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F-15 Eagle
USAF F-15C over Washington, D.C
Role Air superiority fighter
Manufacturer McDonnell Douglas
Boeing IDS
First flight 27 July 1972
Introduction 9 January 1976
Status Active
Primary users United States Air Force
Japan Air Self-Defense Force
Royal Saudi Air Force
Israeli Air Force
Number built F-15A/B/C/D/J/DJ: 1,198[1]
Unit cost F-15A/B: US$27.9 million (1998)
F-15C/D: US$29.9 million (1998)[2]
Variants F-15E Strike Eagle
F-15SE Silent Eagle
F-15 S/MTD
.The McDonnell Douglas (now Boeing) F-15 Eagle is a twin-engine, all-weather tactical fighter designed to gain and maintain air superiority in aerial combat.^ The Boeing F-15 Eagle and the F-16 Falcon are both all-weather tactical fighters designed from the ground-up for air superiority, used my...
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^ Mission The F-15 Eagle is an all-weather, extremely maneuverable, tactical fighter designed to permit the Air Force to gain and maintain air supremacy over the battlefield.
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^ The F-15 Eagle is an all-weather, extremely maneuverable, tactical fighter designed to permit the Air Force to gain and maintain air supremacy over the battlefield.
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.It is considered among the most successful modern fighters with over 100 aerial combat victories.^ It is considered among the most successful modern fighters with o...

^ The F-15 is an all-weather tactical strike fighter designed to gain and maintain air superiority in aerial combat, although it is also capable of using air-to-ground weaponry.

^ F-15 Eagle Engaged: The world's most successful jet fighter (General Aviation) 4.9 out of 5 stars ( 12 ) .
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[3][4] .Following reviews of proposals, the United States Air Force selected McDonnell Douglas' design in 1967 to meet the service's need for a dedicated air superiority fighter.^ Air superiority fighter .

^ The Air Force announced the selection of McDonnell Douglas on December 23, 1969.
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^ See also: F-15E Strike Eagle The F-15 Eagle aircraft is a series of air superiority fighters , designed for the United States Air Force .
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The Eagle first flew in July 1972, and entered service in 1976. The F-15 is expected to be in service with the U.S. Air Force until 2025.[5]
.Since the 1970s, the Eagle has also been exported to Israel, Japan, and Saudi Arabia.^ It also serves with the air forces of Israel, Japan and Saudi Arabia.
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^ Exports have been made to Japan, Israel and Saudi Arabia.
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^ In service with the United States' Air Force, as well as Air Forces of Japan, Israel, and Saudi Arabia, the Eagle has seen service in the Bekaa Valley, Persian Gulf, and, more recently, the skies over the Balkans and Iraq.

Despite originally being envisaged as a pure air superiority aircraft, the design proved flexible enough that an all-weather strike derivative, the F-15E Strike Eagle, was later developed, and entered service in 1989.

Contents

Development

Origins

.Following studies in 1964-1965, the U.S. Air Force developed requirements for an air superiority fighter in October 1965. Then on 8 December 1965, the Air Force issued a request for proposals (RFP) for the new fighter.^ Air superiority fighter .

^ The Air Force completed and distributed its F-X study proposals to prospective bidders.

^ The Israeli Air Force possesses the following types of fighter aircraft: .

.The request called for both air-to-air and air-to-ground capabilities.^ The F-15C/D also has improvements to its air-ground capability.
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^ It carries both air-to-air and air-to-ground ordinance .
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^ The Boeing F-15 Eagle and the F-16 Falcon are both all-weather tactical fighters designed from the ground-up for air superiority, used my...
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.Eight companies responded with proposals.^ The Air Force received proposals for the F-X from eight companies.

.In the following study phase, four of these companies developed some 500 design concepts.^ The F-15 Hydraulic System incorporates some of the latest hydraulic design concepts from the standpoint of safety, survivability, and maintainability.
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^ Follow these basic rules to develop more economic and emotional stability.
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^ It was conceived in TAC's darkest hour, developed out of a revolutionary concept, designed without role compromise and created for its pilot above all.
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.Typical designs featured variable-sweep wings, weighed over 60,000 lb (27,200 kg), included a top speed of Mach 2.7 and a thrust-to-weight ratio of 0.75.[6] The designs were not accepted by the Air Force as they compromised fighter qualities for ground attack qualities.^ The Tomcat has a top speed of Mach 2.4.
  • The F-15 in Mail Call in History Channel 1 February 2010 7:49 UTC boards.history.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ This fighter was capable of speeds up to Mach 2.8.

^ The falcon has a top speed of about Mach 2.
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[7] Acceptance of the Energy-Maneuverability (E-M) theory by the Air Force led to a change in requirements for improved maneuverability by the spring 1967. The design mission weight was reduced to 40,000 lb (18,100 kg), top speed reduced to Mach 2.3-2.5 and thrust-to-weight ratio increased to 0.97.[6]
.In 1967 U.S. intelligence was surprised[8] to find that the Soviet Union was building a large fighter aircraft, the MiG-25 'Foxbat'.^ During the mid-1960s the U.S. Air Force intelligence was shocked to find that the Soviet Union was building a large fighter aircraft, known as the MiG-25 Foxbat , a predecessor to the MiG-31 Foxhound .
  • F-15 Eagle - Ace Combat Skies - Wiki 15 January 2010 0:00 UTC acecombatskies.com [Source type: Reference]

^ MiG-25 Foxbat .
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^ During the mid-1960s U.S. Air Force intelligence was surprised to find that the Soviet Union was building a large fighter aircraft, known as the MiG-25 'Foxbat'.
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[9] .It was not known in the West at the time that the MiG-25 was designed as a high-speed interceptor, not an air superiority fighter,[10] so its primary asset was speed, not maneuverability.^ Air superiority fighter .

^ Its primary mission is maintaining air superiority .

^ It was not known in the West at the time that the MiG-25 was designed as a high-speed interceptor, not an air superiority fighter; as such, its primary asset was speed, not maneuverability.
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.The MiG-25's huge tailplanes and vertical stabilizers (tail fins) hinted at a very maneuverable aircraft, which worried the Air Force that its performance might be better than its U.S. counterparts.^ The MiG-25's huge tailplanes and fins hinted at a very maneuverable aircraft, which worried the Air Force that its performance might be higher than its American counterparts.
  • F-15 Eagle - Ace Combat Skies - Wiki 15 January 2010 0:00 UTC acecombatskies.com [Source type: Reference]

^ Air Force aircraft tail markings .
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^ The MiG-25's huge tailplanes and vertical stabilizers (tail fins) hinted at a very maneuverable aircraft, which worried the Air Force that its performance might be higher than its American counterparts.
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.In reality, the MiG's large fins and stabilators were necessary to prevent the aircraft from encountering inertia coupling in high-speed, high-altitude flight.^ In reality, the MiG's large fins and stabilators were necessary to prevent the aircraft from encountering inertia coupling in high-speed, high-altitude flight.
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^ In reality, the MiG's large stabilizer and stabilators were necessary to prevent the aircraft from encountering inertia coupling in high-speed, high-altitude flight.
  • F-15 Eagle - Ace Combat Skies - Wiki 15 January 2010 0:00 UTC acecombatskies.com [Source type: Reference]

^ It can detect and track aircraft and small high-speed targets at distances beyond visual range (the maximum being 120 nautical miles (220 km) away) down to close range, and at altitudes down to treeto .
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.The F-4 Phantom II of the USAF and U.S. Navy was the only fighter with enough power, range, and maneuverability to be given the primary task of dealing with the threat of Soviet fighters while flying with visual engagement rules.^ It's also the only plane in the USAF that's not fly by wire.
  • DailyTech - Boeing Unveils F-15 "Silent Eagle" Details 1 February 2010 7:49 UTC www.dailytech.com [Source type: General]

^ The F-4 Phantom II of the USAF and U.S. Navy was the only fighter with enough power, range, and maneuverability to be given the primary task of dealing with the threat of Soviet fighters while flying with visual engagement rules.
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^ From the first clashes between Allied piston-engine fighters and German jets in 1944 to the beyond-visual-range engagements of the 1991 Gulf War, Fighter Combat gives and inside look at how jet fighters and their weapons have improved.
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[9] .As a matter of policy, the Phantoms could not engage targets without positive visual identification, so they could not engage targets at long ranges, as designed.^ As a matter of policy, the Phantoms could not engage targets without positive visual identification, so they could not engage targets at long ranges, as designed.
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^ It can detect and track aircraft and small high-speed targets at distances beyond visual range down to close range, and at altitudes down to treetop level.

^ The F-15SE is a new configuration from the stables of the well known F-15E Strike Eagle, a 1980s American all-weather strike fighter, designed for long-range action against targets deep behind enemy lines.
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.Medium-range AIM-7 Sparrow missiles, and to a lesser degree even the AIM-9 Sidewinder, were often unreliable and ineffective at close ranges where it was found that guns were often the only effective weapon.^ It carries the Sidewinder I, and sparrow missiles.
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^ Normal missile armament is four AIM-7 Sparrows plus four AIM-9 Sidewinder missiles.
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^ This is the U.S's only long range missile.
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[11] .The Phantom did not originally have a gun, but experience in Vietnam led to the addition of a gun.^ Experience in Vietnam showed this not to be the case and led to the addition of a gun.
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^ The Phantom did not originally have a gun, as it was intended that only missiles would be used to engage slowly moving and maneuvering Warsaw Pact bombers and fighters at longer ranges.
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An external gun pod was tried and later the M61 Vulcan was integrated internally on the F-4E.

F-X program

.There was a clear need for a new fighter that overcame the close-range limitation of the Phantom while retaining long-range air superiority.^ What we now need they said "is a true air superiority fighter."
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^ Air superiority fighter .

^ There was a clear need for a new fighter that overcame the close-range limitation of the Phantom while retaining long-range air superiority.
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.After rejecting the U.S. Navy VFX program (which led to the F-14 Tomcat) as being unsuited to its needs, the U.S. Air Force issued its own requirements for the Fighter Experimental (F-X), a specification for a relatively lightweight air superiority fighter.^ The FX program (Fighter eXperimental) was the result.
  • Development of the F-15 - Jet Fighter School by Richard G. Sheffield 1 February 2010 7:49 UTC www.flightsimbooks.com [Source type: Reference]

^ What we now need they said "is a true air superiority fighter."
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^ Air superiority fighter .

[12] .The requirements called for single-seat fighter having a maximum take-off weight of 40,000 lb (18,100 kg) for the air-to-air role with a maximum speed of Mach 2.5 and a thrust to weight ratio of nearly 1 at mission weight.^ All it takes is a positive thrust to weight ratio.
  • DailyTech - USAF's F-15 Woes Continue to Unfold 1 February 2010 7:49 UTC www.dailytech.com [Source type: General]

^ Maximum Take-off Weight: .
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^ This fighter was capable of speeds up to Mach 2.8.

[13] .Four companies submitted proposals, with the Air Force eliminating General Dynamics and awarded contracts to Fairchild Republic, North American Rockwell, and McDonnell Douglas for the definition phase in December 1968. The companies submitted technical proposals by June 1969. The Air Force announced the selection of McDonnell Douglas on 23 December 1969.[14] The winning design resembled the twin-tailed F-14, but with fixed wings.^ The companies submitted technical proposals by June 1969.
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^ By December 1968 the field had been narrowed to Mc-Donnell Douglas Aircraft Company, Fairchild Hiller, and North American.
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^ Air Force aircraft tail markings .
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.It would not be significantly lighter or smaller than the F-4 that it would replace.^ It would not be significantly lighter or smaller than the F-4 that it would replace.
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^ The F-22 Raptor, a stealth aircraft intended to replace the F-15, is being fielded but in smaller numbers than initially planned.
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^ I would have expected the GAU-8A would require significantly more space than the M61 however.

F-15A cockpit
.The Eagle's initial versions were designated F-15A for the single-seat configuration and F-15B (originally TF-15A, but this designation was quickly dropped, as the F-15B is fully combat-capable) for the twin-seat.^ F-15 B :Two-seat training version, formerly designated TF-15A .

^ Designation originally given to the F-15F single-seat and two-seat aircraft .
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^ The Eagle has been produced in single-seat and two-seat versions.
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.These versions would be powered by new Pratt & Whitney F100 engines to achieve a combat thrust-to-weight ratio in excess of 1 to 1. A proposed 25 mm Ford-Philco GAU-7 cannon with caseless ammunition was dropped in favor of the standard M61 Vulcan gun due to development problems.^ These versions would be powered by new Pratt & Whitney F100 engines to achieve a combat thrust-to-weight ratio in excess of 1 to 1.
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^ It's not like we would be causing any new problems.
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^ A proposed 25 mm Ford-Philco GAU-7 cannon with caseless ammunition was dropped in favor of the standard M61 Vulcan gun due to development problems.
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.The F-15 retained conformal carriage of four Sparrow missiles like the Phantom.^ The F-15 retained conformal carriage of four Sparrow missiles like the Phantom.
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  • F-15 Eagle - Ace Combat Skies - Wiki 15 January 2010 0:00 UTC acecombatskies.com [Source type: Reference]

^ Provision for four AIM-7F/M Sparrow or four AIM-120 AMRAAM missiles on hardpoints attached to the lower outer edges of the air intake trunks, two on each side.
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^ The bomb racks can be installed on the underwing pylons and still the F-15 can be equipped with the normal carriage of Sidewinder missiles.
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.The fixed wing was put onto a flat, wide fuselage that also provided an effective lifting surface.^ The fixed wing was put onto a flat, wide fuselage that also provided an effective lifting surface.
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^ Landing gear may be fixed, as in some general-aviation airplanes, or retractable, usually into the fuselage or wings, as in more-sophisticated airplanes in general and commercial aviation.
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^ These allow the entire fuselage to become a large lifting surface, which contributes greatly to the excellent slow speed performance of this model.
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.Some questioned if the zoom performance of the F-15 with Sparrow missiles was enough to deal with the new threat of the high-flying MiG-25 "Foxbat", but its capability was eventually demonstrated in combat.^ MiG-25 Foxbat .
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^ One of them was the Mikoyan MIG-25 Foxbat.

