Military Aviation => Air Forces => Topic started by: AVIATOR on June 15, 2009, 01:25:05 AM

Title: Five generations of fighters
Post by: AVIATOR on June 15, 2009, 01:25:05 AM
What are the five generations of fighters?

Now there are two ways of looking at what they call the five generations of fighters.

1st Generation. First World War era.
2nd Generation. Between the wars.
3rd Generation. Second World War.
4th Generation. The jet age since the war.
5th Generation. Today.

Now the United States has lately coined the phrase 5th Generation fighter.
They mean Jet Fighter. So what are the five modern generations?

1] Dawn of the jet age.


2] Capable of supersonic speed in level flight.


3] Precision guided munitions

4]Stealth technology

5]Today's multi role fighter