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Why aren't there fighter aces that use rockets?

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There was a fighter jet in the past that could reach Mach 3+, the YF-12. It showed that it is not necessary to have such an ability. A rocket jet is not able to manage a dogfight, so it would be used as an anti-bomber aircraft. read more

The rockets were fired in a salvo that could contain as many 48 individual rockets at a time. All-in-all it was a complex, clumsy & expensive process. There were no conflicts that permitted rocket-firing fighter pilots an opportunity to become aces. read more

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