McDonnell Douglas Phantom II - though I worked on some of the systems in the (spy bird). Proof that with enough power, even a brick will fly. (though I've been told that the hydraulic flight control system takes some getting used too)
The early generation planes had a very powerful set of motors that they later de-tuned a bit to make them more reliable. In their initial configuration the holds the distinction of the only jet to ever run down an at cruising speed/altitude.
Blackbird Cold War-Era Speed Demon, able to fly at Mach 3 speeds, provided many critical reconnaissance missions for the Air Force until the late when it was retired. The still holds numerous speed and altitude records.