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Also Known As: F-15A Baz
Origin: United States of America
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Description: The F-15 Eagle is an all-weather, extremely maneuverable, tactical fighter aircraft designed to outperform and outfight enemy aircraft obtaining air supremacy for the US Air Force. It replaced the F-4 Phantom II in the US Air Force inventory. During the Balkan conflict the F-15s downed four Serbian MiG-29 Fulcrum and 33 out of the 35 fixed-wing aircraft downed during the Gulf War. The success key of the F-15 Eagle is combination of maneuverability, weaponry, advanced avionics and a pulse-Doppler radar system. The pulse-Doppler radar permits to engage multiple low and high flying targets at long range. The F-15's internal countermeasures system provides both threat warning and automatic delivery of countermeasures against selected threats. The F-15A/B aircraft entered service with the US Air Force in 1975. McDonnell Douglas, now Boeing, has produced more than 2,000 aircraft to date for the US Air Force and several customers worldwide.
The F-15 Eagle air defense fighter aircraft is armed with an internal 20mm Gatling gun, four medium range AIM-7 Sparrow or AIM-120A/B/C AMRAAM missiles and up to four short range AIM-9 Sidewinder missiles. The key sensor provided to the Eagle is the APG-63 pulse Doppler radar which allows to engage the most elusive airborne targets flying at low altitudes. The A, B, C and D models of this aircraft were designed to fly exclusively air defense missions with none or near irrelevant attack capabilities.
The first flight of the single-seat F-15A Eagle was carried out in 1972 achieving operational capability three years later, in 1975. Some of the US Air Force F-15As were transferred to Israel and the remaining were withdrawn from active service in the early 2000s. The air defense F-15s are seen as of very limited use in an era when multi-purpose aircraft are highly available.
F-15A Eagle Specifications
Number of Engines: 2
Height: 5.65 meter (18.5 foot)
Length: 19.5 meter (64 foot)
Main Gun Caliber: 20 millimeter
Wingspan: 13.1 meter (43 foot)
Ceiling: 19,812 meter (65,000 foot)
Max Range: 4,600 kilometer (2,484 nautical mile)
Top Speed at High Altitude: 830 mps (2,989 kph)
Empty Weight: 12,970 kilogram (28,593 pound)
Max Takeoff Thrust: 47,660 pound (21,619 kilogram)
Max Takeoff Weight: 25,400 kilogram (55,996 pound)
CEP: Circular Error Probable
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F-15A Eagle News
There are 6 news between
24 Sep 2004 and 10 Dec 2007
Monday, December 10, 2007US Air Force F-15A/B/C/Ds Undergo Extensive Technical InspectionsMonday, December 12, 2005Singapore Signs Next Generation Fighter ContractThursday, October 6, 2005USAF Bombers Common Mission Planning SystemThursday, July 21, 2005FMS: Israel F-15 and F-16 Fleet Logistics SupportTuesday, April 26, 2005FMS: Israel Interested in Bunker Buster BombsFriday, September 24, 2004Multi-Service Combat Support Breakthrough
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