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F-15E Strike Eagle

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McDonnell Douglas F-15E Strike Eagle skims over the ridge line of the Mach Loop during a low-level sortie in the North Wales MTA.

Aircraft Data

The McDonnell Douglas F-15 Eagle developed for the United States Air is an all-weather, extremely maneuverable, tactical fighter designed to permit the Air Force to gain and maintain air supremacy over the battlefield.

The F-15E Strike Eagle variant is an all-weather strike fighter, designed for long-range interdiction of enemy ground targets deep behind enemy lines.

Summary data for McDonnell Douglas F-15 Eagle -
Country of originFirst flightNo. builtNo. in serviceCrewPassengers
United States197215003851n/a


2 x Pratt & Whitney F100 (17900 - 29100 lbf) turbofan engines.


One internally mounted M-61A1 20mm 20-mm, six-barrel cannon with 940 rounds of ammunition; four AIM-9L/M Sidewinder and four AIM-7F/M Sparrow air-to-air missiles, or eight AIM-120 AMRAAMs


Dimensions for McDonnell Douglas F-15 Eagle -
Length63 ft. 8 in.
Wing Span42 ft. 8 in.
Height18 ft. 8 in.
Empty Weight31,700 lbs.
Max Weight68,000 lbs.


Performance of McDonnell Douglas F-15 Eagle -
Max Speed1,875 mph
Cruise Speed1,500 mph
Ceiling65,000 ft.
Normal Range1,060nm (combat radius)
Max Range3,000nm (ferry range with external fuel tanks)

Updated 8th March 2009

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