^ Some questioned if the zoom performance of the F-15 with Sparrow missiles was enough to deal with the new threat of the high-flying MiG-25 "Foxbat", but its capability was eventually demonstrated in combat.
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McDonnell Douglas F-15A (S/N 71-0280) first flight.
The first F-15A flight was made in July 1972 with the first flight of the two-seat F-15B (formerly TF-15A) following in July 1973.[15]
.The F-15 has a "look-down/shoot-down" radar that can distinguish low-flying moving targets from ground clutter.^ F-15 Eagle - strafe ground target #2.
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^ Look down, shoot down .
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^ Raytheon APG-70 look-down / shoot-down radar.
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.The F-15 would use computer technology with new controls and displays to lower pilot workload and require only one pilot to save weight.^ The F-15 would use computer technology with new controls and displays to lower pilot workload and require only one pilot to save weight.
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.Unlike the F-14 or F-4, the F-15 has only a single canopy frame with clear vision forward.^ The canopy itself is a single transparency with only one transverse frame.
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^ Unlike the F-14 or F-4, the F-15 has only a single canopy frame with clear vision forward.
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^ The only similarity between the AF and Navy programs was that the F-16 & F-18 were purposed with augmenting there more expensive counter parts the F-15 and F-14.
  • DailyTech - Boeing Unveils F-15 "Silent Eagle" Details 1 February 2010 7:49 UTC www.dailytech.com [Source type: General]

The USAF introduced the F-15 as "the first dedicated USAF air superiority fighter since the F-86 Sabre."[16]
.The F-15 would be favored by customers such as the Israel Air Force and Japan Air Self-Defense Force.^ The F-15 Eagle is an all-weather, extremely maneuverable, tactical fighter designed to permit the Air Force to gain and maintain air supremacy over the battlefield.
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^ Other F-15 users, notably Japan and Israel, followed suit.

^ F-15s were delivered to the U.S. Air Force between 1974 and 1994; they have also been sold to U.S. allies in the Middle East and have been assembled under contract in Japan.
  • F-15 (aircraft) -- Britannica Online Encyclopedia 1 February 2010 7:49 UTC www.britannica.com [Source type: Reference]

.However, criticism from the fighter mafia that the F-15 was too large to be a dedicated dogfighter, and too expensive to procure in large numbers, led to the Lightweight Fighter (LWF) program, which led to the USAF F-16 Fighting Falcon and the middle-weight Navy F/A-18 Hornet.^ Each Navy F-18 Hornet Blue Blasters fighter model wood...
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^ Along with the F-16 Fighting Falcon, the F-15 will be the principal USAF fighter aircraft into the 21st century.

^ However, criticism from the fighter mafia that the F-15 was too large to be a dedicated dogfighter, and too expensive to procure in large numbers to replace the F-4 and A-7, led to the Lightweight Fighter (LWF) program, which led to the USAF F-16 Fighting Falcon and the middle-weight Navy F/A-18 Hornet.
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[17]

Further development

USAF F-15C taxiing for takeoff.
.The single-seat F-15C and two-seat F-15D models entered production in 1978 with the models' first flights in February and June of that year.^ F-15C Maiden flight: February 1979.

^ The single seat A and C models, the two seat B and D models, and the formidable F-15E Strike Eagle .

^ The F-15C and its two-seat brother, the F-15D, entered production in 1979 replacing the A/B after 383/60 deliveries.
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[18] .These new models have Production Eagle Package (PEP 2000) improvements, including 2,000 lb (900 kg) of additional internal fuel, provision for carrying exterior conformal fuel tanks and increased maximum takeoff weight of up to 68,000 lb (30,700 kg).^ The internal fuel capacity was increased to 13,455 Ib under the MDC PEP-2000 (Production Eagle Package) program and provisions were made for fitting FAST pack conformal fuel tanks.
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^ It can carry a maximum load of 20 tons (44,000 lbs.
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^ Internal fuel: 5.952 Kg.
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[19] .The additional takeoff weight allows internal fuel, a full weapons load, conformal fuel tanks, and three external fuel tanks to be carried.^ In addition three 610 gallon drop tanks can be carried.

^ The internal carriage conformal fuel tanks (CFTs) can be quickly replaced by the large payload external carriage CFTs which are optimised for increased weapons load.
  • F-15E 'Strike' Eagle Long-Range Interdiction Fighter - Air Force Technology 1 February 2010 7:49 UTC www.airforce-technology.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Conformal fuel tanks are always carried by Strike Eagles.
  • [1.0] F-15 Origins & Variants 1 February 2010 7:49 UTC www.faqs.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Other improvement on the C and D models included strengthened landing gear, radar improvements, and a new digital central computer.^ Survivability improvements include a BAES Digital Electronic Warfare System (DEWS) working in concert with the Raytheon Advanced Electronic Scanning Array (AESA) radar.
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^ A number of F-15A/Bs were provided with a subset of the MSIP II upgrades including such items as the stronger landing gear of the F-15C/D, F100-PW-220E engines, and improved Raytheon AN/APG-63(V)1 radar.

^ An inertial navigation system uses a laser gyro to continuously monitor the aircraft's position and provide information to the central computer and other systems, including a digital moving map in both cockpits.
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[20] .An overload warning system was also added, which allows the pilot to fly the fighter to 9 g at all weights.^ The plane features a sophisticated heads up guidance and weapon systems that lets a pilot see all of the controls without having to look down at the physical controls.
  • F-15_Eagle 1 February 2010 7:49 UTC woodandmodels.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The HUD provides mission data projected in front of the pilot while HOTAS allows the pilot to control all aspects of the aircraft without ever looking down.
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^ All of the technology in the world cannot substitute for the primary purpose of a fighter pilot: Place steel on the target.
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[18]
.The F-15 Multistage Improvement Program (MSIP) was initiated in February 1983 with the first production MSIP F-15C produced in 1985. Improvements included an upgraded central computer; a Programmable Armament Control Set, allowing for advanced versions of the AIM-7, AIM-9, and AIM-120A missiles; and an expanded Tactical Electronic Warfare System that provides improvements to the ALR-56C radar warning receiver and ALQ-135 countermeasure set.^ The electronic warfare package the F-15 uses is called the Electronic Warfare System.

^ The F-15's electronic warfare system provides both threat warning and automatic countermeasures against selected threats.
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^ The F-15E Strike Eagle’s tactical electronic warfare system [TEWS] is an integrated countermeasures system.
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.The final 43 F-15Cs included the enhanced-capability Hughes APG-70 radar, which was developed for the F-15E. The earlier MSIP F-15Cs with the APG-63 were later upgraded to the APG-63(V)1, which significantly improves reliability and maintainability while providing performance similar to the APG-70. The improvements were retrofitted to existing F-15s.^ Hughes APG-63 coherent pulse-Doppler radar.

^ D: The large APG-63 radar has been replaced in the F-15C by the improved APG-70.
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^ The AN/APG-63 radar was one of these.
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[21]
In 1979, McDonnell Douglas and F-15 radar manufacturer, Hughes, teamed to privately develop a strike version of the F-15. This version competed in the Air Force's Dual-Role Fighter competition starting in 1982. The F-15E strike variant was selected for production in 1984.[22]
.Beginning in 1985, F-15C and D models were equipped with the improved P&W F100-220 engine.^ Later F-15C/D models also received more powerful F100-220 engines plus the faster APG-70 radar with better resolution and greater memory when compared to the earlier APG-63.
  • Aerospaceweb.org | Aircraft Museum - F-15 Eagle 1 February 2010 7:49 UTC www.aerospaceweb.org [Source type: Reference]

^ Pratt & Whitney F100-PW-220 engines with 10,637 kg.

^ Power plant: Two Pratt & Whitney F100-PW-220 or 229 turbofan engines with afterburners .

.It added a digital engine control to allow for quicker throttle response, less wear, and reduced fuel burn.^ The plane has Digital Flight Control System—which reduces its weight and improves reliability—, anti-radar coating, and redesigned conformal fuel tanks that can hold the weapons inside, from air-to-air missiles to air-to-ground weapons.
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^ This machine was heavily used in trials of improved engines and digital engine control systems.
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^ For example, with a digital electronic engine control system, F-15E pilots can accelerate from idle power to maximum afterburner in less than four seconds, a 40 percent improvement over the previous engine control system.
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The original F100-100 engines were upgraded to a similar configuration with the designation F100-200E starting in 1997 and were ongoing as of 2007.[23]
.Recent upgrades include retrofiting 178 F-15C fighters with the AN/APG-63(V)3 Active Electronically Scanned Array (AESA) radar with delivery beginning in early 2009.[24] Additionally, the Air Force also plans to upgrade other F-15s with the Joint Helmet Mounted Cueing System (JHMCS).^ USAF F-15s are scheduled to receive the joint helmet-mounted cueing system (JHMCS) developed by Vision Systems International.
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^ The air force initially planned to purchase 392 F-15s.
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^ D: The large APG-63 radar has been replaced in the F-15C by the improved APG-70.
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[25]

Design

F-15C executing a maximum performance takeoff.
.The F-15 has an all-metal semi-monocoque fuselage with a large cantilever shoulder-mounted wing.^ The F-15 Eagle is a large, two engine aircraft with shoulder-mounted fixed wings.

^ All the grilles appearing on the upper fuselage of the real F-15 are faithfully reproduced in a threedimensional way.
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^ It was an all-metal, low-wing monoplane, with retractable landing gear, an insulated cabin, and room for ten passengers.
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.The empennage is all-metal twin fins and rudders with all-moving composite horizontal tail surfaces outboard of the fins.^ All-moving tailplanes are mounted on the fuselage outboard of the engines; the outer leading edge of each tailplane extends forward in a dogtooth.

^ The problem was solved by redesigning the horizontal-tail geometry to control the aerodynamic center and mass balancing of the tail surface.
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^ It has two wings that generate lift , it has rear vertical and horizontal stabilizers and rudders that balance and steer the plane, and it has twin turbofan jet engines at the rear of the plane that generate thrust.

.The F-15 has a spine-mounted air brake and retractable tricycle landing gear.^ During the landing, the F-15's antiskid brake system failed, and the pilot did not notice it until it was too late to attempt to use any of the aircraft's alternate or emergency braking systems.
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^ High stress areas such as firewalls, motor boxes, wing mounts, landing gear mounts, etc., are areas of high concern.
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^ F-15 Eagle lands with the speed brake up .

.It is powered by two Pratt & Whitney F100 axial-flow turbofan engines with afterburners mounted side-by-side in the fuselage.^ The F-15 gets its thrust from two Pratt and Whitney F100-PW-100 turbofans with afterburners.

^ (F-15A) two Pratt & Whitney F100-100 afterburning turbofans (F-15C) two Pratt & Whitney F100-220 afterburning turbofans .
  • Aerospaceweb.org | Aircraft Museum - F-15 Eagle 1 February 2010 7:49 UTC www.aerospaceweb.org [Source type: Reference]

^ Pratt & Whitney F100-220 afterburning turbofans or two Pratt & Whitney F100-229 afterburning turbofans or two General Electric F110-129 afterburning turbofans .
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.The cockpit is mounted high in the forward fuselage with a one-piece windscreen and large canopy to increase visibility.^ Located on the centerline and in line with the wing root's leading edge is a large single-piece air brake hinged on its forward edge; it is made of composite materials.

^ All-moving tailplanes are mounted on the fuselage outboard of the engines; the outer leading edge of each tailplane extends forward in a dogtooth.

^ Both cockpits are dominated by two large multi-function displays and the pilot can also utilize a helmet-mounted sight.
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.The F-15's maneuverability is derived from low wing loading (weight to wing area ratio) with a high thrust-to-weight ratio enabling the aircraft to turn tightly without losing airspeed.^ Low wing-loading (the ratio of aircraft weight to its wing area) is a vital factor in manoeuvrability and, combined with the high thrust-to-weight ratio, enables the aircraft to turn tightly without losing airspeed.

^ Background The F-15's superior maneuverability and acceleration are achieved through its high engine thrust-to-weight ratio and low-wing loading.
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^ This low weight on the wings is what gives the F-15 its maneuverability.

.The F-15 can climb to 30,000 ft (10,000 m) in around 60 seconds.^ The F-15 has been around for over 30 years.

^ FG 10, FT 7-19, F 15.
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^ The F-15 can climb to 30,000 feet (10,000 m) in around 60 seconds.
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.The thrust output of the dual engines is greater than the aircraft's weight, thus giving it the ability to accelerate in a vertical climb.^ It was the first U.S. operational aircraft whose engines' thrust exceeded the plane's loaded weight, permitting it to accelerate even while in vertical climb.
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^ Since its thrust is greater than its weight, the F-15 is able to accelerate straight up.
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^ The thrust output of the dual engines is greater than the aircraft?s weight, thus giving it the ability to accelerate in a vertical climb.
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.The weapons and flight control systems are designed so that one person can safely and effectively perform air-to-air combat.^ The weapons and flight control systems are designed so one person can safely and effectively perform air-to-air combat.

^ Its weapons and flight control systems are designed so one person can safely and effectively perform air-to-air combat.
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^ The F-15 has a dual flight control system.

[12] .The A and C-models are single-seat variants that make up the bulk of F-15 production.^ The different F-15 models that have been developed over the years can be divided into two groups: the single seaters, and the tandem seaters, which were intended for training purposes but retain their operational readiness.
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^ For those who want a power up, note the 480 option for 4s power systems that will make this model a stunning performer and real attention getter.
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^ The F-15 needs all three tanks /full/ to make anything like a 'clean up, ramp up, sprint up' intercept on _subsonic_ threats.
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.B and D-models add a second seat behind the pilot for training.^ In the fighter-bomber version, known as the Strike Eagle, a weapons officer seated behind the pilot controls the delivery of a number of guided missiles and bombs.
  • F-15 (aircraft) -- Britannica Online Encyclopedia 1 February 2010 7:49 UTC www.britannica.com [Source type: Reference]

^ The primary purpose of the F-15B is aircrew training, with an instructor pilot occupying the rear seat while an upgrading pilot mans the front seat controls.
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^ The F-15B is the two-seat training version of the F-15A, appart from the second seat and some minor internal changes the A and B versions have the same performance characteristics.

