This is coolbert:
Thanks to Mr. Robert Farley and The National Interest web site we have this article:
"Top Five Fighter Aircraft of All Time"
The listing of course subjective and open to interpretation and criticism. Ten experts giving their opinion would result in ten different listings, each to a certain extent valid?
From Mr. Farley himself: "this exercise depends entirely on decisions about the parameters. A different set of criteria of effectiveness would generate an entirely different list"
Devoted readers to the blog can peruse the article at their leisure, these subjective listings of what constitutes BEST always understood to be controversial, but never so totally so.
* The MiG-21 when 2/3 of fuel expended the aircraft becoming unconditionally unstable and hard to fly.
* Brown the famous RAF [Royal Air Force] test pilot from the era of the Second World War [WW2] rating the Me-262 as an elegant aircraft and a real pleasure to fly.