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F-15 Eagle

 

The American tactical fighter aircraft F-15 Eagle

 

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F-15 Eagle. Photo Credit : USAF

 

     The F-15 Eagle is an American tactical fighter. It was developed during the 70’s by McDonnell Douglas. The first flight took place 27 July 1972. The F-15 Eagle entered service in 9 January 1976.

     The F-15 Eagle was developed for interception and the air supremacy.





Variants :

F-15A Eagle – single-seat
F-15B Eagle – two-seat, training
F-15C Eagle – single-seat, air-superiority fighter
F-15D Eagle – two-seat, training
F-15E Strike Eagle – two-seat, multirole strike fighter
F-15SE Silent Eagle – two-seat, using stealth features, internal weapons carriage. In development.


Users :

USA – United States Air Force
Israel
Saudi Arabia
Japan – built under license by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries
South Korea
Singapore




Armament F-15 Eagle

Gun : M61A1 Vulcan rotary 6 x 20 mm
Capacity : 940 rounds (510 rounds F-15E Strike Eagle)
Rate of fire : 6 000 rounds per minute

Hardpoints : 11, up to 7 300 kg
Air-to-air missile : AIM-120 AMRAAM, AIM-9 Sidewinder, AIM-7 Sparrow
Bombs : Mark 82, Mark 84, GBU-10, GBU-31

Armament F-15E Strike Eagle

Hardpoints : 11, up to 10 400 kg
Air-to-air missile : AIM-120 AMRAAM, AIM-9 Sidewinder, AIM-7 Sparrow
Air-to-surface missile : AGM-65 Maverick, AGM-84 Harpoon, AGM-130, AGM-154, AGM-158
Bombs : Mark 82, Mark 84, CBU series, GBU Paveway series, GBU-28, GBU-31, GBU-39, GBU-54 LJDAM

Armament F-15SE Silent Eagle

Internal hardpoints : 4
External hardpoints : 11, the same as F-15E Strike Eagle


Specifications

Crew : 1
Powerplant : 2 x Pratt & Whitney F100-PW-100 / F100-PW-220
Thrust : 2 x 129 kN /105.7 kN with afterburner
Maximum speed in high altitude : 2 665 km/h (Mach 2.5)
Maximum speed in low altitude : 1 450 km/h (Mach 1.2)
Service ceiling : 20 000 m
Combat radius : 1 950 km

Empty weight : 12 700 kg
Loaded weight : 20 185 kg
Maximum takeoff weight : 30 845 kg

Length : 19.43 m
Wingspan : 13.05 m
Height : 5.63 m

 

 

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F-15C Eagle. Photo Credit : Senior Airman Maeson L. Elleman / USAF

 

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South Corean F-15E Strike Eagle. Photo Credit : Senior Airman Divine Cox / USAF

 

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F-15 Eagle. Photo Credit : Samuel King Jr. / USAF

 

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F-15 Eagle F-16 Falcon. Photo Credit : Master Sgt. David J. Loeffler / USAF

 

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B-52, F-15, F-16 and F-18 from USAF, Japan ASDF and Royal Australian AF. Photo Credit : Tech. Sgt. Jason Robertson / USAF

 

 

 

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