29. Gloster Meteor 975 km/h
The only aircraft available to Allies had during the Second World War was the Gloster Meteor and its revolutionary turboprop engines. Built by Power Jets Ltd. and launched by Sir Frank Whittle in 1940, this British airplane made its first flight in March 1943 and has started its operations in July 1944. This was by no means incredibly advanced and sophisticated airplane but was nicknamed of " Meat Box". However, its career as a fighter aircraft was a success. It also set the first official speed record at 975 km/h.
28. F-117 Nighthawk 993 km/h
Here is the F-117 Nighthawk, a plane which for a long time was hidden from the public, built by Lockheed and developed by the division of Skunk Works which was directly linked to the US Air Force. The first flight took place in June 1981, making it the first operational aircraft designed using a new camouflage technology. It was only in 1988 that the F-117 was presented to the public.