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F-15 Eagle

The F-15 Eagle is an all-weather, extremely maneuverable, tactical fighter designed to permit the Air Force to gain and maintain air supremacy over the battlefield, while the F-15E Strike Eagle is a dual-role fighter designed to perform air-to-air and air-to-ground missions.

F-15C Eagle

The F-15 Eagle is an all-weather, extremely maneuverable, tactical fighter designed to gain and maintain air superiority in aerial combat. The Eagle's air superiority is achieved through a mixture of maneuverability and acceleration, range, weapons and avionics. The F-15 has electronic systems and weaponry to detect, acquire, track and attack enemy aircraft while operating in friendly or enemy-controlled airspace. Its weapons and flight control systems are designed so one person can safely and effectively perform air-to-air combat. It can penetrate enemy defense and outperform and outfight current or projected enemy aircraft.
F-15C Eagle Copyright © Tech. Sgt. Angelique Perez, U.S. Air Force

Status

In active service

Contractor

Primary contractor: McDonnell Douglas Merged with Boeing in 1997

Crew

1 Pilot

Characteristics

Dimensions
Length: 19.45 meters 63.8 feet
Wingspan: 13.5 meters 42.8 feet
Height: 5.64 meters 18.5 feet
Weight
Weight: 14 379 kilograms 31 700 pounds
Maximum takeoff weight: 30 844 kilograms 68 000 pounds
Features
Fuel capacity: 16 420 kilograms (three external plus conformal fuel tanks) 36 200 pounds (three external plus conformal fuel tanks)
Power plant: two Pratt & Whitney F100-PW-100, 220 or 229 turbofan engines with afterburners
Thrust: ~10 637 kilograms (each engine) 23 450 pounds (each engine)
Speed: Mach 2+ (3 000+ kilometers per hour) (1 875 miles per hour)
Ceiling: 19 812 meters 65 000 feet
Ferry range: ~5 550 kilometers (three external plus conformal fuel tanks) 3 450 miles (three external plus conformal fuel tanks)

F-15E Strike Eagle

The F-15E Strike Eagle is a two seat, two engine dual role fighter. It performs day and night all weather air-to-air and air-to-ground missions including strategic strike, interdiction, OCA (offensive counter air) and DCA (defensive counter air). Although primarily a deep interdiction platform, the F-15E can also perform CAS (close air support) and Escort missions. Strike Eagles are equipped with LANTIRN, enhancing night PGM (Precision Guided Munition) delivery capability. The F-15E is especially configured for the deep strike mission, venturing far behind enemy lines to attack high value targets with a variety of munitions. The Strike Eagle accomplishes this mission by expanding on the capabilities of the air superiority F-15, adding a rear seat WSO (Weapon Systems Operator) crewmember and incorporating an entirely new suite of air-to-ground avionics.
F-15E Strike Eagle Copyright © Airman 1st Class James Richardson, U.S. Air Force

Status

In active service

Contractor

Primary contractor: Boeing

Crew

1 Pilot
1 Weapon Systems Officer

Capacity

10 432,63 kilograms of mixed ordnance 23 000 pounds of mixed ordnance

Characteristics

Dimensions
Length: 19.44 meters 63.8 feet
Wingspan: 13 meters 42.8 feet
Height: 5.6 meters 18.5 feet
Weight
Weight: 17 010 kilograms 37 500 pounds
Maximum takeoff weight: 36 450 kilograms 81 000 pounds
Features
Fuel capacity: 16 125 kilograms (three external plus conformal fuel tanks) 35 550 pounds (three external plus conformal fuel tanks)
Power plant: two Pratt & Whitney F100-PW-220 or 229 turbofan engines with afterburners
Thrust: 11 340 - 13 154 kilograms (each engine) 25 000 - 29 000 pounds (each engine)
Speed: 3 000+ kilometers per hour 1 875 miles per hour
Ceiling: 18 288 meters 60 000 feet
Ferry range: ~3 860 kilometers (three external plus conformal fuel tanks) 2 400 miles (three external plus conformal fuel tanks)