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Also Known As: F-15D Baz and F-15DJ
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 twin-seat F-15D Eagle entered the US Air Force inventory beginning in 1979 and deliveries continued until the late 1980s. The D model has additional internal fuel, provision for carrying external conformal fuel tanks, and increased maximum takeoff weight. The most part of F-15A/B operational shortfalls were solved in the C/D models. In addition to the United States of America, Japan, Israel and Saudi Arabia are the only foreign operators of the combat-proven F-15D Eagle, F-15DJ designation for Japanese Eagles. The US Air Force F-15C/D aircraft are equipped with APG-63 and APG-70 radars. The APG-63(V)1, APG-63(V)2 and APG-63(V)3 upgraded radars were provided to over a hundred aircraft in the 2000s as part of a modernization effort. The entire US Air Force F-15C/D fleet is slated for retirement in the 2020-2025 timeframe or earlier depending on the defense budget cuts.
F-15D 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: 5,550 kilometer (2,997 nautical mile)
Top Speed at High Altitude: 830 mps (2,989 kph)
Empty Weight: 12,970 kilogram (28,593 pound)
Max Takeoff Thrust: 47,680 pound (21,628 kilogram)
Max Takeoff Weight: 30,850 kilogram (68,011 pound)
CEP: Circular Error Probable
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F-15D Eagle News
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30 Apr 2004 and 22 Aug 2016
Monday, August 22, 2016Japan to Uprgade its F-15J and F-15DJ to Carry up to 16 Air-to-Air MissilesFriday, February 3, 2012US Air Force Announces Proposed Force Structure ChangesThursday, November 4, 2010First Four F-15C Fighter Aircraft Equipped with APG-63(V)3 AESA Radar Delivered to Kadena AFBMonday, April 12, 2010First Operational F-15C with APG-63(V)3 AESA Radar Rolled OutFriday, May 29, 2009AIM-120D AMRAAM Completes Seventh Test FlightMonday, March 30, 2009Royal Saudi Air Force to Purchase Raytheon AIM-9X Missiles for its F-15 AircraftFriday, May 2, 2008General Dynamics to Build the New Wideband Radomes for F-15 Radar Modernization ProgramMonday, December 10, 2007US Air Force F-15A/B/C/Ds Undergo Extensive Technical InspectionsTuesday, June 19, 2007Lockheed Martin to Provide Reconnaissance Capability for Selected Japanese F-15sFriday, June 23, 2006Air Force General Sees Room for 381 F-22s
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