Usually developed as military projects, the advancement of technology has seen some incredibly rapid vehicles flying through our skies. Here we look at the 20 fastest and countdown to number 1.Department of Homeland SecurityGovernment References:
Top Speed: 617mph
Time To Circumnavigate the Globe: 40.36 hours
A secretive project that saw a twin engine, single seater plane developed for the US military. Operational from 1983, it saw action in the Gulf War 1991 and during the Yugoslavia conflict 1999 where one was shot down making it the only one ever lost in combat. Retired in April 2008.
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