I don't post very much in this forum, but I've become more interested in military aviation and would love to learn more. I am aware the the US Navy and US Air Force fly fighter jets, F-14s, F-15s, F-16s and F-18s. I saw them at the Chicago Air Show back in August and was marveled by the maneuvers they were performing. Anyways I was hoping someone could clarify the differences between the jets.
Which jets does the Navy use and which do the AF use? Are they all fighter/bombers or do they each have special properties. Can they all fly at supersonic speeds? Where are they each stationed? Are they near the crisis zone in the Middle East, near Afghanistan and Iraq?
Do other airforces fly these jets or are they exclusive to the USAF and US Navy? Pretty much all the cool specs about these aircraft that I hear so much about would be appreciated.
Thanks so much and I know I'll learn a lot from the wealth of minds here.