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McDonnell Douglas F-15A Eagle (Fighter)
McDonnell Douglas F-15A Eagle (Fighter)
McDonnell Douglas F-15A Eagle (Fighter)
McDonnell Douglas F-15A Eagle (Fighter)
McDonnell Douglas F-15A Eagle (Fighter)

McDonnell Douglas F-15A Eagle (Fighter)

Snapshot
Nickname:
Eagle
Number Built:
1500+
Make:
McDonnell Douglas Corporation
Mission:
Fighter
Location:
Hangar 79
Background

The American military force found itself without an appropriate all-weather fighter during the air war in Vietnam. As an interim measure, the U.S. Air Force ordered their own variant of the Navy’s F-4 Phantom II. In 1969, McDonnell Douglas began development of the Air Force’s next generation fighter. The resulting design, the F-15 Eagle, was the first production aircraft that produced more thrust than weight.

The Eagle features a heads-up display that is visible in all light conditions and provides the pilot all essential flight information. The advanced pulse-Doppler radar system can detect low-flying targets without confusing them with surface clutter. The radar feeds the target information into the aircraft’s central digital computer for weapons delivery. The complete multimission avionics system sets the Eagle apart from other modern fighter aircraft.

The C, D, and E models served extensively in the Persian Gulf in 1991, with the F-15C fighters accounting for 34 of the 37 Air Force air-to-air victories supporting Operation Desert Storm.

Please visit “McDonnell Douglas F-15 Eagle” blog post for more information on this aircraft.

Specs
Contractor
McDonnell Douglas Corporation
Deployment Date
First flight, July 1972; Operational November 1974
Span
42 feet, 10 inches
Length
63 feet, 9 inches
Height
18 feet, 5 inches
Weight
68,000 lbs
Max. Speed
Mach 2.5
Service Ceiling
65,000 feet
Range
2,500 miles
Crew
1 Pilot