McDonnell Douglas F-15A Eagle Aircraft Data
Photo ID 230048 by Gerrit Kok Collection. USA Air Force McDonnell Douglas F 15A Eagle, 73 0101
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 27, 1972
  • Initial Service Date: January 1976
  • No. Built: 384
  • No. In Service: 85
  • No. of Hardpoints: 7
  • Crew: 1

Power:

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

Weapons:

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

Dimensions:

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.

Performance:

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

Operators:

United States Air Force, Israeli Air Force

Random great photos of the McDonnell Douglas F-15A Eagle:

Photo ID 30784 by Joop de Groot. USA Air Force McDonnell Douglas F 15A Eagle, 77 0074
Photo ID 22544 by Gary Stedman. USA Air Force McDonnell Douglas F 15A Eagle, 76 0113
Photo ID 65684 by Alex Staruszkiewicz. USA Air Force McDonnell Douglas F 15A Eagle, 76 0034
Photo ID 131853 by Peter Boschert. USA Air Force McDonnell Douglas F 15A Eagle, 77 0069
Photo ID 31994 by Karl Drage. USA Air Force McDonnell Douglas F 15A Eagle, 76 0116
Photo ID 121277 by Alex Staruszkiewicz. USA Air Force McDonnell Douglas F 15A Eagle, 75 0062
More photos »