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F-15-Eagle

Type:Air superiority fighter
Manufacturer:McDonnell Douglas/Boeing
Maiden flight:1972-07-27
Introduced:1976-01-09
Primary users:United States Air Force
Israel
Japan
Republic of Korea
Saudi Arabia
Unit cost:US$29.9 million in 1998
Variants:F-15E
F-15S/MTD

GENERAL CHARACTERISTICS

Crew: 1
Length: 63.8 ft (19.44 m)
Wingspan: 42.8 ft (13 m)
Height: 18.5 ft (5.6 m)
Wing area: 608 ft (56.5 m)
Airfoil: NACA 64A006.6 root, NACA 64A203 tip
Empty weight: 28,000 lb (12,700 kg)
Loaded weight: 44,500 lb (20,200 kg)
Max takeoff weight: 68,000 lb (30,845 kg)
Powerplant: 2 Pratt & Whitney F100-229 afterburning turbofans
Dry thrust: 23,450 lbf (104 kN) each
Thrust with afterburner: 29,000 lbf (129 kN) each

PERFORMANCE

Maximum speed: Mach 1.2, 900 mph at low altitude; Mach 2.5, 1,650 mph at high altitude (1,450 km/h / 2,655 km/h)
Range: 2,500 miles ferry with internal fuel tanks, 3,450 miles ferry with external fuel tanks and conformal fuel tanks (4,023 km / 5,552 km)
Service ceiling: 65,000 ft (19,800 m)
Rate of climb: 50,000 ft/min (255 m/s)
Wing loading: 73.1 lb/ft (358 kg/m)
Thrust/weight: 1.04

ARMAMENT

One internally mounted M-61A1 20-mm six-barrel cannon with 940 rounds of ammunition. Externally, a combination of AIM-7F Sparrows, AIM-120 AMRAAMs, and AIM-9 Sidewinders on 4 wing and 4 fuselage pylons, plus a total ordnance load of 16,000 lb (7,300 kg) on two wing stations, one centerline station and optional fuselage pylons
Avionics
Radar: Raytheon AN/APG-63 or AN/APG-70 or Raytheon AN/APG-63(V)2 Active Electronically Scanned Array (AESA)
Countermeasures: AN/APX-76 IFF interrogator, AN/ALQ-128 radar warning suite, AN/ALR-56 radar warning receiver, ALQ-135 internal countermeasures system, AN/ALE-45 chaff/flare dispensors
Unit cost(FY98): $29.9 million USD

VARIANTS

F-15A: Single-seat all-weather air-superiority fighter version.
F-15B: Two-seat training version, formerly designated TF-15A.
F-15C: Improved single-seat all-weather air-superiority fighter version.
F-15D: Two-seat training version.
F-15J: Single-seat all-weather air-superiority fighter version for the Japanese Air Self Defence Force. Built under licence in Japan by Mitsubishi.
F-15DJ: Two-seat training version for the Japanese Air Self Defence Force. Built under licence in Japan by Mitsubishi.
F-15E Strike Eagle: Two-seat all-weather long-range strike and ground-attack aircraft for the US Air Force.
F-15I Ra'am (Thunder): Advanced version of the F-15E Strike Eagle for the Israeli Air Force.
F-15K Slam Eagle: Advanced version of the F-15E Strike Eagle for the Republic of Korea Air Force.
F-15S: Export version of the F-15E Strike Eagle for the Royal Saudi Air Force.
F-15SG: Advanced version of the F-15E Strike Eagle for the Republic of Singapore Air Force.
F-15S/MTD: One TF-15A was converted into a short take-off and landing, maneuver technology demonstrator aircraft.
F-15 ACTIVE: One F-15S/MTD was converted into an advanced control technology research aircraft.
F-15 IFCS: One F-15 ACTIVE was converted into an intelligent flight control systems research aircraft.
F-15 Streak Eagle: One stripped and unpainted F-15A, demonstrated the fighter;s acceleration ; broke eight time-to-climb world records between Jan. 16 and Feb. 1, 1975.

F-15 EAGLE
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