The Northrop T-38 Talon is the US Air Force's primary supersonic jet trainer. Development of the famous F-5 Tiger/Freedom Fighter lineage, which serves in a combat role in several workd air forces. Several fleets are still being updated with new avionics etc, rather than being replaced. Also used as chase aircraft for test projects, NASA missions, & dissimilar aggressor training as & when required.
A Talon flies in formation with the Spirit of South Carolina during a training mission over Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., Feb. The Spirit is a multirole bomber capable of delivering both conventional and nuclear munitions. • /r/pics