The 20 Fastest Planes in The World

20. F-117 Nighthawk

Cost: $111,200,000

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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