F-15 Eagle

F-15 Eagle is a twin-engine air superiority fighter designed and manufactured by McDonnell Douglas (now Boeing).

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F-15 Eagle - General Data and Specifications:
Type Air superiority fighter
Place of Origin United States of America
Service Period and Status • 9 January 1976 - present (F-15)
• 7 December 1981 - present (F-15J)
• 30 September 1989 - present (F-15E Strike Eagle) • In active service
Designer McDonnell Douglas
Manufacturer and Builders McDonnell Douglas
Boeing Defense, Space & Security
Program & Unit Cost Unit cost:

F-15A/B: US$27.9 million (1998)
F-15C/D: US$29.9 million (1998)
F-15E: US$31.1 million (flyaway cost, 1998)
F-15K: US$100 million (2006)
Production Period • 1972–present (F-15)
• 1985–present (F-15E Strike Eagle)
Number Built • 1,198 x F-15A/B/C/D/J/DJ including:
• 223 x Mitsubishi F-15J/DJ Eagle
• 420 x F-15E Strike Eagle
Variants • McDonnell Douglas F-15E Strike Eagle
• McDonnell Douglas F-15 STOL/MTD
• Boeing F-15SE Silent Eagle
• Mitsubishi F-15J/DJ
• F-15 Advanced Eagle
• F-15X/EX
First Flight • 27 July 1972 (F-15)
• 4 June 1980 (F-15J)
• 11 December 1986 (F-15E Strike Eagle)
Mass / Weight Empty weight:

F-15C & F-15J:
28,000 lb / 12,701 kg

F-15E Strike Eagle:
31,700 lb / 14,300 kg

Loaded weight:

F-15C & F-15J:
44,500 lb / 20,185 kg

Max takeoff weight:

F-15C & F-15J:
68,000 lb / 30,844 kg

F-15E Strike Eagle:
81,000 lb / 36,700 kg
Length 63 ft 9 in / 19.43 m
Height 18 ft 6 in / 5.64 m
crew • 1 pilot (F-15A, F-15C, F-16J)
• 2 (F-15B, F-15D, F-15DJ) - training versions
• 2 (F-15 Strike Eagle - Pilot and weapon systems officer)
Wingspan 42 ft 10 in / 13.06 m
Wing Area 608 sq ft / 56.5 m2
Wing Loading 73.1 lb/sq ft / 357 kg/m2
Powerplant F-15C & F-15J:
2 × Pratt & Whitney F100-PW-100 or F100-PW-220 afterburning low-bypass turbofan engines

F-15E Strike Eagle:
2 × Pratt & Whitney F100-PW-220 or F100-PW-229 afterburning turbofans
Thrust Dry thrust (F-15C):
14,590 lbf (64.9 kN) thrust each

Thrust with afterburner (F-15C):
23,770 lbf (105.7 kN) afterburning thrust for F100-PW-220
23,920 lbf (106.4 kN) afterburning thrust for F100-PW-100
Fuel Capacity F-15C & F-15J:
13,455 lb / 6,103 kg internal
Speed Maximum speed at high altitude:

F-15C & F-15J:
Mach 2.5 / 1,434 kn / 1,650 mph / 2,656 km/h

F-15E Strike Eagle:
Mach 2.5 / 1,875 mph / 3,017 km/h

Maximum speed at low altitude:

F-15C & F-15J:
Mach 1.2 / 782 kn / 900 mph / 1,448 km/h
Operational Range Combat range:

F-15C & F-15J :
1,061 nmi / 1,221 mi / 1,965 km for interdiction mission

F-15E Strike Eagle:
687 nmi / 790 mi / 1,270 km combat radius

Ferry range:

F-15C & F-15J:
3,000 nmi / 3,452 mi / 5,556 km

F-15E Strike Eagle:
2,100 nmi / 2,400 mi / 3,900 km with conformal fuel tank and three external fuel tanks
Service Ceiling F-15C & F-15J:
65,000 ft / 20,000 m

F-15E Strike Eagle:
60,000 ft / 18,200 m
Rate of Climb 50,000+ ft/min / 254+ m/s
G-Load Factor +9