.E-models use the second seat for a bombardier/navigator.^ The F-15A and its two-seat F-15B derivative have been superceded in production by the C/D models, but are still effectively used by the USAF for air defence, and by Israel's Heyl Ha'Avir.
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.A multi-mission avionics system includes a head-up display (HUD), advanced radar, inertial guidance system (INS), flight instruments, ultra high frequency (UHF) communications, and Tactical Air Navigation (TACAN) and Instrument Landing System (ILS) receivers.^ A multimission avionics system includes a head-up display, advanced radar, inertial navigation system, flight instruments, ultrahigh frequency communications, tactical navigation system and instrument landing system.

^ A multimission avionics system includes a Head-Up Display, advanced radar, inertial navigation system, flight instruments, ultra high frequency communications, tactical navigation system and Instrument Landing System.

^ A multimission avionics system includes a head-up display, advanced radar, inertial navigation system, flight instruments, ultra high frequency communications, tactical navigation system and Instrument Landing System .

.It also has an internally mounted, tactical electronic-warfare system, identification, friend or foe (IFF) system, electronic countermeasures suite and a central digital computer.^ "The F-15E is equipped with an integrated internal electronic warfare suite."
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^ It also has an internally mounted, tactical electronic-warfare system, " identification friend or foe " system, electronic countermeasures set and a central digital computer.

^ The F-15E Strike Eagle’s tactical electronic warfare system [TEWS] is an integrated countermeasures system.
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A wing over maneuver displays the clean lines and high-wing design of an F-15E from Elmendorf AFB, AK.
.The heads-up display projects, through a combiner, all essential flight information gathered by the integrated avionics system.^ The pilot's head-up display projects on the windscreen all essential flight information gathered by the integrated avionics system.
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^ The head-up display projects through a combiner, all essential flight information gathered by the integrated avionics system.
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^ The head-up display projects on the windscreen all essential flight information gathered by the integrated avionics system.
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.This display, visible in any light condition, provides the pilot information necessary to track and destroy an enemy aircraft without having to look down at cockpit instruments.^ This display, visible in any light condition, provides information necessary to track and destroy an enemy aircraft without having to look down at cockpit instruments.
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^ This display, visible in any light condition, provides the pilot information necessary to track and destroy an enemy aircraft without having to look down at cockpit instruments.
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^ It can detect and track aircraft and small high-speed targets at distances beyond visual range down to close range, and at altitudes down to treetop level.
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[27]
.The F-15's versatile APG-63/70 pulse-Doppler radar system can look up at high-flying targets and down at low-flying targets without being confused by ground clutter.^ Hughes APG-63 coherent pulse-Doppler radar.

^ F-15C/D MSIP Raytheon APG-70 look-down / shoot-down radar.

^ The AN/APG-63 radar was one of these.
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.It can detect and track aircraft and small high-speed targets at distances beyond visual range (the maximum being 120 nautical miles (220 km) away) down to close range, and at altitudes down to treetop level.^ It can detect and track aircraft and small high-speed targets at distances beyond visual range down to close range, and at altitudes down to treetop level.
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^ It can detect and track aircraft and small high-speed targets at distances beyond visual range down to close range, and at altitudes down to tree-top level.
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^ For low-altitude, high-speed penetration and precision attack on tactical targets at night or in adverse weather, the F-15E carries a high-resolution APG-70 radar and low-altitude navigation and targeting infrared for night pods.

.The radar feeds target information into the central computer for effective weapons delivery.^ The radar feeds target information into the central computer for effective weapons delivery.
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^ The WSO can access information from the radar, electronic warfare or infrared sensors, and monitor aircraft or weapons status and possible threats.
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^ Before firing the missile, the F-15 computer transmits radar information specifying the intended target, and the missile's radar unit locks on.

.The capability of locking onto targets as far as 50 nautical miles (90 km) with an AIM-120 AMRAAM missile enables true beyond visual range (BVR) engagement of targets.^ It can detect and track aircraft and small high-speed targets at distances beyond visual range down to close range, and at altitudes down to treetop level.
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^ From the first clashes between Allied piston-engine fighters and German jets in 1944 to the beyond-visual-range engagements of the 1991 Gulf War, Fighter Combat gives and inside look at how jet fighters and their weapons have improved.
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^ The same year, it became the first fighter wing to bring the AIM-20 AMRAAM (Advance Medium Range Air-to-Air Missile) into full combat capable service.
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.For close-in dogfights, the radar automatically acquires enemy aircraft, and this information is projected on the head-up display.^ For close-in dogfights, the radar automatically acquires enemy aircraft, and this information is projected on the head-up display.
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^ For close-in dog fights, the radar automatically acquires enemy aircraft, and this information is projected on the head-up display.
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^ IFF Interrogator (for Soviet frequencies to allow its users to lock onto an enemy aircraft and fire radar guided missiles at it); manufactured by Magnavox ; used in F-4J .

.The F-15's electronic warfare system provides both threat warning and automatic countermeasures against selected threats.^ The electronic warfare package the F-15 uses is called the Electronic Warfare System.

^ The F-15's electronic warfare system provides both threat warning and automatic countermeasures against selected threats.
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^ Survivability improvements include a BAES Digital Electronic Warfare System (DEWS) working in concert with the Raytheon Advanced Electronic Scanning Array (AESA) radar.
  • Boeing Reveals F-15 Silent Eagle With More Stealth Ability For Flying The Unfriendly Skies - Boeing F-15 Silent Eagle - Jalopnik 1 February 2010 7:49 UTC jalopnik.com [Source type: General]
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[28]
F-15E with speed brake deployed and conformal tanks fitted.
.A variety of air-to-air weaponry can be carried by the F-15. An automated weapon system enables the pilot to perform aerial combat safely and effectively, using the head-up display and the avionics and weapons controls located on the engine throttles or control stick.^ The weapons and flight control systems are designed so one person can safely and effectively perform air-to-air combat.
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^ The controls are designed with the hands-on throttle and stick ( HOTAS ) system.

^ Its weapons and flight control systems are designed so one person can safely and effectively perform air-to-air combat.
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.When the pilot changes from one weapon system to another, visual guidance for the required weapon automatically appears on the head-up display.^ When the pilot changes from one weapon system to another, visual guidance for the required weapon automatically appears on the head-up display.
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^ It seats two (pilot and weapon systems officer), carries a heavy payload, and is designed to penetrate deep into enemy territory at low altitudes.
  • Amazon.com: Jane's Combat Simulations: F-15: PC: Video Games 1 February 2010 7:49 UTC www.amazon.com [Source type: General]

^ Weapons : One 20-mm M61A1 Vulcan cannon ; up to four AIM-9 Sidewinder missiles; up to four AIM-120 AMRAAM missiles; pylons for up to 1,500 lb.
  • F-15 Eagle@Everything2.com 15 January 2010 0:00 UTC www.everything2.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[29]
.The Eagle can be armed with combinations of four different air-to-air weapons: AIM-7F/M Sparrow missiles or AIM-120 AMRAAM advanced medium range air-to-air missiles on its lower fuselage corners, AIM-9L/M Sidewinder or AIM-120 missiles on two pylons under the wings, and an internal M61A1 20 mm Gatling gun in the right wing root.^ It also can be armed with AIM-7F/M Sparrows, AIM-9M Sidewinders and AIM-120 advanced medium range air-to-air missiles (AMRAAM) for the air-to-air role.
  • combatindex.com: F-15 Eagle / F-15E Strike Eagle 1 February 2010 7:49 UTC www.combatindex.com [Source type: Reference]

^ It carries the Sidewinder I, and sparrow missiles.
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^ F-15 Eagle aircrafts fire AIM-7 Sparrow missiles at a tactical ...
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[30]
.Low-drag conformal fuel tanks (CFTs) were developed for the F-15C and D models.^ These packs are now referred to as Conformal Fuel Tanks (CFT).

^ Conformal fuel tanks (CFT) on the sides of the intakes.
  • F-15 1 February 2010 7:49 UTC www.zap16.com [Source type: General]

^ Low-drag, conformal fuel tanks were especially developed for the F-15C and D models.
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.They can be attached to the sides of the engine air intake trunks under each wing and are designed to the same load factors and airspeed limits as the basic aircraft.^ Conformal fuel tanks can be attached to the sides of the engine air intake trunks under each wing and are designed to the same load factors and airspeed limits as the basic aircraft.
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^ Four AIM-7M Sparrow semi-active radar homing missiles carried on attachment points on the lower outer edges of the air intake boxes, two each side - or four AIM-120 AMRAAM on MSIP aircraft.

^ The low wing loading and twin ducted fans allow superior maneuverability and acceleration to perform basic aerobatics.
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[30] .However, they degrade performance by increasing drag and cannot be jettisoned in-flight (unlike conventional external tanks).^ The internal carriage conformal fuel tanks (CFTs) can be quickly replaced by the large payload external carriage CFTs which are optimised for increased weapons load.
  • F-15E 'Strike' Eagle Long-Range Interdiction Fighter - Air Force Technology 1 February 2010 7:49 UTC www.airforce-technology.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The tanks hold weapons on short pylons rather than conventional weapon racks, reducing drag and further extending the range of the Strike Eagle.
  • combatindex.com: F-15 Eagle / F-15E Strike Eagle 1 February 2010 7:49 UTC www.combatindex.com [Source type: Reference]

^ The weight and drag of the CFTs (even when empty) degrades aircraft performance when compared to external fuel tanks, which can be jettisoned when needed (CFTs are not jettisonable and can only be downloaded by maintenance crews).
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.Each conformal fuel tank can hold 750 U.S. gallons (2,840 L) of fuel.^ Conformal fuel tanks (CFTs).
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^ The internal carriage conformal fuel tanks (CFTs) can be quickly replaced by the large payload external carriage CFTs which are optimised for increased weapons load.
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^ These packs are now referred to as Conformal Fuel Tanks (CFT).

[31] .These tanks increase range thus reducing the need for in-flight refueling.^ These tanks reduce the need for in-flight refueling on global missions and increase time in the combat area.
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^ The tanks hold weapons on short pylons rather than conventional weapon racks, reducing drag and further extending the range of the Strike Eagle.
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^ There has been talk of conformal tanks on the Super Hornet, both to increase its range and make it more stealthy.
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.All external stations for munitions remain available with the tanks in use.^ All external stations for munitions remain available with the tanks in use.
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^ The standard, external weapons load used on current versions of the F-15 is available with the traditional CFTs installed.
  • DailyTech - Boeing Unveils F-15 "Silent Eagle" Details 1 February 2010 7:49 UTC www.dailytech.com [Source type: General]

^ In the case of the F-15E, CFTs allow air-to-ground munitions to be loaded on stations which would otherwise carry external fuel tanks.
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.Moreover, Sparrow or AMRAAM missiles can be attached to the corners of the conformal fuel tanks.^ AIM-7F/M Sparrow missiles, moreover, can be attached to the corners of the conformal fuel tanks.
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^ Conformal fuel tanks (CFTs).
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^ AIM-7F/M Sparrow and AIM-120 missiles, moreover, can be attached to the corners of the conformal fuel tanks.
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[19] .The 57 FIS based at Keflavik NAS, Iceland was the only C-model squadron to utilize CFTs on a regular basis due to its extended operations over the North Atlantic.^ F-15C 80-0038 from the 57th FIS at Keflavik, Iceland, seen at Boscombe Down in 1992.

^ TFW CO Alaska, 80-048 57 FIS Iceland, 57 FWW Nellis .
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^ CO 32 FS Soesterburg, 80-0046 or 80-0035 57 FIS Iceland .
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With the closure of the 57 FIS the F-15E is the only U.S. variant to carry them on a routine basis. .The American CFTs were also provided to Israel and Saudi Arabia but only Israel uses them (as needed) on their entire fleet.^ The best part of this control system is that it allows the use of flaps to not only improve takeoff and landing performance, but also improve maneuverability when mixed with the elevator to provide maneuvering flaps.
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^ I never said we had bases in Israel, I said we had bases in holy land, which is meant to imply SAUDI ARABIA. So the Taliban didn't get weapons from us second-hand?
  • DailyTech - USAF's F-15 Woes Continue to Unfold 1 February 2010 7:49 UTC www.dailytech.com [Source type: General]

^ There are four foreign F-15 users: Israel, Japan, Saudi Arabia, and (in the near future) South Korea.
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M61 Vulcan mounted on the side of right engine intake.
.The F-15E Strike Eagle is a two-seat, dual-role, totally integrated fighter for all-weather, air-to-air and deep interdiction missions.^ First flight of dual-role F-15E. .

^ The F-15I, like the US Air Force's F-15E Strike Eagle, is a dual-role fighter that combines long-range interdiction with the Eagle's air superiority capabilities.
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^ The F-15E Strike Eagle derivative is an all-weather strike fighter that entered service in 1989.
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.The rear cockpit is upgraded to include four multi-purpose CRT displays for aircraft systems and weapons management.^ The rear cockpit is upgraded to include four multi-purpose CRT displays for aircraft systems and weapons management.

^ The front and rear cockpits have been upgraded with multi-purpose cathode ray tube displays for improved navigation, weapons delivery, and systems operations.
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^ A joint helmet-mounted cueing system (JHMCS) has a projected display on the pilot's visor through which he will be able to aim the aircraft's weapons and sensors simply by looking at the target.
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.The digital, triple-redundant Lear Siegler flight control system permits coupled automatic terrain following, enhanced by a ring-laser gyro inertial navigation system.^ The digital, triple-redundant Lear Siegler flight control system permits coupled automatic terrain following, enhanced by a ring-laser gyro inertial navigation system.

^ Its electronic systems and weaponry could detect, track, and attack enemy aircraft while the flight control systems can allow one person to effectively perform air-to-air combat.
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^ Other avionics include a Litton AN/ ASN-109 Inertial Navigation System (INS), AN/AWG-20 fire control system, and a central digital computer.

