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McDonnell Douglas F-15 Eagle

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After more than three years of design studies McDonnell Douglas was selected as prime contractor in 1969 for the F-X advanced air-superiority fighter.  The first F-15 flew in 1972.

A modified Eagle, the F-15E Strike Eagle performs the role of all-weather tactical interdiction aircraft retaining full air-to-air combat capability.  The Strike Eagle first flew in 1981.

Both air-superiority and tactical-
interdiction Eagles were used extensively in the Gulf War.

Eagles are also flown by the Israeli, Japanese and Saudi Arabian air forces.

Specifications (F-15C)





Type: Fighter
Engines: two 23,930 lb (106 kN) afterburning thrust Pratt & Whitney F100-PW-100 turbofans
F-15A: single-seat fighter
F-15B: two-seat trainer
F-15C: improved single-seat fighter
F-15D: improved two-seat trainer
F-15E: tactical strike version named Strike Eagle
F-15J: license built by Mitsubishi
F-15DJ: two-seat trainer built by Mitsubishi
F-15I: built for the Isaeli Air force named Ra'am (Hebrew: Thunder)
F-15K: built for the Republic of Korea Air Force named Slam Eagle
F-15S: built for Saudi Arabia

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