Originally Posted by Stingray
Are those Talon T-38s armed? Just wondering since they also accompany the Space Shuttle during landings.
Not to my knowledge, I've never heard of one armed, and they're owned by NASA usually, not the USAF. It's based off the F-5, the T-38 is only used in training as a supersonic trainer (the first one actually). If there were an emergency the Air National Guard would have to be called.
And trust me those things are loud, especially in 4-ship formation.