Fastest aircraft, propeller-driven
Who
Tupolev Tu-95/142 'Bear'
What
925 kilometre(s) per hour
Where
USSR
When
The former Soviet Tu-95/142 (NATO code-name Bear) long-range bomber is the fastest propeller-driven aircraft in standard production form, with a maximum level speed of Mach 0.82 or 925 km/h (575 mph). First produced in the 1950s, it remains in service with several air forces. The Bear has four 11,033 kW (14,795 hp) engines, driving eight-blade contra-rotating propellers.