Greatest Ever: Fighter Planes (2005)


A 2005 documentary about the top ten legendary fighter planes of all time.


Ever since the movie Top Gun starring Tom Cruise, everybody knows, if they didn’t already, that flying a jet fighter “is better than sex”.

And listening to the experts in this episode of The Greatest Ever may well lead you to believe there is some truth in this. Roaring through the skies at over 2,000 km/h is certainly guaranteed to get anyone’s pulse racing.

But apart from providing the sheer thrill of flying extremely fast, these jets also have a deadly serious task. In battle situations they drop precision guided bombs on houses and fire laser rockets at other planes.

Command of the skies has always been the decisive factor in war.

Experts have put together ten legendary fighter planes in an all-time top ten – make up your own mind about which you would like to fly with.

Top Ten Planes

  • P-51 Mustang.
  • Supermarine Spitfire.
  • MIG-21.
  • F-18 Super Hornet.
  • Messerschmitt ME-109.
  • F-86 Sabre.
  • Fokker DR-1.
  • Mitsubishi Zero.
  • F-117 Stealth Fighter.
  • Harrier Jump Jet.

Production & Filming Details

  • Distributor(s): Discovery Channel.
  • Release Date: 2005.
  • Running Time: 60 minutes.
  • Country: US.
  • Language: English.

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