[32] .For low-altitude, high-speed penetration and precision attack on tactical targets at night or in adverse weather, the F-15E carries a high-resolution APG-70 radar and LANTIRN pods to provide thermal imagery.^ The Strike Eagle carries an advanced APG-70 radar, as well as a LANTIRN (low altitude navigation and targeting infrared for night) system.
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^ For low-altitude, high-speed penetration and precision attack on tactical targets at night or in adverse weather, the F-15E carries a high-resolution APG-70 radar and low-altitude navigation and targeting infrared for night pods.

^ Support for the "Low Altitude Navigation & Targeting Infrared For Night (LANTIRN)" targeting pod set.
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[28]
.The APG-63(V)2 Active Electronically Scanned Array (AESA) radar has been retrofitted to 18 U.S. Air Force F-15C aircraft.^ Saab Air Force Gripen Completes Aerobatics At Airshow Saab Air Force Gripen Completes Aerobatics At Airshow Video - Aviation, Aircraft, Flight, Airplane, Videos and Movies.
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^ Minuteman III, First with New Boeing Guidance Electronics, Lifts off from Vandenberg Air Force Base .
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^ F-15C in Saudi Arabia during Desert Storm (US Air Force).
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[33] .This upgrade includes most of the new hardware from the APG-63(V)1, but adds an AESA to provide increased pilot situational awareness.^ The USAF will upgrade 178 F-15Cs with the AN/APG-63(V)3 AESA radar, and upgrade other F-15s with the Joint Helmet Mounted Cueing System.
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^ Oh, the radar would likely be an AN/APG-71V1 as the ASEA variant of the AN/APG-63 on the "Golden Eagle" upgrades of the F-15C/D is the AN/APG-63V3.

^ Other improvements include: All F-15s have been given a sequence of software upgrades, mostly under the "Operational Flight Program (OFP)" effort, to accommodate new weapons and increase the aircraft's operational capabilities.
  • [1.0] F-15 Origins & Variants 1 February 2010 7:49 UTC www.faqs.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.The AESA radar has an exceptionally agile beam, providing nearly instantaneous track updates and enhanced multi-target tracking capability.^ Two-seat multi-role fighter with ground attack capability provided by a synthetic aperture radar, LANTIRN targeting pods containing FLIR and terrain-following radar equipment, and increased weapons load; 209 built .
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^ Microcircuits for electronically scanned array radar system for targeting, tracking and enhanced situational awareneness .
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^ The initial 20 Su-30MKKs to be delivered will have the NIIP N001VE pulse-Doppler radar with a 80-100km range that can track up to 10 targets.
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.The APG-63(V)2 is compatible with current F-15C weapon loads and enables pilots to take full advantage of AIM-120 AMRAAM capabilities, simultaneously guiding multiple missiles to several targets widely spaced in azimuth, elevation, or range.^ The pilot has to keep the plane's transmitter aimed at the target, to "paint" it for the missile.

^ Other advances include adding a new weapons display screen, improving internal countermeasures, and adding compatability with the AIM-120 AMRAAM. The potential of the basic F-15 airframe has been further exploited through the development of the two-seat F-15E strike model that adds a potent surface attack capability.
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^ The AN/APG-63 provides a "look-down / shoot-down" capability to allow the fighter to engage low-altitude targets in "ground clutter", as well as multiple operating modes for air-to-air combat, ground mapping for navigation, and IFF interrogation.
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Operational history

.The largest operator of the F-15 is the United States Air Force.^ Softbound Book Many have regarded the F-15 to be the finest air superiority fighter to serve with "western" air forces since it entered service in 1976.
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^ The F-15 Eagle is an all-weather, extremely maneuverable, tactical fighter designed to permit the Air Force to gain and maintain air supremacy over the battlefield.
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.The first Eagle (F-15B) was delivered November 14, 1974.[34] In January 1976, the first Eagle destined for a combat squadron, the 555th TFS, was delivered.^ In January 1976, the first Eagle destined for a combat squadron was delivered to the 1st Tactical Fighter Wing at Langley Air Force Base, Va.
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^ In January 1976, the first Eagle destined for a combat squadron was delivered.

^ The first Eagle (F-15B) was delivered in November 1974.

[34] .These initial aircraft carried the Hughes Aircraft (now Raytheon) APG-63 radar.^ Hughes APG-63 coherent pulse-Doppler radar.

^ These initial aircraft carried th ...

^ The AN/APG-63 radar was one of these.
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.The first F-15 kill was scored by IAF ace Moshe Melnik in 1979.[35] In 1979–81, during Israeli raids against Palestinian factions based in Lebanon, F-15As downed 13 Syrian MiG-21 "Fishbeds" and two Syrian MiG-25 "Foxbats", the latter being the aircraft the F-15 was designed to kill.^ Prior to the conflict the Israelis killed 141/z Syrian aircraft, mainly MiG-21 Fishbeds, and used the F-15 for top cover on the Osirak reactor raid.
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^ MiG-25 Foxbat .
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^ The Eagle's first kills came on July 27, 1979 when the IAF downed 5 Syrian MiG-21 s.
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.Israeli F-15As and Bs participated as escorts in Operation Opera and served during the 1982 Lebanon War.^ The second batch was temporarily embargoed as a result of the 1982 Lebanon War.

^ In 1990-91, the wing participated in the thwarting of Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein during Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm.
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^ That same year, the airplane was used in its first wartime operation when an Italian captain flew over and observed Turkish positions during the Italo-Turkish War of 1911 to 1912.
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.During the latter, Israeli F-15s shot down 40 Syrian jet fighters (23 MiG-21 "Fishbeds" and 17 MiG-23 "Floggers") and one Syrian SA.342L Gazelle helicopter.^ During the protracted Israeli campaign in the Middle East from the late 1970s, approximately 60 Syrian MiG-21, MiG-23, and MiG-25 fighters were downed.

^ The system first saw combat in Israeli hands when Israeli F-15's shot down Soviet-produced MiG-21 Fishbed fighters piloted by Syrian forces.
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^ F-15C's of the USAF shot down three Iraqi Su-22's with the AIM-9 and one Pilatus PC-9 trainer.

[36] Later on, in 1985, IAF Eagles, in Operation Wooden Leg, bombed the PLO headquarters in Tunisia.[37] .This was one of the few times air superiority F-15s (A/B/C/D models) were used in tactical strike missions.^ Its primary mission is maintaining air superiority .

^ It's mission is air superiority unlike the other models.
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^ "You could basically be without the nation's primary air superiority capability for an extended period of time, which puts us at risk."
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.Royal Saudi Air Force F-15C pilots shot down two F-4E Phantom IIs flown by the Iranian Air Force in a skirmish in June 1984, and shot down two Iraqi Mirage F1s during the Gulf War.^ Two kills were scored by a Saudi F-15C pilot, Captain Ayehid Salah al-Shamarni, against Iraqi Mirage F1 fighters during the Gulf War.
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^ The F-15C/D also equips the Japanese and Saudi air forces.
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^ In the Gulf War alone, 32 Iraqi aircraft were downed by the Eagle.
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Satellite killer

ASM-135 ASAT test launch from F-15A 76-0084
.The ASM-135 anti-satellite (ASAT) missile was designed to be a standoff anti-satellite weapon, with the F-15 acting as a first stage.^ Editor's note: Designed as a target for the Arrow anti-tactical ballistic missile (ATBM) defense system , the 1,260-kg Black Sparrow is based on Rafael's Popeye AGM-142 air/surface standoff missile and launched from a Boeing F-15 Eagle aircraft.
  • Space Transportation News of January 2001 16 September 2009 21:41 UTC www.orbireport.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The PLA also has a purpose-designed small truck armed with an HJ-8 anti-tank missile, which most likely also can be air dropped.
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^ F-15Es also hit al-Qaeda cave hideouts with AGM-130 standoff missiles and other precision weapons.
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.The Soviet Union could correlate a U.S. rocket launch with a spy satellite loss, but an F-15 carrying an ASAT would blend in among hundreds of F-15 flights.^ In fact, the F-15 ASAT tests were largely in response to Soviet ASAT experiments and were at least partly intended to show the USSR that the US could respond if required.
  • [1.0] F-15 Origins & Variants 1 February 2010 7:49 UTC www.faqs.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ After 2005 the PLAAF assets that could be concentrated on a single carrier battle group would be formidable.
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^ And when the F-14 got within 125 miles from the F-15, it could launch an AIM-54 Phoenix missile.
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.From January 1984 to September 1986, two F-15As were used as launch platforms for the ASAT missile.^ For the record, I've been involved in launching F-15s, with full internals, three full externals, four shoulder mounted missiles, two full travel pods.
  • Forget the F-22 upgrade the F-15, page 1 1 February 2010 7:49 UTC www.abovetopsecret.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ TAC is planning to retrofit 40 F-15A/Bs with interface hardware to enable them to launch the USAF's antisatellite (ASAT) missile.
  • McDonnell Douglas F-15 Eagle - The Ultimate MiG-Killer 1 February 2010 7:49 UTC www.ausairpower.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Photo courtesy U.S. Department of Defense Two F-15s launch AIM-7 Sparrow air-to-air missiles in training exercises.

.The F-15As (76-0084[41] and 76-0086[42]) were modified to carry one ASM-135 on the centerline station with extra equipment within a special centerline pylon.^ Carrier-based airplanes are a specially modified type of land plane designed for takeoff from and landing aboard naval aircraft carriers.
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^ An F-15B was obtained in 1994 to operate as the "Flight Test Fixture II (FTF-II)", being fitted with an instrumented centerline pylon (the FTF) to carry various test payloads.
  • [1.0] F-15 Origins & Variants 1 February 2010 7:49 UTC www.faqs.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[43] .The launch aircraft executed a Mach 1.22, 3.8 g climb at 65° to release the ASAT missile at an altitude of 38,100 ft (11,600 m).^ The AIM-9X Sidewinder AAM is an "off-boresight" missile that can engage a target aircraft without the launch aircraft flying straight at the target to get a "lock" with the missile's heat seeker head.
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^ Editor's note: The Astroliner (formerly "Eclipse Astroliner") was designed as a 38-m-long winged vehicle towed to an altitude of 6,000 m by a modified Boeing 747 aircraft.
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^ FG 24, FT 11-18, F 22.
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[44][45] .The flight computer was updated to control the zoom-climb and missile release.^ The flight controls simply steer the missile toward the hottest area in sight.

.The third test flight involved a retired P78-1 solar observatory satellite in a 345-mile (555 km) orbit, which was successfully destroyed by kinetic energy.^ The nuclear-capable missile, which underwent its second test flight on January 17 , would have a range of about 2,000 km according to experts.
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^ Following a series of tests, on 13 September 1985 an ASAT-armed F-15A engaged and destroyed the "Solwind P78-1" space science satellite, which had been launched by the US in February 1979.
  • [1.0] F-15 Origins & Variants 1 February 2010 7:49 UTC www.faqs.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The missile then went into space and released a "kill vehicle" that homed in on the orbiting target using an infrared seeker and rammed it, destroying the target through sheer kinetic energy.
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[44] The pilot, USAF Major Wilbert D. "Doug" Pearson, became the first and only pilot to destroy a satellite.[45][46] .The ASAT program involved five test launches.^ In any case, the F-15 ASAT program never got beyond the test stage, though apparently at least some F-15s retained the wiring to carry the ASAT missile.
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The program was officially terminated in 1988.[43][45]

Gulf war and aftermath

A Royal Saudi Air Force F-15 approaches a KC-135 for refueling during Operation Desert Shield.
.The USAF deployed F-15C, D and E models to the Persian Gulf in 1991 in support of Operation Desert Storm where they accounted for 36 of the 39 Air Force air-to-air victories.^ The weapons system accounted for 36 of the 39 Air Force air-to-air victories with a confirmed 26:0 kill ratio.

^ F-15C's, D's and E's were deployed to the Persian Gulf in 1991 in support of Operation Desert Storm where they proved their superior combat capability with a confirmed 26:0 kill ratio.
  • Federation of American Scientists :: F-15 Eagle 1 February 2010 7:49 UTC www.fas.org [Source type: Reference]
  • F-15 Eagle - a knol by ahmed salah 1 February 2010 7:49 UTC knol.google.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • :: Battlefield 2 Online.com :: - wfsection-F-15 Eagle 15 January 2010 0:00 UTC www.bf2online.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Here, you'll learn about the 12 aerial victories achieved from 1979-1981, about 33 additional victories over Lebanon in 1982, and about the changes to Israeli deterrence that have occurred since Desert Storm in 1991.
  • The F-15 Eagle Jet Fighter Aircraft Books, Aviation Books. 1 February 2010 7:49 UTC www.yellowairplane.com [Source type: General]

.F-15Es were operated mainly at night, hunting modified SCUD missile launchers and artillery sites using the LANTIRN system.^ F-15Es were operated mainly at night, hunting SCUD missile launchers and artillery sites using the LANTIRN system.
  • USAF Boeing F-15 eagle aircraft history pictures and facts 1 February 2010 7:49 UTC www.aviationexplorer.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The Strike Eagle carries an advanced APG-70 radar, as well as a LANTIRN (low altitude navigation and targeting infrared for night) system.
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^ A-Band Communications Jamming System (modified AN/ALQ-55 ); manufactured by Sanders ; used in EKA-3B , EA-6B .

