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Boeing F-15 Strike Eagle Jet Fighter Plane

When the USAF learned of the new Russian MiG-25 "Foxbat" fighter they feared the Soviet aircraft was almost certainly superior in performance to their existing McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom II jet fighters, the American answer to this scenario was the McDonnell Douglas (now Boeing) F-15 Eagle of 1972. The F-15E Strike Eagle is an improved variant evolved from the McDonnell Douglas F-15 Eagle and entered service with the USAF in July 1989.

Boeing F-15 Strike Eagle Jet Fighter Plane


The most unbelievable event involving an F-15 occurred in Israel when one of it's F-15's was involved in an air-to-air collision with a Douglas A-4 Skyhawk, the Skyhawk exploded and the F-15 lost one of it's wings, however it returned to base and successfully landed, was eventually re-winged and flew again! not possible? McDonnell-Douglas, the aircraft's original manufacture, thought so and refused to believe it until shown a video recording of the incident!

It is of note that all F-15's in service were grounded in November 2007 following the in-air break-up of a Missouri Air National Guard F-15C. The F-15C and F-15D fighters are due to be replaced by the F-22 Raptor as they become available, the ground attack variant, the F-15E, is to remain in service possibly until 2025.

Boeing F-15C Eagle Specifications:

  • Crew: Pilot only
  • Length: 63 ft 9 in (19.43 m)
  • Wingspan: 42 ft 10 in (13.05 m)
  • Height: 18 ft 6 in (5.63 m)
  • 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)
  • Engines: Twin 29,000 lbf Pratt & Whitney F100 afterburning turbofans
  • Maximum speed: Mach 2.5+ (1875 mph, 3018 km/h)
  • Combat radius: 1,061 nmi (1,222 mi, 1,967 km) for interdiction mission
  • Service ceiling 65,000 ft (20,000 m)
  • Rate of climb: 50,000 ft/min (254 m/s)

Boeing F-15C Eagle Armament:

  • Guns: Single internal 20 mm (0.787 in) M61A1 gatling gun

Hard-points: four wing, four fuselage with the capability to carry the following missiles:

  • AIM-7F Sparrow
  • AIM-120 AMRAAM
  • AIM-9 Sidewinders
Operation Iraqi Freedom

A  USAF 494th Fighter Squadron Boeing F-15E Strike Eagle takes to the sky From RAF Lakenheath in route to a new deployment in support of "Operation Iraqi Freedom"

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