Lockheed Martin’s F-16 is the world’s most popular fighter jet, Source: Wikimedia Commons

Top 10 Most Popular Fighter Jet...
Lockheed Martin F-16 Falcon
The most
popular fighter
jet on the
planet,
Lockheed
Martin’s boast
a 15% global
market share ...
Boeing’s F-18 Hornet
Boeing’s F-18
Hornet, in its
many variations,
run a distant
second: 1,005
units in service.
That’s st...
Boeing F-15 Eagle
Add the 870
Boeing F-15s in
service around
the globe, to
its 1,005 F-18s
... and
Lockheed’s
F-16 would s...
Mikoyan MiG-29 Fulcrum
Despite a lowly
$29 million price
tag, Russia’s
MiG-29 comes
in a distant
fourth. Just 856
planes i...
Mikoyan MiG-21 Fishbed
Russia’s
MiG-21s are
beginning to
show their age.
But with 793 in
service, they
still retain a 5%
m...
Sukhoi Su-27 Flanker
Take the Su-27,
and its updated
variants the
Su-30 and
Su-35 – and
combined
they’re also at
5%, with ...
Northrop Grumman F-5 Tiger
An oldie but a
goodie, 521 old
Northrop F-5
Tigers are still
tooling around
– 3% of all
fighter...
Sukhoi Su-25 Frogfoot
Sukhoi’s Su-25
likewise boasts
a 3% share of
the world
fighter jet
market, with
487 planes in
existe...
Sukhoi Su-24 Fencer
Next up, the
Su-24 Fencer –
3% market
share, 473
planes in
existence.

Source: Wikimedia Commons
Boeing F-4 Phantom
Originally built
by McDonnellDouglas 55
years ago, 450
F-4 Phantoms
(and their
successors) are
still fl...
It just goes to show -- you can’t always put a
price on quality.
Production of Lockheed’s F-22 got cut short.
Its F-35 is ...
The Economist compares this disruptive invention to the steam engine and the
printing press. Business Insider says it's "t...
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  1. 1. Lockheed Martin’s F-16 is the world’s most popular fighter jet, Source: Wikimedia Commons Top 10 Most Popular Fighter Jets in the World
  2. 2. Lockheed Martin F-16 Falcon The most popular fighter jet on the planet, Lockheed Martin’s boast a 15% global market share – 2,309 planes total. Source: Wikimedia Commons
  3. 3. Boeing’s F-18 Hornet Boeing’s F-18 Hornet, in its many variations, run a distant second: 1,005 units in service. That’s still 6% of the global fighter jet market. Source: Wikimedia Commons
  4. 4. Boeing F-15 Eagle Add the 870 Boeing F-15s in service around the globe, to its 1,005 F-18s ... and Lockheed’s F-16 would still be the world’s favorite. Source: Wikimedia Commons
  5. 5. Mikoyan MiG-29 Fulcrum Despite a lowly $29 million price tag, Russia’s MiG-29 comes in a distant fourth. Just 856 planes in service – 5% of the global market. Source: Wikimedia Commons
  6. 6. Mikoyan MiG-21 Fishbed Russia’s MiG-21s are beginning to show their age. But with 793 in service, they still retain a 5% market share. Source: Wikimedia Commons
  7. 7. Sukhoi Su-27 Flanker Take the Su-27, and its updated variants the Su-30 and Su-35 – and combined they’re also at 5%, with 791 planes flying. Source: Wikimedia Commons
  8. 8. Northrop Grumman F-5 Tiger An oldie but a goodie, 521 old Northrop F-5 Tigers are still tooling around – 3% of all fighter jets in existence. Source: Wikimedia Commons
  9. 9. Sukhoi Su-25 Frogfoot Sukhoi’s Su-25 likewise boasts a 3% share of the world fighter jet market, with 487 planes in existence. Source: Wikimedia Commons
  10. 10. Sukhoi Su-24 Fencer Next up, the Su-24 Fencer – 3% market share, 473 planes in existence. Source: Wikimedia Commons
  11. 11. Boeing F-4 Phantom Originally built by McDonnellDouglas 55 years ago, 450 F-4 Phantoms (and their successors) are still flying today. Source: Wikimedia Commons
  12. 12. It just goes to show -- you can’t always put a price on quality. Production of Lockheed’s F-22 got cut short. Its F-35 is still only available for sale to a select group of international customers. Still, the verdict is clear, and militaries around the globe are voting with their pocketbooks for fighter jets from Lockheed Martin. As F-35 production ramps up, expect Lockheed to beat the competition ... regardless of price.
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