[47] .According to the USAF, its F-15Cs had 34 confirmed kills of Iraqi aircraft during the 1991 Gulf War, mostly by missile fire: five MiG-29 "Fulcrums", two MiG-25 "Foxbats", eight MiG-23 "Floggers", two MiG-21 "Fishbeds", two Su-25 "Frogfoots", four Su-22 "Fitters", one Su-7, six Mirage F1s, one Il-76 cargo plane, one Pilatus PC-9 trainer, and two Mi-8 helicopters.^ Fly in a Real MiG-29 Fulcrum .
  • F-15 Eagle Jet Fighter Aircraft Models, Die Cast, Mahogany and Plastic Model Kits. 1 February 2010 7:49 UTC www.yellowairplane.com [Source type: General]

^ MiG-25 Foxbat .
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^ MiG-29 Fulcrum .
  • The F-15 Eagle Jet Fighter Aircraft Books, Aviation Books. 1 February 2010 7:49 UTC www.yellowairplane.com [Source type: General]

.After air superiority was achieved in the first three days of the conflict, many of the later kills were reportedly of Iraqi aircraft fleeing to Iran, rather than actively trying to engage U.S. aircraft.^ It is designed to penetrate enemy airspace and achieve a first-look, first-kill capability against multiple targets.
  • 4-CH R/c F15E Foam EDF Remote Controlled Jet ARF Version w/ Electric Brushless Dual Ducted Fan + Brushless Motors + ESC + LiPo 19 November 2009 19:34 UTC www.nitroplanes.com [Source type: General]
  • 4-Ch F15-E Foam EDF RC Jet RTF (Ready To Fly) Version w/ Radio + Brushless Ducted Turbo Fan + ESC + LiPo Battery 19 November 2009 19:34 UTC www.nitrorcx.com [Source type: General]

^ In many ways, it's not as sexy as a conventional air superiority fighter, since it engages aircraft from beyond visual range.
  • Amazon.com: Jane's Combat Simulations: F-15: PC: Video Games 1 February 2010 7:49 UTC www.amazon.com [Source type: General]

^ Softbound Book Many have regarded the F-15 to be the finest air superiority fighter to serve with "western" air forces since it entered service in 1976.
  • The F-15 Eagle Jet Fighter Aircraft Books, Aviation Books. 1 February 2010 7:49 UTC www.yellowairplane.com [Source type: General]

.The single-seat F-15C was used for air superiority, and the F-15E was heavily used in air-to-ground attacks.^ The F-15C/D also has improvements to its air-ground capability.
  • McDonnell Douglas F-15 Eagle - The Ultimate MiG-Killer 1 February 2010 7:49 UTC www.ausairpower.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The F-15C is an improved version of the original F-15A single-seat air superiority fighter.
  • F-15 Eagle - a knol by ahmed salah 1 February 2010 7:49 UTC knol.google.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • :: Battlefield 2 Online.com :: - wfsection-F-15 Eagle 15 January 2010 0:00 UTC www.bf2online.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Unlike air-superiority (which the F-15E is capable of in both real life and this game, but not ideally suited for it in either) ground attack missions are more complex, requiring the player-pilot to navigate at low altitude and deal with a myriad of different threats from above and below.
  • Amazon.com: Jane's Combat Simulations: F-15: PC: Video Games 1 February 2010 7:49 UTC www.amazon.com [Source type: General]

.An F-15E achieved an aerial kill of another Iraqi Mi-8 helicopter using a laser-guided bomb during the air war.^ This was the famous laser-guided-bomb kill.
  • Air-to-Air Victories in Desert Storm 20 September 2009 12:50 UTC www.rjlee.org [Source type: General]

^ Although conceived during the late 1960s and early 1970s, it has scored an impressive number of air-to-air kills in the late 1980s and 1990s with no known air-to-air losses.
  • The F-15 Eagle Jet Fighter Aircraft Books, Aviation Books. 1 February 2010 7:49 UTC www.yellowairplane.com [Source type: General]

^ In 1861 they began manufacturing guns and gun making machinery for use by the Union Army during the American Civil War.

.The F-15E sustained two losses to ground fire in the Gulf War in 1991.[48] Another one was damaged on the ground by a SCUD strike on Dhahran air base.^ Also unsurprisingly, two Strike Eagles were shot down by ground fire.
  • [2.0] F-15 In Service 1 February 2010 7:49 UTC www.vectorsite.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The F-15E is a two-seat, dual-role, totally integrated fighter for all-weather, air-to-air and deep interdiction missions.
  • USAF Boeing F-15 eagle aircraft history pictures and facts 1 February 2010 7:49 UTC www.aviationexplorer.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Unlike the newer F-15E Strike Eagle, which performs air-to-ground as well as air-to-air missions, the F-15C Eagle saw little action in Iraq because there was almost no air-to-air combat.
  • Defense Tech: Eagles Forever 20 September 2009 12:50 UTC www.defensetech.org [Source type: General]

[49]
F-15D from the 325th Fighter Wing based in Tyndall AFB, releasing flares
.They have since been deployed to support Operation Southern Watch, the patrolling of the No-Fly Zone in Southern Iraq; Operation Provide Comfort in Turkey; in support of NATO operations in Bosnia, and recent air expeditionary force deployments.^ A build-up in air defense forces to provide greater support for offensive operations.
  • PLAAF EQUIPMENT TRENDS 16 September 2009 21:41 UTC www.ndu.edu [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ They have since been deployed to support Operation Southern Watch, the patrolling of the UN-sanctioned no-fly zone in Southern Iraq; Operation Provide Comfort in Turkey; in support of NATO operations in Bosnia, and recent air expeditionary force deployments.
  • USAF Boeing F-15 eagle aircraft history pictures and facts 1 February 2010 7:49 UTC www.aviationexplorer.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ OPERATION provide comfort ii .
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.In 1994, two U.S. Army UH-60 Black Hawks were downed by USAF F-15Cs who thought they were Iraq Hinds in the Northern no-fly zone of Iraq in a friendly fire incident.^ On 14 April 1994 there was a tragic 'Friendly Fire' incident over Northern Iraq, when a pair of F-15C's shot down two UH-60 Black hawks, killing 26 American and United Nations personnel.
  • F-15 1 February 2010 7:49 UTC www.zap16.com [Source type: General]

^ They turned out to be US Army UH-60 Black Hawk transport helicopters.
  • [2.0] F-15 In Service 1 February 2010 7:49 UTC www.vectorsite.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ F-15 Eagles and U.S. Marine FA-18 Hornets attacked an anti-aircraft artillery site in Iraq as part of the continuing Operation Southern Watch monitoring the Southern No-Fly Zone.

[50] .USAF F-15Cs shot down four Yugoslav MiG-29s using AIM-120 missiles during NATO's 1999 intervention in Kosovo, Operation Allied Force.^ Captain Mike Shower and Lieutenant Colonel Cesar Rodriguez (who already had two kills against Iraqi aircraft to his name) each shot down a MiG-29 using the AMRAAM on 24 March 1999; and Captain Jeff Hwang shot down two more MiG-29s in a single engagement on 26 March, also using AMRAAM. BACK_TO_TOP [2.2] F-15 IN USAF SERVICE IN THE 21ST CENTURY .
  • [2.0] F-15 In Service 1 February 2010 7:49 UTC www.vectorsite.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The system first saw combat in Israeli hands when Israeli F-15's shot down Soviet-produced MiG-21 Fishbed fighters piloted by Syrian forces.
  • McDonnell Douglas / Boeing F-15 Eagle - History, Specifications and Pictures - Military Aircraft 1 February 2010 7:49 UTC www.militaryfactory.com [Source type: Reference]

^ F-15C's of the USAF shot down three Iraqi Su-22's with the AIM-9 and one Pilatus PC-9 trainer.
  • F-15 1 February 2010 7:49 UTC www.zap16.com [Source type: General]

[48]

Structural defects

.All F-15 aircraft were grounded by the U.S. Air Force after a Missouri Air National Guard F-15C came apart in flight and crashed on 2 November 2007. The newer F-15E fleet was later cleared for continued operations.^ The F-15C/D also has improvements to its air-ground capability.
  • McDonnell Douglas F-15 Eagle - The Ultimate MiG-Killer 1 February 2010 7:49 UTC www.ausairpower.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ First flight of the F-15 aircraft.

^ Following the crash of a Missouri Air National Guard F-15C aircraft Nov 2/07 (see crash simulation ), the US Air Force suspended non-mission critical F-15 flight operations on Nov 3/07.

.The U.S. Air Force reported on 28 November 2007 that a critical location in the upper longerons on the F-15C model was suspected of causing the failure, causing the fuselage forward of the air intakes, including the cockpit and radome, to separate from the airframe.^ This led to the other longerons failing as well, which then caused the cockpit to separate from the rest of the fuselage.

^ One recent reports notes the PLA Air Force is building 68 new radar sites near Taiwan.
  • PLAAF EQUIPMENT TRENDS 16 September 2009 21:41 UTC www.ndu.edu [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ But the AP is reporting that the Air Force "has cleared its F/A-22 Raptor fighter jet to fly again, two weeks after it was grounded because of a crash in Nevada."
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[51]
.F-15A through D-model aircraft were ordered grounded until the location received more detailed inspections and repairs as needed.^ During the drops, the models were under radio control from the ground, and were directed through high angle of attack, stalling, and spinning maneuvers.
  • F-15 1 February 2010 7:49 UTC www.zap16.com [Source type: General]

^ Inspection time per aircraft is 12.5 to over 20 hours, and the 2-seat B and D models are more time consuming because the rear seat must be removed to access the upper longerons.

^ Continued improvements have resulted in the F-15C and D, and more recently the F-15E two-seat "Strike Eagle" ground attack aircraft.
  • The F-15 Eagle Jet Fighter Aircraft Books, Aviation Books. 1 February 2010 7:49 UTC www.yellowairplane.com [Source type: General]

[52] .The grounding of F-15s received media attention as it began to place strains on the nation's air defense efforts.^ The Oregon ANG’s fighters are grounded, so the California Air National Guard is standing watch for the entire West Coast plus slices of Arizona and Nevada.

^ With the F-15s in Massachusetts out of commission, the Vermont Air National Guard (ANG) is covering the whole Northeast.

^ However, great effort is being devoted toward the indigenous development of new anti-air and ground attack munitions.
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[53] .The grounding forced some states to rely on their neighbors' fighter jets for air defense protection, and Alaska to depend on Canadian Forces' support.^ United States Air force .
  • F-15 1 February 2010 7:49 UTC www.zap16.com [Source type: General]

^ The F15 Eagle program developed the current generation air superiority fighter for the United States Air Force to counter emerging worldwide threats.
  • 4-CH R/c F15E Foam EDF Remote Controlled Jet ARF Version w/ Electric Brushless Dual Ducted Fan + Brushless Motors + ESC + LiPo 19 November 2009 19:34 UTC www.nitroplanes.com [Source type: General]

^ The Air Force's F-15A, F-15B, F-15C and F-15D air superiority fighters routinely patrolled the skies over the United States before the intentional grounding -- that role is now filled by the smaller F-16 Fighting Falcon.
  • DailyTech - USAF's F-15 Woes Continue to Unfold 1 February 2010 7:49 UTC www.dailytech.com [Source type: General]

[53]
.On 8 January 2008, the USAF Air Combat Command (ACC) cleared a portion of its F-15A through D-model fleet for return to flying status.^ Jan 9/08: Air Combat Command officials clear 60% of the F-15A-D fleet for flying status, and recommends a limited return to flight for those planes that have cleared all inspections.

^ The TCTO inspection is designed to confirm the engineering analysis, and aircraft deployed the CENTCOM has apparently completed inspections and returned to flying status.

^ In January 1976, the first Eagle destined for a combat squadron was delivered to the 1st Tactical Fighter Wing at Langley Air Force Base, Va.
  • Federation of American Scientists :: F-15 Eagle 1 February 2010 7:49 UTC www.fas.org [Source type: Reference]
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.It also recommended a limited return to flight for units worldwide using the affected models.^ Jan 9/08: Air Combat Command officials clear 60% of the F-15A-D fleet for flying status, and recommends a limited return to flight for those planes that have cleared all inspections.

^ Early models were sensitive to Jet-Engine-Modulation (JEM) of radar returns, which affected the tracking filters when a target was illuminated up its tailpipe.
  • McDonnell Douglas F-15 Eagle - The Ultimate MiG-Killer 1 February 2010 7:49 UTC www.ausairpower.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ This high powered model was designed around the use of two E-flite BL420 DF 3800 Kv motors to match with the included ducted fan units.
  • E-Flite F-15 Eagle DF ARF 1 February 2010 7:49 UTC www.rcuniverse.com [Source type: General]

[54] .The accident review board report was released on January 10, 2008. The report stated that analysis of the F-15C wreckage determined that the longeron did not meet drawing specifications, which led to fatigue cracks and finally a catastrophic failure of the remaining support structures and breakup of the aircraft in flight.^ Or did the pilot take a turn too hard and crack the structure of the aircraft?
  • Air Force's F-15 Grounding Affects War in Afghanistan - The Blotter 1 February 2010 7:49 UTC blogs.abcnews.com [Source type: General]

^ These cracks expanded under life cycle stress, causing the longeron to fail, which initiated a catastrophic failure of the remaining support structures and led to the aircraft breaking apart in flight….

^ F-15C wreckage determined that the longeron didn’t meet blueprint specifications.

