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F-15D Eagle  
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 1979
Total Production: 61
Unitary Cost: USD$34 million
Also Known As: F-15D Baz and F-15DJ
Origin: United States of America
Corporations: Boeing
Parent System: F-15 Eagle
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): September 1975
Maiden Flight: July 1972
Total Production: 1,832
Total Cost: USD$59 billion
Family Members: F-15 Silent Eagle, F-15A Eagle, F-15B Eagle, F-15C Eagle, F-15E Strike Eagle, F-15K Slam Eagle, F-15SA and F-15SG
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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

Crew: 2
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

There are 18 news between
30 Apr 2004 and 8 Dec 2017
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Friday, December 8, 2017Japan to Buy JSM and JASSM ER Air-Launched Long-Range Cruise Missiles
Monday, August 22, 2016Japan to Uprgade its F-15J and F-15DJ to Carry up to 16 Air-to-Air Missiles
Friday, February 3, 2012US Air Force Announces Proposed Force Structure Changes
Thursday, November 4, 2010First Four F-15C Fighter Aircraft Equipped with APG-63(V)3 AESA Radar Delivered to Kadena AFB
Monday, April 12, 2010First Operational F-15C with APG-63(V)3 AESA Radar Rolled Out
Friday, May 29, 2009AIM-120D AMRAAM Completes Seventh Test Flight
Monday, March 30, 2009Royal Saudi Air Force to Purchase Raytheon AIM-9X Missiles for its F-15 Aircraft
Friday, May 2, 2008General Dynamics to Build the New Wideband Radomes for F-15 Radar Modernization Program
Monday, December 10, 2007US Air Force F-15A/B/C/Ds Undergo Extensive Technical Inspections
Tuesday, June 19, 2007Lockheed Martin to Provide Reconnaissance Capability for Selected Japanese F-15s

Operators & Related Equipment

United States of America61
Jul 2015223F-15C/D

Grand Total 614
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