History of Jet Fighters



This chapter provides a historical overview of jet fighters’ technological development and evolution, placing particular emphasis on generational development of these weapons from the first through fifth generations of these aircraft. Detailed information on the technological capabilities of these planes is provided along with their armament, financial costs in recent US dollars, and speed. Chapter contents also feature manufacturer information including US aerospace industry consolidation, countries using these aircraft, when they were used, and discussion of how these countries have sought to develop their aerospace industries to produce jet fighters for their militaries and approved international military markets.


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