[55] .In a report released on 10 January 2008, nine other F-15s were identified to have similar problems in the longeron.^ Feb 15, 2008 10:16 AM Report Abuse .
  • The F-15 & F-16 in Battle Stations in History Channel 1 February 2010 7:49 UTC boards.history.com [Source type: General]

^ Blackcat it 15:19, 4 January 2008 (UTC) I'll let others explain that to you, so you know, it's not just my opinion.
  • User talk:Rocket000/Archive - Wikimedia Commons 16 September 2009 21:41 UTC commons.wikimedia.org [Source type: Original source]

^ No problem, man You are welcome Cheers Liné1 08:59, 21 January 2008 (UTC) .
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As a result of these problems, General John D. W. Corley stated that "the long-term future of the F-15 is in question."[56] On 15 February 2008, ACC cleared all its grounded F-15A-D fighters for flight pending inspections, engineering reviews and any needed repairs. .ACC also recommended release of other U.S. F-15A-D aircraft.^ No F-15A/Bs were built new for foreign users, but some development machines and USAF aircraft would be passed on to other countries.
  • [1.0] F-15 Origins & Variants 1 February 2010 7:49 UTC www.faqs.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ However, for reasons that were a bit controversial, the final result was a recommendation to acquire the Strike Eagle or some other new aircraft instead.
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[57]

Recent service

F-15 Eagle.ogv
USAF F-15 Eagle video
.An earlier variant of the Sukhoi Su-30MKI, the MK, took part in war games with the United States Air Force (USAF) during Cope-India 04, where USAF F-15 Eagles were pitted against Indian Air Force (IAF) Su-30MKs, Mirage 2000s, MiG-29s and elderly MiG-21. The results have been widely publicized, with the Indians winning "90% of the mock combat missions".[58] However, the USAF aircraft were handicapped by not being allowed to use their long-range radars, and there has been speculation that this was intended to demonstrate to the US Congress, the need to not cancel further production of the next-generation F-22 Raptor, which was an issue tabled at the congress at that time.^ United States Air force .
  • F-15 1 February 2010 7:49 UTC www.zap16.com [Source type: General]

^ The Air Force's next-generation stealth fighter, the F/A-22, is in big trouble.
  • Noah Shachtman's site: Raptor Watch Archives 16 September 2009 21:41 UTC www.noahshachtman.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
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^ A F-15 Eagle patrols the sky during a combat air patrol mission .
  • F15 eagle Stock Photos and Images. 185 F15 eagle pictures and royalty free photography available to search from over 100 stock photo brands. 1 February 2010 7:49 UTC www.fotosearch.com [Source type: General]

[59] .While participating in the Red Flag advanced combat training exercises in the US in 2008, the F-15E, F-16C, and F-22 deployed by the USAF maintained a significant dominance over the Indian SU-30s.^ F-15C's of the USAF shot down three Iraqi Su-22's with the AIM-9 and one Pilatus PC-9 trainer.
  • F-15 1 February 2010 7:49 UTC www.zap16.com [Source type: General]
  • McDonnell Douglas F-15 Eagle 1 February 2010 7:49 UTC www.militaryaviation.eu [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The Air Force declares Full Operational Capability after excelling in numerous operational tests such as the deployment to Kadena Air Base in Japan, Red Flag, Combat Hammer and the Northern Edge exercise in Alaska along with completing aircraft deliveries to the 1st Fighter Wing at Langley AFB.” .
  • Defense Tech: Raptor Watch Archives 16 September 2009 21:41 UTC www.defensetech.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The F-15's combination of high performance, outstanding maneuverability, and advanced weapons and fire control allowed Eagle pilots to dominate air combat.
  • The F-15 Eagle Jet Fighter Aircraft Books, Aviation Books. 1 February 2010 7:49 UTC www.yellowairplane.com [Source type: General]

[60]
.The F-15 in all air forces had an air-to-air combined record of 104 kills to 0 losses in air combat as of February 2008.[61] To date, no air superiority versions of the F-15 (A/B/C/D models) have ever been shot down by enemy forces.^ Air superiority blue F-15 it was.

^ It's worth mentioning that no F-15 in service, in any country, has ever been shot down in combat.
  • DailyTech - Boeing Unveils F-15 "Silent Eagle" Details 1 February 2010 7:49 UTC www.dailytech.com [Source type: General]

^ The F-15 was designed to succeed the highly-respect but aged F-4 Phantom II series from the Vietnam years and would go on to maintain a combat record of 100 combat kills for no losses to itself.
  • McDonnell Douglas / Boeing F-15 Eagle - History, Specifications and Pictures - Military Aircraft 1 February 2010 7:49 UTC www.militaryfactory.com [Source type: Reference]

.Over half of F-15 kills were achieved by Israeli Air Force pilots.^ The weapons system accounted for 36 of the 39 Air Force air-to-air victories with a confirmed 26:0 kill ratio.

^ The F-15's combination of high performance, outstanding maneuverability, and advanced weapons and fire control allowed Eagle pilots to dominate air combat.
  • The F-15 Eagle Jet Fighter Aircraft Books, Aviation Books. 1 February 2010 7:49 UTC www.yellowairplane.com [Source type: General]

^ Softbound Book Many have regarded the F-15 to be the finest air superiority fighter to serve with "western" air forces since it entered service in 1976.
  • The F-15 Eagle Jet Fighter Aircraft Books, Aviation Books. 1 February 2010 7:49 UTC www.yellowairplane.com [Source type: General]

.The F-15C/D model is being supplanted in U.S. service by the F-22 Raptor.^ Three years after the U.S. Air Force added an “A” to highlight the F/A-22 Raptor’s ability to drop bombs, the service is dropping the extra letter from the stealthy jet’s designator.
  • Defense Tech: Raptor Watch Archives 16 September 2009 21:41 UTC www.defensetech.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Under current plans by 2030, the last F-15C/D models will have been phased out of the inventory and replaced by the F-22.
  • Federation of American Scientists :: F-15 Eagle 1 February 2010 7:49 UTC www.fas.org [Source type: Reference]
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^ Three years after the U.S. Air Force added an €œA€ to highlight the F/A-22 Raptor€™s ability to drop bombs, the service is dropping the extra letter from the stealthy jet€™s designator.
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.The F-15E, however, will remain in service for years to come because of their different air-to-ground role and the lower number of hours on their airframes.^ Unlike the newer F-15E Strike Eagle, which performs air-to-ground as well as air-to-air missions, the F-15C Eagle saw little action in Iraq because there was almost no air-to-air combat.
  • Defense Tech: Eagles Forever 20 September 2009 12:50 UTC www.defensetech.org [Source type: General]

^ Three years after the U.S. Air Force added an “A” to highlight the F/A-22 Raptor’s ability to drop bombs, the service is dropping the extra letter from the stealthy jet’s designator.
  • Defense Tech: Raptor Watch Archives 16 September 2009 21:41 UTC www.defensetech.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ However, great effort is being devoted toward the indigenous development of new anti-air and ground attack munitions.
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[5] .The USAF will upgrade 178 F-15Cs with the AN/APG-63(V)3 AESA radar,[24] and upgrade other F-15s with the Joint Helmet Mounted Cueing System.^ The AN/APG-63 radar was one of these.
  • McDonnell Douglas F-15 Eagle - The Ultimate MiG-Killer 1 February 2010 7:49 UTC www.ausairpower.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Survivability improvements include a BAES Digital Electronic Warfare System (DEWS) working in concert with the Raytheon Advanced Electronic Scanning Array (AESA) radar.
  • Space.com Forums | View topic - Boeing announces F-15 Silent Eagle 1 February 2010 7:49 UTC www.space.com [Source type: General]
  • DailyTech - Boeing Unveils F-15 "Silent Eagle" Details 1 February 2010 7:49 UTC www.dailytech.com [Source type: General]

^ McDonnell Douglas Training Systems, St. Louis, Missouri, contracted to provide for Strike Helmet 21 (a helmet mounted cueing system integrated into an F-15E to enhance and expand the strike role).

[25] The Air Force will keep 178 F-15Cs as well as the 224 F-15Es in service beyond 2025.[5]
.On 13 October 2009, the last F-15A, an Oregon National Guard aircraft, was retired marking the end of service for the earlier A/B models in the United States.^ The Oregon ANG’s fighters are grounded, so the California Air National Guard is standing watch for the entire West Coast plus slices of Arizona and Nevada.

^ The move is driven, in part, by the impending collapse of Air National Guard wings that can be used in domestic air sovereignty patrols, as older fighters retire and are not replaced.

^ The United States completed arrangements with Israel and Saudi Arabia for delivery of F-15 aircraft.

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Variants

Basic models

USAF F-15C fires an AIM-7 Sparrow in 2005.
F-15A
Single-seat all-weather air-superiority fighter version, 384 built 1972-79.[63]
F-15B
Two-seat training version, formerly designated TF-15A, 61 built 1972-79.[63]
F-15C
Improved single-seat all-weather air-superiority fighter version, 483 built 1979-85.[63]
F-15D
Two-seat training version, 92 built 1979-85.[63]
A view of an F-15E cockpit from an aerial refueling tanker.
F-15J
Single-seat all-weather air-superiority fighter version for the Japan Air Self-Defense Force 139 built under license in Japan by Mitsubishi 1981-97, 2 built in St. Louis.[63]
F-15DJ
Two-seat training version for the Japan Air Self-Defence Force. 25 Built under license in Japan by Mitsubishi 1981-97, 12 built in St. Louis.[63]
F-15N Sea Eagle
The F-15N was a carrier-capable variant proposed in the early 1970s to the U.S. Navy as an alternative to the heavier and, at the time, considered as "riskier" technology program: F-14 Tomcat. .The F-15N-PHX was another proposed naval version capable of carrying the AIM-54 Phoenix missile.^ After all, Iranian F-15 will probably have the same carrier than the F-14, with few exceptions: -Weapons: will they carry only Sidewinder and Sparrow or could they be fitted with AIM-54 Phoenix?

^ And when the F-14 got within 125 miles from the F-15, it could launch an AIM-54 Phoenix missile.
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^ Saudi aircraft carry AIM-9L, FAST packs (in spite of Israeli protests), bomb racks and have in-flight refuelling capability.
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.These featured folding wingtips, reinforced landing gear and a stronger tail hook for shipboard operation.^ Airplanes generally share the same basic configuration—each usually has a fuselage, wings, tail, landing gear, and a set of specialized control surfaces mounted on the wings and tail.
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F-15E Strike Eagle

Research and test

NASA's F-15B Research Testbed, aircraft #836 (74-0141), with the Quiet Spike attachment designed to reduce and control a sonic boom.
F-15 Streak Eagle (72-0119)
One stripped and unpainted F-15A, demonstrated the fighter's acceleration – broke eight time-to-climb world records between 16 January and 1 February 1975. It was delivered to the National Museum of the United States Air Force in December 1980.[2]
F-15 S/MTD (71-0290)
The first F-15B was converted into a short takeoff and landing, maneuver technology demonstrator aircraft..[65] In the late 1980s it received canard flight surfaces in addition to its usual horizontal tail, along with square thrust-vectoring nozzles.^ Airplanes generally share the same basic configuration—each usually has a fuselage, wings, tail, landing gear, and a set of specialized control surfaces mounted on the wings and tail.
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^ Conclusion: more advanced design with thrust-vectoring and/or control surfaces that allow unconventional maneuvers required.
  • Defense Tech: Raptor ... or Turkey? (Final Part) 16 September 2009 21:41 UTC www.defensetech.org [Source type: General]

^ First the PLAAF fighters would not be as sophisticated as their Indian counterparts, lacking the super-maneuverable additions like thrust-vectored engines and forward canards.
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.It was used as a short-takeoff/maneuver-technology (SMTD) demonstrator.^ Quote And, rather than the stricly 2-D nozzles of the SMTD aircraft, I'd want to use the more versitile AVEN (Axisymmetric Vectoring Exhaust Nozzle) ones demonstrated on an F-16.

^ And, rather than the stricly 2-D nozzles of the SMTD aircraft, I'd want to use the more versitile AVEN (Axisymmetric Vectoring Exhaust Nozzle) ones demonstrated on an F-16.

^ The very first two-seater Eagle was modified under the "Short Takeoff Or Landing (STOL) / Maneuverability Technology Demonstrator (SMTD)", which was begun in 1984.
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F-15 ACTIVE (71-0290)
The F-15 S/MTD was later converted into an advanced flight control technology research aircraft with thrust vectoring nozzles.[65]
F-15 IFCS (71-0290)
The F-15 ACTIVE was then converted into an intelligent flight control systems research aircraft. F-15B 71-0290 is the oldest F-15 still flying as of January 2009.[66]
F-15 MANX
Concept name for a tailless variant of the F-15 ACTIVE, but the NASA ACTIVE experimental aircraft was never modified to be tailless.
F-15 Flight Research Facility (71-0281 and 71-0287)
Two F-15A aircraft were acquired in 1976 for use by NASA's .Dryden Flight Research Center for numerous experiments such as: Highly Integrated Digital Electronic Control (HiDEC), Adaptive Engine Control System (ADECS), Self-Repairing and Self-Diagnostic Flight Control System (SRFCS) and Propulsion Controlled Aircraft System (PCA).^ Technical Report NASA TM-72858, Research Engineering, NASA Dryden Flight Research Center.
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^ Technical Report NASA TM-104233, Research Engineering, NASA Dryden Flight Research Center.
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^ Meeting Paper ICAS 92-2.9.1, Research Engineering, NASA Dryden Flight Research Center.
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[67] 71-0281 was returned to the Air Force and became a static display at Langley AFB in 1983.
F-15B Research Testbed (74-0141)
Acquired in 1993, it was an F-15B modified and used by NASA's .Dryden Flight Research Center for flight tests.^ One of the more unusual aspects of the Eagle development program was the use of large 3/8-scale glider models of the F-15 which were dropped from an NASA-operated NB-52B (52-0008) at the NASA Dryden Flight Research Center.
  • F-15 1 February 2010 7:49 UTC www.zap16.com [Source type: General]
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^ Meeting Paper AIAA-1998-3872, Research Engineering, NASA Dryden Flight Research Center.
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^ Technical Report NASA/TM-2005-213669, Research Engineering, NASA Dryden Flight Research Center.
  • Dryden Technical Reports Server 1 February 2010 7:49 UTC dtrs.dfrc.nasa.gov [Source type: Academic]

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Operators

Current operators of the F-15 in light blue, F-15E in red, both in dark blue
Two F-15J Eagles of the 202nd TFS, Japan Air Self-Defense Force, take off in formation during a joint USA/Japan exercise.
 Israel
.
  • Israeli Air Force has operated F-15s since 1977, received under Peace Fox I, II and III. These aircraft are currently organized into two F-15A/B squadrons and one F-15C/D squadron.^ The Israeli Air Force received the first two of 25 F-15I aircraft in January 1998.
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    ^ The Israeli Air Force possesses the following types of fighter aircraft: .

