Did you know that certain types of aircraft can reach speeds of thousands of miles per hour? One aircraft in particular can reach an unbelievable speed of 4,520 miles per hour. The North American X-15 is the fastest aircraft in the world; it is primarily used by the United States Air Force and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). The North American X-15 was first flown in 1959 but it wasn’t until 1976 that it was able to reach its maximum speed of just over 4,500 mph. Check out the complete chart from GlobalAir.com to see what other aircraft made their list of the fastest in the world.
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