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The American edition Patriotic We Are The Mighty has made a rating of the five fastest operating military aircraft, which includes three Russian (Soviet) aircraft.
First place in the list is an experimental unmanned U.S. Orbiter X-37, which is able (in the sparse upper atmosphere) to develop a cruising speed of about 16 Mach numbers.
The second position is a Soviet fighter-interceptor MiG-25 with a cruising speed of 2.8 Mach number. Third place belongs to the American fourth generation fighter F-15E Strike Eagle with a maximum speed of more than 4,800 kilometers per hour. Fourth — Soviet fighter-interceptor MiG-31, the maximum speed of which, according to We Are The Mighty, is more than 4,800 kilometers per hour. The top five Russian su-27 fighter, capable, according to the publication, to accelerate to approximately 4 000 kilometres per hour.
In March 2018 the only Russian aircraft carrier “Admiral Kuznetsov” entered compiled by The National Interest, the rating of the worst ever launched of aircraft carriers in world history.
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