McDonnell Douglas F-15B Eagle Aircraft Data
Photo ID 15882 by Rainer Mueller. USA Air Force McDonnell Douglas F 15B Eagle, 76 0129
The McDonnell Douglas (now Boeing) F-15 Eagle is a twin-engine, all-weather tactical fighter designed for air superiority in aerial combat. Developed for the United States Air Force, it first flew in July 1972, and is one of the most recognized modern fighters. Future development lead to the C, D and E versions as well as the J, K and S models for Japan, South Korea and Saudi Arabia respectively.

The F-15 has an all-metal semi-monocoque fuselage with a large cantilever shoulder-mounted wing. The empennage is all-metal twin fins and rudders with all-moving composite horizontal tail surfaces outboard of the fins. The F-15 has a spine-mounted air brake and retractable tricycle landing gear. It is powered by two Pratt & Whitney F100 axial-flow turbofan engines with afterburners mounted side-by-side in the fuselage. The cockpit is mounted high in the forward fuselage with a one-piece windscreen and large canopy to increase visibility.
  • Country of Origin: United States
  • First Flight: July 7, 1972
  • Initial Service Date: November 1974
  • No. Built: 58
  • No. In Service: 14
  • No. of Hardpoints: 7
  • Crew: 2


2× Pratt & Whitney F100-100 afterburning turbofans at 111.2 kN


1× internally mounted 20 mm (0.787 in) M61A1 gatling gun, 940 rounds
4x AIM-7 Sparrow
4x AIM-9 Sidewinders, or a combination of AIM-9L/M, AIM-7-F/M and AIM-120 missiles


Length: 19.43 m.
Wing Span: 13.05 m.
Wing Area: 56.5 m²
Height: 5.63 m.
Empty Weight: 12,700 kg.
Max. Weight: 25,401 kg.
Max. Ordnance Load: 7,257 kg.
Internal Fuel: 5,278 kg.


Max. Speed: 2,660 kph
Cruise Speed: 912 kph
Service Ceiling: 19,813 m.
Normal Range: 1,967 km
Max. Range: 5,550 km


United States Air Force, Israeli Air Force

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