What’s The Fastest Plane In The World? You’ll Be Surprised (And Not Just At How Fast It Is)

Let’s face it, you don’t have to be a certified pilot to find planes fascinating. Even commercial airliners are fantastically high-tech pieces of machinery.

That being said, the planes on this list are far from your average everyday passenger jet; they are the fastest planes in the world.

F-117 Nighthawk

This super-speedy stealth aircraft may only hold one passenger, but they were built to pack a punch. Lockheed developed the plane for their Skunk Works division in 1981. It can reach speeds of up to 617 MPH!

B-2 Spirit

You may know the Northrop Grumman B-2 Spirit by its street name: the Stealth Bomber. This highly-destructive bomber was developed under the Carter administration. It tops out at 628 MPH!

F-35 Lightning II

The Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II is not just one plane, but actually an entire series of stealth fighters designed to travel light and endure all conditions. It can reach speeds just shy of 1,200 MPH!