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Boeing F-15 Eagle

Boeing F-15 Eagle

The F-15 Eagle should be a substitute for the F-4 Phantom II fot the USAF. The USAF wanted to have a newer fighter after the Vietnam war to be the best in the air. The US Navy offered the F-14 Tomcat to the USAF, but the USAF was not content and they did not to modernize the F-4 Phantom II. 1965 the project began. McDonnell Douglas (today: Boeing) built this airplane. The prototype was tested in the Edwards Air Force Base in California. There exist versions of the F-15 with one seat and other versions with two seats. In the 2nd gulf war (1990-1991) the F-15 was very successful, because no F-15 was shot. The F-15 Eagle might be modernize and might became new turbines to be ready for the 21th century.

Technical data about the Boeing F-15 Eagle
Crew 1 to 2 men
Length 19.43 m
Span 13.07 m
Height 5.65 m
Engines two Pratt & Whitney F100-PW-100 everyone with 11,350 kp trust
Weapons one M61 "Vulcan" cannon (caliber: 20 mm)
10,800 kg other weapons
Maximum speed 2,660 km/h (2.54 Mach)
Maximum takeoff weight 18,500 kg
Range 4,900 km

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Last Update: 15.12.2004