    ^ As of 1993 these two C-130s were operated by Air China Cargo.
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    .The first 25 F-15A/Bs were early USAF production airframes,[35] equipping 133 Squadron.^ A second F-15A was obtained from the USAF in early 1976 and was used in trials into the 1990s, when it was finally set aside as a spares hulk.
    • [1.0] F-15 Origins & Variants 1 February 2010 7:49 UTC www.faqs.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ No F-15A/Bs were built new for foreign users, but some development machines and USAF aircraft would be passed on to other countries.
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    ^ TAC is planning to retrofit 40 F-15A/Bs with interface hardware to enable them to launch the USAF's antisatellite (ASAT) missile.
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    The second batch was temporarily embargoed as a result of the 1982 Lebanon War.[69] The IAF had 42 F-15A/C, 15 F-15B/D, and 25 F-15I aircraft in service as of November 2008.[70]
 Japan
.
  • Japan Air Self-Defence Force acquired 203 F-15Js and 20 F-15DJs from 1981, of which 2 F-15Js and 12 F-15DJs were made in U.S. and the rest by Mitsubishi under license.^ Because of this crash the Air Force made a policy that never would two Commanders be on the same plane at the same time.

    ^ The PLAAF is variously reported to have acquired 12 to 20 Il-76s so far.
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    ^ The first F-15A flight was made on 27 July 1972, culminating one of the most successful aircraft development and procurement programs in Air Force history.
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    .These aircraft are currently operated by 2 Hikotai (squadron) of 2. Kokudan (Air Wing), Chitose Air Base, 1 Hikotai of 5. Kokudan, Nyutabaru AB, 1 Hikotai of 6. Kokudan, Komatsu AB, 2 Hikotais of 7. Kokudan, Hyakuri AB and 1 Hikotai of 8. Kokudan, Tsuiki AB. In June 2007, the Air Self-Defense Force decided to upgrade certain F-15 aircraft with synthetic aperture radar pods; these aircraft will replace RF-4 aircraft currently in service.^ The Air Force deployed the first F-15 squadron at Kadena, Okinawa.

    ^ The Air Force discovered wing cracking in F-15 aircraft stationed at Bitburg Air Base, Germany.

    ^ The F15 Eagle program developed the current generation air superiority fighter for the United States Air Force to counter emerging worldwide threats.
    • 4-Channel F15E RC 64mm EDF Foam Jet RTF Version With Radio (Gray) ( Includes Electric Brushless Ducted Turbo Fan + 25A ESC + LiPo Battery 100% Ready-to-Fly ) 19 November 2009 19:34 UTC www.nitroplanes.com [Source type: General]

    [71] Japan had 157 F-15Js and 45 F-15DJs in use as of November 2008.[70]
 Saudi Arabia
.
  • Royal Saudi Air Force has operated 4 squadrons of F-15C/D (55/19) since 1981, received under Peace Sun.^ The F-15C/D also equips the Japanese and Saudi air forces.
    • McDonnell Douglas F-15 Eagle - The Ultimate MiG-Killer 1 February 2010 7:49 UTC www.ausairpower.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ On 5 June 1984, Eagles of No 6 Squadron were involved in an air battle with Iranian piloted F-4 Phantoms witch were threatening Saudi oil fields.
    • F-15 1 February 2010 7:49 UTC www.zap16.com [Source type: General]

    ^ They have since been deployed to support Operation Southern Watch, the patrolling of the UN-sanctioned no-fly zone in Southern Iraq; Operation Provide Comfort in Turkey; in support of NATO operations in Bosnia, and recent air expeditionary force deployments.
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    They are based at Dhahran, Khamis Mushayt and Taif air bases. .A stipulation in the Camp David Peace Agreement limited the number of Saudi F-15 to 60, holding surplus air frames in Luke AFB for RSAF pilot training.^ Peace Sun IX is an F-15 Foreign Military Sales production program, with development, to deliver 72 F-15S aircraft including support equipment, spares, and training to the Royal Saudi government.
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    ^ Pilot and maintainer training takes place at Tyndall AFB, Fla.
    • Defense Tech: Raptor Watch Archives 16 September 2009 21:41 UTC www.defensetech.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ The Saudi RSAF acquired three squadrons under the Peace Sun program, the 45/15 aircraft order being subsequently lifted to 62.
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    This limitation was later abandoned. The RSAF had 139 F-15C/S and 22 F-15D Eagles in operation as of November 2008.[70]
 United States
  • United States Air Force operated 630 F-15 aircraft (499 in active duty and 131 in ANG, all variants) as of September 2008.[72] Bold are active units.

Notable accidents and incidents

.
  • On 1 May 1983, during an Israeli Air Force training dogfight, an F-15D collided with an A-4 Skyhawk.^ Nuclear weapons Main article: Nuclear weapons and Israel The Israeli government refuses to officially confirm or deny whether it has a nuclear weapon program.

    ^ The Air Force is currently earmarked for 183 Raptors, but the problems with the F-15 could lead to additional purchases to fill the void left by F-15 airframes that are not structurally sound.
    • DailyTech - USAF's F-15 Woes Continue to Unfold 1 February 2010 7:49 UTC www.dailytech.com [Source type: General]

    ^ A November 2 crash during a routine dogfighting maneuver in Missouri caused an F-15 to break apart in mid-air.
    • DailyTech - USAF's F-15 Woes Continue to Unfold 1 February 2010 7:49 UTC www.dailytech.com [Source type: General]

    .Unknown to pilot Zivi Nedivi and his copilot, the right wing of the Eagle was sheared off roughly two feet (60 cm) from the fuselage.^ The Eagle can be armed with combinations of four different air-to-air weapons: AIM-7F/M Sparrow missiles or AIM-120 advanced medium range air-to-air missiles on its lower fuselage corners, AIM-9L/M Sidewinder or AIM-120 missiles on two pylons under the wings, and an internal 20mm Gatling gun in the right wing root.
    • USAF Boeing F-15 eagle aircraft history pictures and facts 1 February 2010 7:49 UTC www.aviationexplorer.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ All the calculations and computer simulations show that if a F-15 sheared off a wing it wouldn't be able to stay in the air - guess what?
    • DailyTech - USAF's F-15 Woes Continue to Unfold 1 February 2010 7:49 UTC www.dailytech.com [Source type: General]

    The F-15 entered a spin after the collision. .Zivi decided to attempt recovery and engaged afterburner to increase speed, allowing him to regain control of the aircraft.^ Basic flight controls are also included to allow the back-seater to get the aircraft home should the pilot be disabled.
    • [1.0] F-15 Origins & Variants 1 February 2010 7:49 UTC www.faqs.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .The pilot was able to prevent stalling and maintain control because of the lift generated by the large horizontal surface area of the fuselage, the stabilators and remaining wing areas.^ The exact shape of the surface of a wing is critical to its ability to generate lift.
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    ^ Elevators are control surfaces at the trailing edge of horizontal stabilizers.
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    ^ The main fuselage, wings, and stabilizers are pre-painted and ready to install.
    • E-Flite F-15 Eagle DF ARF 1 February 2010 7:49 UTC www.rcuniverse.com [Source type: General]

    .The F-15 landed at twice the normal speed to maintain the necessary lift, and its tailhook was torn off completely during the landing.^ We learned that only a short take-off area is needed on pavement and that the F-15 can slow up nicely for easy landings.
    • E-Flite F-15 Eagle DF ARF 1 February 2010 7:49 UTC www.rcuniverse.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Their designs usually employ wings and high-lift devices on the wings optimized for best performance during takeoff and landing, as distinguished from an airplane that has a wing optimized for high-speed cruise at high altitude.
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    ^ Flaps and slats are generally used during takeoff and landing to increase the amount of lift produced by the wing at low speeds.
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    .Zivi managed to bring his F-15 to a complete stop approximately 20 ft (6 m) from the end of the runway.^ FG 20, FT 3-15, F 14.
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    ^ This means that at least 25 more JH-7s can now be produced [35] beyond the 15-20 completed thus far.
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    ^ FG 20, FT 2-4, F 15.
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    He was later quoted as saying "(I) probably would have ejected if I knew what had happened." The fuel leak and vapors along the wing had prevented him from seeing what had happened to the wing itself.[75][76]
  • .
  • On 19 March 1990, an F-15 from the 3rd Wing stationed at Elmendorf AFB, AK accidentally fired an AIM-9M Sidewinder missile at another F-15. The damaged aircraft was able to make an emergency landing; it was subsequently repaired and returned to service.^ F-15 Eagle aircrafts fire AIM-7 Sparrow missiles at a tactical ...
    • F15 eagle Stock Photos and Images. 185 F15 eagle pictures and royalty free photography available to search from over 100 stock photo brands. 1 February 2010 7:49 UTC www.fotosearch.com [Source type: General]

    ^ AIM-9M Sidewinder.
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    ^ The AIM-9X Sidewinder AAM is an "off-boresight" missile that can engage a target aircraft without the launch aircraft flying straight at the target to get a "lock" with the missile's heat seeker head.
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    [77]
  • On 22 November 1995, during air-intercept training over the Sea of Japan, a Japanese F-15J flown by Lt. Tatsumi Higuchi was shot down by a AIM-9L Sidewinder missile accidentally fired by his wingman in an incident similar to the one that occurred on 19 March 1990. The pilot ejected safely. .Both F-15Js involved were from JASDF 303rd Squadron, Komatsu AFB.[78]
  • On 26 March 2001,[79] during a low flying training exercise over the Scottish Highlands, two US Air Force F-15Cs crashed near the summit of Ben Macdui in the Cairngorms.^ Crashed during a training mission at the base .

    ^ Crashed near Tyndall AFB (FL) .

    ^ The weapons system accounted for 36 of the 39 Air Force air-to-air victories with a confirmed 26:0 kill ratio.

    [80] .Both, Lieutenant Colonel Kenneth John Hyvonen and Captain Kirk Jones died in the accident which would later result in a court martial for an RAF air traffic controller, who was later found not guilty.^ This is inaccurate, the findings were a "breakdown in terrain avoidance responsibilities between the pilot(s) and air traffic controller(s) on the ground".

    ^ A recent feedback on your site lists the aaib as finding the Air Traffic Controller to be at fault.

    ^ It is now believed that the pilot who died in the mid-air was Capt Edwin " Cowboy " W. Cardin USAF. Can anyone confirm this or add extra details ???

    [81]
  • On 2 November 2007, a 27-year-old F-15C (s/n 80-0034 of the 131st Fighter Wing) crashed during air combat maneuvering training near St. Louis, Missouri. The pilot, Maj. .Stephen W. Stilwell, ejected but suffered serious injuries.^ Rudolph U. Zuberbuhler ejected suffered minor injuries .

    ^ Pilot Major Stephen W. Stilwell ejected, taken to a local hospital for treatment .

    ^ Jon Counsell eject ed at Mach 1.14 suffered serious injuries and was rescued after 21/2 hours in the water by 20th SOS MH‑53 .

    .The crash was the result of an in-flight breakup due to structural failure.^ The Comet quickly suffered two fatal crashes due to structural problems and was grounded.
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    ^ We've had structural failures in our heavies that have resulted in the same catastrophe that plagued the F15 of Nov11.
    • DailyTech - USAF's F-15 Woes Continue to Unfold 1 February 2010 7:49 UTC www.dailytech.com [Source type: General]

    .On 3 November 2007, all non-mission critical models of the F-15 were grounded pending the outcome of the crash investigation,[82] and on the following day, grounded non-mission critical F-15s engaged in combat missions in the Middle East.^ The large E-flite F-15 is very attractive and an impressive model both on the ground and in the air.
    • E-flite F-15 Eagle DF Twin ARF - RC Groups 1 February 2010 7:49 UTC www.rcgroups.com [Source type: General]

    ^ The F-15 SPO termed its actions in support of the troops deployed to the Middle East "Desert Eagle."

    ^ Globbet 21:57, 22 November 2007 (UTC) More: He has updated his blog in the last couple of days - he's been to Japan.
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    [83] .By 13 November 2007 over 1,100 were grounded worldwide after Israel, Japan and Saudi Arabia grounded their aircraft as well.^ I never said we had bases in Israel, I said we had bases in holy land, which is meant to imply SAUDI ARABIA. So the Taliban didn't get weapons from us second-hand?
    • DailyTech - USAF's F-15 Woes Continue to Unfold 1 February 2010 7:49 UTC www.dailytech.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Saudi Arabia would use the GBU-15s to enhance the stand off attack capability of the F-15S aircraft.
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    ^ By BansheeX on 12/24/07 , Rating: 3 By BansheeX on 12/24/2007 3:49:31 PM , Rating: 3 Al-Qaeda taking over oil fields in Saudi Arabia?
    • DailyTech - USAF's F-15 Woes Continue to Unfold 1 February 2010 7:49 UTC www.dailytech.com [Source type: General]

    [84] F-15Es were cleared on 15 November 2007 pending aircraft passing inspections.[85] On 8 January 2008, the USAF cleared 60 percent of the F-15A-D fleet for return to flight.[54] .On 10 January 2008, the accident review board released its report stating the 2 November crash was related to the longeron not meeting drawing specifications.^ In 1986, an Israeli civil servant who worked in the state-owned nuclear industry flew to London where he was invited to meet with reporters working for The Sunday Times.

    [55] .The Air Force cleared all its grounded F-15A-D fighters for flight on 15 February 2008 pending inspections, reviews and any needed repairs.^ The F15 Eagle program developed the current generation air superiority fighter for the United States Air Force to counter emerging worldwide threats.
    • 4-Channel F15E RC 64mm EDF Foam Jet RTF Version With Radio (Gray) ( Includes Electric Brushless Ducted Turbo Fan + 25A ESC + LiPo Battery 100% Ready-to-Fly ) 19 November 2009 19:34 UTC www.nitroplanes.com [Source type: General]

    ^ F-15 [22:36:52] hauptvermessungsabteilungXXI@._.: F-15 Eagle - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia The McDonnell Douglas (now Boeing) F-15 Eagle is an all-weather tactical fighter designed to gain and maintain air superiority in aerial combat.
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    ^ Today I'm off to Langley Air Force Base, home of the $300-million F-22 Raptors of the 1st Fighter Wing.
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    [57] .In March 2008, Stilwell, the injured pilot, filed a lawsuit against Boeing, the F-15's manufacturer.^ Discussion New E-flite F-15 Eagle EDF (expected March 2008) .
    • E-flite F-15 Eagle DF Twin ARF - RC Groups 1 February 2010 7:49 UTC www.rcgroups.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Rocket000 19:34, 15 March 2008 (UTC) .
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    ^ Gary King 15:52, 28 March 2008 (UTC) .
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Specifications (F-15C Eagle)

Three view diagram of the F-15 Eagle.

