Why no jet fighters going over 2000 mph?

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    Why no jet fighters going over 2000 mph. I'd think with the advancement in engine technology that we could have such planes.
     
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    until you put human in one.
     
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    They'd overtake their own spent ordinance.
     
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    Engine crack at center of F-35 grounding...
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    Fighters could be back in the air in a fortnight: Pentagon
    Tue, Feb 26, 2013 - The Pentagon’s director of the F-35 program said yesterday the next-generation US fighter jet could be back in the air within two weeks after an engine crack forced the grounding of test flights.

     
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    We have planes that go that fast, but no weapon system that does. That means any armed plane would have to slow down to engage a target, which no fighter pilot I ever met thinks is a good idea.
     
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    What about the A-10?
     
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    Heh...Great answer.

    The opposite was the problem for the tail gun on the B-58.

    What happens to the rearward-fired bullets, when your aircraft is flying at or nearly at the muzzle velocity in the opposite direction?
     
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    Warthog pilots are insane.
     
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    A-10 drivers are the shit.
     
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    Both the SR 71 and the MIG 25 have exceeded MACH 3 and 2,000 mph. Of course no external weapons since this would create drag and slow the airframe down.
     

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