J-12 (Jianjiji-12) (1975)
Thumbnail picture of the North American A-5 Vigilante
North American A-5 Vigilante (1961)
Thumbnail picture of the North American F-100 Super Sabre
North American F-100 Super Sabre (1954)
Thumbnail picture of the North American X-10
North American X-10 (1953)
Thumbnail picture of the North American XB-70 Valkyrie
North American XB-70 Valkyrie (1964)
Thumbnail picture of the North American XF-108 Rapier
North American XF-108 Rapier (1955)
Thumbnail picture of the North American YF-107 (Ultra Sabre)
North American YF-107 (Ultra Sabre) (1956)
Thumbnail picture of the Northrop F-20 Tigershark
Northrop F-20 Tigershark (1982)
Thumbnail picture of the Northrop F-5 Freedom Fighter / Tiger / Tiger II
Northrop F-5 Freedom Fighter / Tiger / Tiger II (1962)
Thumbnail picture of the Northrop Grumman YF-23 (Black Widow II)
Northrop Grumman YF-23 (Black Widow II) (1990)
Thumbnail picture of the Northrop N-102 Fang
Northrop N-102 Fang (1953)
Thumbnail picture of the Northrop T-38 Talon
Northrop T-38 Talon (1961)
Thumbnail picture of the Northrop YF-17 (Cobra)
Northrop YF-17 (Cobra) (1972)
Thumbnail picture of the Novi Avion
Novi Avion (1992)
Thumbnail picture of the Panavia Tornado ADV (Air Defense Variant)
Panavia Tornado ADV (Air Defense Variant) (1985)
Thumbnail picture of the Panavia Tornado ECR (Electronic Combat / Reconnaissance)
Panavia Tornado ECR (Electronic Combat / Reconnaissance) (1990)
Thumbnail picture of the Panavia Tornado IDS (InterDictor / Strike)
Panavia Tornado IDS (InterDictor / Strike) (1979)
Thumbnail picture of the Republic F-105 Thunderchief
Republic F-105 Thunderchief (1958)
Thumbnail picture of the Republic XF-103 (Thunderwarrior)
Republic XF-103 (Thunderwarrior) (1956)
Thumbnail picture of the Republic XF-91 Thunderceptor
Republic XF-91 Thunderceptor (1949)
Thumbnail picture of the Rockwell B-1 Lancer
Rockwell B-1 Lancer (1986)
Thumbnail picture of the Rockwell XFV-12
Rockwell XFV-12 (1977)
Thumbnail picture of the Rockwell-MBB X-31 (EFM)
Rockwell-MBB X-31 (EFM) (1990)
Thumbnail picture of the Saab J35 Draken (Dragon / Kite)
Saab J35 Draken (Dragon / Kite) (1960)
Thumbnail picture of the Saab JA37 Viggen (Thunderbolt)
Saab JA37 Viggen (Thunderbolt) (1968)
Thumbnail picture of the Saab JAS 39 Gripen (Griffin)
Saab JAS 39 Gripen (Griffin) (1997)
Thumbnail picture of the Saunders-Roe SR.53
Saunders-Roe SR.53 (1957)
Thumbnail picture of the SEPECAT Jaguar
SEPECAT Jaguar (1973)
Thumbnail picture of the Shenyang (AVIC) J-11 (Flanker B+)
Shenyang (AVIC) J-11 (Flanker B+) (1998)
Thumbnail picture of the Shenyang (AVIC) J-13
Shenyang (AVIC) J-13 (1975)
Thumbnail picture of the Shenyang (AVIC) J-15 (Flying Shark)
Shenyang (AVIC) J-15 (Flying Shark) (2013)
Thumbnail picture of the Shenyang (AVIC) J-16 (Red Eagle)
Shenyang (AVIC) J-16 (Red Eagle) (2013)
