The Fastest Aircraft In The World

Image of Tupolev Tu-144, the world's fastest aircraft

The Tupolev Tu-144, hailed as the fastest aircraft ever, emerged as the Soviet Union’s answer to the Anglo-French Concorde and the ill-fated American Boeing 2707. On a momentous test flight on 10 November 1970, the inaugural prototype (airframe 044) soared to unprecedented heights, achieving a true airspeed of 2,430 km/h (1,509 mph) at an altitude … Read more