Data from USAF fact sheet,[87] Jane's All the World's Aircraft,[88] Davies 2002,[89] GlobalSecurity[90]

General characteristics
  • Crew: 1
  • Length: 63 ft 9 in (19.43 m)
  • Wingspan: 42 ft 10 in (13.05 m)
  • Height: 18 ft 6 in (5.63 m)
  • Wing area: 608 ft² (56.5 m²)
  • Airfoil: NACA 64A006.6 root, NACA 64A203 tip
  • Empty weight: 28,000 lb (12,700 kg)
  • Loaded weight: 44,500 lb (20,200 kg)
  • Max takeoff weight: 68,000 lb (30,845 kg)
  • Powerplant:Pratt & Whitney F100-100, -220 or -229 afterburning turbofans
    • Dry thrust: 17,450 lbf (77.62 kN) each
    • Thrust with afterburner: 25,000 lbf for -220; 29,000 lbf for -229 (111.2 kN for -220; 129.0 kN for -229) each
Performance
An F-15 with intake ramps in different positions
Armament
Avionics
.
  • Radar:
    • Raytheon AN/APG-63 or AN/APG-70 or
      • Although several F-15C aircraft were produced with APG-70 radar, all have been retrofitted to the AN/APG-63(V)1 configuration
    • Raytheon AN/APG-63(V)1 or
    • Raytheon AN/APG-63(V)2 Active Electronically Scanned Array (AESA) or
    • Raytheon AN/APG-63(V)3 Active Electronically Scanned Array (AESA)
      • Both active AF and ANG F-15Cs will receive another (up to) 48 V3 units between 2009-2015, over the existing 19 aircraft.^ The radar is a APG-84, a mix between the APG-70 and the APG-81.

        ^ Survivability improvements include a BAES Digital Electronic Warfare System (DEWS) working in concert with the Raytheon Advanced Electronic Scanning Array (AESA) radar.
        • DailyTech - Boeing Unveils F-15 "Silent Eagle" Details 1 February 2010 7:49 UTC www.dailytech.com [Source type: General]

        ^ The Air Force announced plans to equip some frontline F-15C fighters with the APG-63(v)2 Active Electronically Scanned Array (ASEA) advanced radar system.

        [91]
  • Countermeasures:
    • AN/APX-76 or AN/APX-119 Identify Friend/Foe (IFF) interrogator
    • Magnavox AN/ALQ-128 Electronic Warfare Warning Set (EWWS) -part of Tactical Electronic Warfare Systems (TEWS)
    • Loral AN/ALR-56 Radar Warning Receiver (RWR)-part of Tactical Electronic Warfare Systems (TEWS)
    • Northrop ALQ-135 Internal Countermeasures System (ICS) - part of Tactical Electronic Warfare Systems (TEWS)
    • AN/ALE-45 chaff/flare dispensers
.
Pratt & Whitney F100 turbofan engines of an F-15C Eagle
  • Others:
    • Joint Helmet Mounted Cueing System[91]
    • MXU-648 Cargo/Travel Pod - to carry personal belongings, and small pieces of maintenance equipment.^ McDonnell Douglas Training Systems, St. Louis, Missouri, contracted to provide for Strike Helmet 21 (a helmet mounted cueing system integrated into an F-15E to enhance and expand the strike role).

      ^ The An-70 can carry 35 tons, approaching that of the Il-76, and uses turboprop engines that consume nearly half the fuel of the turbofans of the Il-76.
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      ^ The Lockheed Martin F-16C Block 50 with a General Electric 110 engine out-accelerates the F-22 with its two Pratt & Whitney 119s -- at any altitude .
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Notable appearances in media

.The F-15 was the subject of the IMAX movie Fighter Pilot: Operation Red Flag, about the RED FLAG exercises.^ The Air Force declares Full Operational Capability after excelling in numerous operational tests such as the deployment to Kadena Air Base in Japan, Red Flag, Combat Hammer and the Northern Edge exercise in Alaska along with completing aircraft deliveries to the 1st Fighter Wing at Langley AFB.” .
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^ US Air Force Fighter Pilots - F-15 Fighter Aircraft - F-16 Fighter Aircraft - Cockpit Footage - heads up display (HUD) footage video US Air Force Fighter Pilots - F-15 Fighter Aircraft - F-16 Fighter Aircraft - Cockpit Footage - heads up display (HUD) footage video.
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^ Well, speaking only about the F-15, here are the flags we identify and the possible alternate history that could came from them: Iran Well...

.In Tom Clancy's nonfiction book, Fighter Wing (1995), a detailed analysis of the Air Force's premier fighter aircraft, the F-15 Eagle and its capabilities are showcased.^ The Israeli Air Force possesses the following types of fighter aircraft: .

^ U,S, Air Force captain looks out over the sky in a F-15 Eagle on ...
  • F15 eagle Stock Photos and Images. 185 F15 eagle pictures and royalty free photography available to search from over 100 stock photo brands. 1 February 2010 7:49 UTC www.fotosearch.com [Source type: General]

^ The F15 Eagle program developed the current generation air superiority fighter for the United States Air Force to counter emerging worldwide threats.
  • 4-Channel F15E RC 64mm EDF Foam Jet RTF Version With Radio (Gray) ( Includes Electric Brushless Ducted Turbo Fan + 25A ESC + LiPo Battery 100% Ready-to-Fly ) 19 November 2009 19:34 UTC www.nitroplanes.com [Source type: General]

[92]
.The F-15 has also been popular subject as a toy, and a fictional likeness of an aircraft similar to the F-15 has been used in cartoons, books and both animated television series and animated films.^ The Air Force authorized use of a common ejection seat in the F-15, F-16, and A-10 aircraft.

^ I for one like like to see a similar upgrade made to the A-10 that the F-15 is getting.
  • DailyTech - Boeing Unveils F-15 "Silent Eagle" Details 1 February 2010 7:49 UTC www.dailytech.com [Source type: General]

^ However, both modified H-6 bombers plus expected Il-78 refueling aircraft, can be used to extend the A-50’s time on station.
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See also

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References

Notes

  1. ^ Davies and Dildy 2007, p. 249.
  2. ^ a b McDonnell Douglas F-15 Streak Eagle fact sheet, National Museum of the United States Air Force.
  3. ^ Davies and Dildy 2007, inside cover.
  4. ^ Spick 2000, p. 127.
  5. ^ a b c Tirpak, John A. "Making the Best of the Fighter Force". Air Force magazine, March 2007.
  6. ^ a b Jenkins 1998, pp. 5–7.
  7. ^ Davies 2002, p. 10.
  8. ^ "In July 1967 at the Domodedovo airfield near Moscow, the Soviet Union unveiled a new generation of combat aircraft.. condenamed [sic] Foxbat by NATO.": "Development" in Modern Fighting Aircraft, 1983
  9. ^ a b Davies 2002, pp. 9–11.
  10. ^ Bowman 1980, p. 193.
  11. ^ Davies 2002, pp. 7–9.
  12. ^ a b Eden and Moeng 2002, p. 944.
  13. ^ Jenkins 1998, p. 10.
  14. ^ Jenkins 1998, pp. 9–11.
  15. ^ Spick 2000, pp. 130–131.
  16. ^ "Chapter 5: Return of the Air Superiority Fighter". A Half Century of U.S. Fighter Aircraft R&D. RAND, 1998. ISBN 0-8330-2595-3.
  17. ^ Jenkins, Dennis R. F/A-18 Hornet: A Navy Success Story, pp. 1–8. New York: McGraw-Hill, 2000. ISBN 0-07-134696-1.
  18. ^ a b Jenkins 1998, pp. 33–34.
  19. ^ a b Green and Swanborough 1998, p. 371.
  20. ^ Davies and Dildy 2007, p. 115.
  21. ^ Davies and Dildy 2007, pp. 161-65.
  22. ^ Davies, Steve. Boeing F-15E Strike Eagle, All-Weather Attack Aircraft, pp. 15-16, 25, 31-32. Airlife Publishing, Ltd., 2003. ISBN 1-84037-378-4.
  23. ^ Davies and Dildy 2007, pp. 168-69.
  24. ^ a b "Boeing Awarded $70 Million Contract for Enhanced F-15C Radar", Boeing, 9 October 2007.
  25. ^ a b Air Force Will Get New Bomber, Upgrades To Fighters, Spacewar.com, 5 October 2006.
  26. ^ Gunston 1986, p. 194.
  27. ^ Huenecke 1987, pp. 227–230.
  28. ^ a b Jenkins 1998, pp. 97–104.
  29. ^ Huenecke 1987, pp. 232–236.
  30. ^ a b Lambert 1993, p. 521.
  31. ^ Jenkins 1998, p. 111.
  32. ^ Lambert 1993, p. 523.
  33. ^ 18 APG-63(V)2
  34. ^ a b Scutts 1989, p. 47.
  35. ^ a b "An Eagle evolves", Boeing, January 2004.
  36. ^ "Israeli Air-to-Air Victories since 1974", ACIG.org, September 24, 2003.
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  39. ^ Halloran, Richard, 2 Iranian Fighters Reported Downed by Saudi Air Force New York Times, 6 June 1984, p. 1. Retrieved 26 January 2008.
  40. ^ F-15 in Saudi Service
  41. ^ F-15A 76-0084 (USAF source)
  42. ^ F-15A 76-0086
  43. ^ a b Jenkins 1998, p. 31.
  44. ^ a b Karambelas, Gregory and Sven Grahn, ed. The F-15 ASAT story. svengrahn.pp.se
  45. ^ a b c Grier, Peter."The Flying Tomato Can". Air Force magazine, February 2009.
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  47. ^ Davies 2002, pp. 31–40.
  48. ^ a b U.S. Air Force Historical Research Agency.
  49. ^ 1st. Fighter Wing timeline
  50. ^ Patrolling Iraq's Northern Skies.
  51. ^ Animated image Air Force Magazine February 2008. Retrieved 7 February 2008. Frames from an animated image by Boeing recreating the breakup are here.
  52. ^ "F-15 A-D models ordered to stand down for additional inspections", U.S. Air Force, November 28, 2007.
  53. ^ a b Lindlaw, Scott (for Associated Press). "F-15 grounding strains U.S. air defenses", ABC News, December 26, 2007.
  54. ^ a b "Air Combat Command clears selected F-15s for flight", Air Force, January 9, 2008.
  55. ^ a b "F-15 Eagle accident report released". US Air Force, 10 January 2008. Retrieved 26 January 2008.
  56. ^ Buzanowski, J.G. Air Force leaders discuss F-15 accident, future. US Air Force, January 10, 2008. Retrieved 26 January 2008.
  57. ^ a b "ACC issues latest release from stand down for F-15s", Air Force, 15 February 2008.
  58. ^ Russian fighters superior, says Pentagon
  59. ^ Cornyn: We need F-22s to protect Us from.... India?
  60. ^ USAF Colonel Terrence Fornof gives lecture on USAF dominance over Indian Russian-made SU-30s during Red Flag exercises
  61. ^ John Correll, "The Reformers", Air Force Magazine, February 2008, Vol. 91 Number 2, p. 44.
  62. ^ http://www.ng.mil/news/archives/2009/10/101309-Final.aspx
  63. ^ a b c d e f g Davies 2002.
  64. ^ Jenkins 1998, pp. 71–72.
  65. ^ a b Jenkins 1998, pp. 65–70.
  66. ^ a b "Sonic Solutions". Aviation Week & Space Technology, 5 January 2009, p. 53. (online version, subscription required)
  67. ^ F-15 Flight Research Facility fact sheet. Dryden Flight Research Center.
  68. ^ F-15B Research Testbed fact sheet. Dryden Flight Research Center.
  69. ^ Gething 1983
  70. ^ a b c "Directory: World Air Forces". Flight International, 11-17 November 2008.
  71. ^ "Lockheed Martin to Upgrade Radar for Reconnaissance Version of Japan's F-15", Lockheed Martin press release, June 19, 2007.
  72. ^ Mehuron, Tamar A., Assoc. Editor. 2009 USAF Almanac, Fact and Figures. Air Force Magazine, May 2009.
  73. ^ Air Force Historical Research Agency
  74. ^ http://www.173fw.ang.af.mil/
  75. ^ No Wing F15 - crew stories - USS Bennington Retrieved 31 July 2006.
  76. ^ F-15 flying with one wing by an Israeli pilot
  77. ^ Jet Pilot Accidentally Fired Live Missile, Air Force Says. New York Times
  78. ^ F-15 Eagle Losses and Ejections Retrieved: 2 March 2008.
  79. ^ "Crash controller 'partly blamed'." BBC.co.uk, 6 February 2006. Retrieved 18 July 2009.
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  81. ^ "Air controller found not guilty." BBC.co.uk, 25 February 2003. Retrieved 8 March 2009.
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  83. ^ "Air Force grounds F-15s in Afghanistan after Missouri crash", CNN, 5 November 2007.
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  85. ^ "Officials begin to clear F-15Es to full-mission status", U.S. Air Force, 15 November 2007.
  86. ^ Lawsuit
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  88. ^ Lambert 1993, p. 522.
  89. ^ Davies 2002, Appendix 1.
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The F-15 Eagle is a fighter jet that originally made by McDonnell-Douglas (later Boeing). It is known around the world for its toughness and undefeated record, meaning that it has never been shot down by an enemy plane. It is used primarily by the United States Air Force, but it is also used in Israel,Japan, Saudi Arabia and South Korea. It carries missiles to shoot down enemy fighter jet planes.

=Redesign

= In 1981, the F-15 was redesigned to include the ability to carry bombs, allowing the F-15 to assume a ground-attack role, as well. This means that in addition to shooting down other planes, it can destroy buildings on the ground. This new variant (design) of the aircraft was called the F-15E Strike Eagle.

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