Thumbnail picture of the Shenyang (AVIC) J-31 Gyrfalcon (FC-31 / F-60)
Shenyang (AVIC) J-31 Gyrfalcon (FC-31 / F-60) (2020)
Thumbnail picture of the Shenyang (AVIC) J-6 / F-6 (Farmer)
Shenyang (AVIC) J-6 / F-6 (Farmer) (1961)
Thumbnail picture of the Shenyang (AVIC) J-8 / J-8 II (Finback)
Shenyang (AVIC) J-8 / J-8 II (Finback) (1980)
Thumbnail picture of the SNCASE S.E.212 (Durandal)
SNCASE S.E.212 (Durandal) (1956)
Thumbnail picture of the Sud-Ouest SO 9000 Trident
Sud-Ouest SO 9000 Trident (1953)
Thumbnail picture of the Sukhoi P-1 (Perekhvatchuk-1)
Sukhoi P-1 (Perekhvatchuk-1) (1957)
Thumbnail picture of the Sukhoi Su-11 (Fishpot-C)
Sukhoi Su-11 (Fishpot-C) (1964)
Thumbnail picture of the Sukhoi Su-15 (Flagon)
Sukhoi Su-15 (Flagon) (1965)
Thumbnail picture of the Sukhoi Su-20 (Fitter-C)
Sukhoi Su-20 (Fitter-C) (1973)
Thumbnail picture of the Sukhoi Su-24 (Fencer)
Sukhoi Su-24 (Fencer) (1974)
Thumbnail picture of the Sukhoi Su-27 (Flanker)
Sukhoi Su-27 (Flanker) (1985)
Thumbnail picture of the Sukhoi Su-30 (Flanker-C)
Sukhoi Su-30 (Flanker-C) (1996)
Thumbnail picture of the Sukhoi Su-32/37/47 Berkut (Golden Eagle)
Sukhoi Su-32/37/47 Berkut (Golden Eagle) (1997)
Thumbnail picture of the Sukhoi Su-33 (Flanker-D)
Sukhoi Su-33 (Flanker-D) (1994)
Thumbnail picture of the Sukhoi Su-34 (Fullback)
Sukhoi Su-34 (Fullback) (2014)
Thumbnail picture of the Sukhoi Su-35 (Flanker-E / Super Flanker)
Sukhoi Su-35 (Flanker-E / Super Flanker) (2014)
Thumbnail picture of the Sukhoi Su-57 (T-50 / PAK FA)
Sukhoi Su-57 (T-50 / PAK FA) (2019)
Thumbnail picture of the Sukhoi Su-9 (Fishpot)
Sukhoi Su-9 (Fishpot) (1959)
Thumbnail picture of the Sukhoi T-4 (Sotka)
Sukhoi T-4 (Sotka) (1972)
Thumbnail picture of the Tupolev Tu-123 (Yastreb) / (DBR-1)
Tupolev Tu-123 (Yastreb) / (DBR-1) (1964)
Thumbnail picture of the Tupolev Tu-144 (Charger)
Tupolev Tu-144 (Charger) (1975)
Thumbnail picture of the Tupolev Tu-160 (Blackjack)
Tupolev Tu-160 (Blackjack) (1989)
Thumbnail picture of the Tupolev Tu-22 (Blinder)
Tupolev Tu-22 (Blinder) (1962)
Thumbnail picture of the Tupolev Tu-22M (Backfire)
Tupolev Tu-22M (Backfire) (1972)
Thumbnail picture of the Tupolev Tu-28 / Tu-128 (Fiddler)
Tupolev Tu-28 / Tu-128 (Fiddler) (1964)
Thumbnail picture of the Tupolev Tu-98 (Backfin)
Tupolev Tu-98 (Backfin) (1956)
Thumbnail picture of the Vought F-8 Crusader
Vought F-8 Crusader (1957)
Thumbnail picture of the Vought XF8U-3 Crusader III
Vought XF8U-3 Crusader III (1958)
Thumbnail picture of the Xian JH-7 (Flounder) / FBC-1 (Flying Leopard)
Xian JH-7 (Flounder) / FBC-1 (Flying Leopard) (1992)
Thumbnail picture of the Yakovlev Yak-28 (Brewer / Firebar)
Yakovlev Yak-28 (Brewer / Firebar) (1960)
Thumbnail picture of the Yakovlev Yak-41 (Freestyle / Yak-141)
Yakovlev Yak-41 (Freestyle / Yak-141) (1987)