From SR-71 to the Warthog, that just about hits the extremes of the inventory. The
Mig-25 is the fastest fighter currently in service, in fact the Soviets made attemps a couple of times to shoot down the SR-71 with them, fortunately they had to fly such a rigid profile to attain the speed neccessary the SR was always able to evade. Unfortunately the USAF has no SR-71s in service. Clinton line-item vetoed the funding for the last 2 a couple of years ago, but NASA maintains one or two for research purposes (testing the Linear Areospike engines for example) I believe they do have some in longterm storage in case they are needed, but the sensor suites aren't as cutting edge as they used to be.
The F-22 is still officially in flight test, but it is getting closer to becoming operational. Here is a link to a recent article about some of the test milestones Air Force Homepage
There is also a lot of construction at Nellis with the F-22 name attached to it. If I remember right they anticipate the first squadron being operational in 2004, but that is probably a moving target.
Just for Gee-Wiz info, I got a look at Boeings traveling Joint Strike Fighter JSF Cockpit/Avionics simulator, and it is cosmic.
Just to keep things interesting, does anyone know what the primary mission of the Block 50 F-16CJ is? [img]smile.gif[/img]