F-15 Eagle Profile

F-15 Eagle Profile

The F-15 Eagle is a twin-engine, all-weather tactical fighter designed by McDonnell Douglas to gain and maintain air superiority in aerial combat.

F-15 Eagle Profile :

Role : Air superiority fighter
Manufacturer : McDonnell Douglas, Boeing Defense, Space & Security
First flight : 27 July 1972
Introduced : 9 January 1976
Status : Active
Primary users : United States Air Force, Japan Air Self-Defense Force, Royal Saudi Air Force, Israeli Air Force
Number built : F-15A/B/C/D/J/DJ: 1,198
Unit cost : F-15A/B: US$27.9 million (1998), F-15C/D: US$29.9 million (1998)
Variants : McDonnell Douglas F-15E Strike Eagle, McDonnell Douglas F-15 STOL/MTD, Boeing F-15SE Silent Eagle, Mitsubishi F-15

F-15 Eagle Specifications

General characteristics

  • Crew: 1: pilot
  • Length: 63 ft 9 in (19.43 m)
  • Wingspan: 42 ft 10 in (13.05 m)
  • Height: 18 ft 6 in (5.63 m)
  • Wing area: 608 ft² (56.5 m²)
  • Airfoil: NACA 64A006.6 root, NACA 64A203 tip
  • Empty weight: 28,000 lb (12,700 kg)
  • Loaded weight: 44,500 lb (20,200 kg)
  • Max takeoff weight: 68,000 lb (30,845 kg)
  • Powerplant:2 × Pratt & Whitney F100-100 or -220 afterburning turbofans
    • Dry thrust: 17,450 lbf (77.62 kN) each
    • Thrust with afterburner: 25,000 lbf for -220 (111.2 kN for -220) each
  • Fuel capacity: 13,455 lb (6,100 kg) internal[98]

F-15 Eagle Performance

  • Maximum speed:
    • High altitude: Mach 2.5+ (1,650+ mph, 2,660+ km/h)
    • Low altitude: Mach 1.2 (900 mph, 1,450 km/h)
  • Combat radius: 1,061 nmi (1,222 mi, 1,967 km) for interdiction mission
  • Ferry range: 3,450 mi (3,000 nmi, 5,550 km) with conformal fuel tanks and three external fuel tanks
  • Service ceiling: 65,000 ft (20,000 m)
  • Rate of climb: >50,000 ft/min (254 m/s)
  • Wing loading: 73.1 lb/ft² (358 kg/m²)
  • Thrust/weight: 1.12 (-220)

Armament

  • Guns: 1× 20 mm (0.787 in) M61 Vulcan 6-barreled gatling cannon, 940 rounds
  • Hardpoints:Total 11 (not including CFTs): two under-wing (each with additional two missile launch rails), four under-fuselage (for semi-recessed carriage of AIM-7 Sparrows) and a single centerline pylon station, optional fuselage pylons (which may include conformal fuel tanks, known initially as Fuel And Sensor Tactical (FAST) pack for use on the C model) with a capacity of 16,000 lb (7,300 kg) and provisions to carry combinations of:
    • Missiles:
      • AIM-7 Sparrow
      • AIM-120 AMRAAM
      • AIM-9 Sidewinder
    • Other:
      • up to 3× 600 US gallons (2,300 L) external drop tanks for ferry flight or extended range/loitering time.
      • MXU-648 Cargo/Travel Pod – to carry personal belongings, and small pieces of maintenance equipment.[69]

Avionics

  • Radar:
    • Raytheon AN/APG-63 or AN/APG-70[99] (Note: Although several F-15C aircraft were produced with APG-70 radar, all have been retrofitted to the AN/APG-63(V)1 configuration.) or
    • Raytheon AN/APG-63(V)1 or
    • Raytheon AN/APG-63(V)2 Active Electronically Scanned Array (AESA) or
    • Raytheon AN/APG-63(V)3 Active Electronically Scanned Array (AESA) (Note: Both active AF and ANG F-15Cs will receive another (up to) 48 V3 units between 2009-2015, over the existing 19 aircraft.)[100]
    • Joint Helmet Mounted Cueing System[100]
  • Countermeasures:
    • Northrop Grumman Electronic Systems AN/ALQ-131 electronic countermeasures pod[101]
    • Hazeltine AN/APX-76 or Raytheon AN/APX-119 Identify Friend/Foe (IFF) interrogator[102]
    • Magnavox AN/ALQ-128 Electronic Warfare Warning Set (EWWS) – part of Tactical Electronic Warfare Systems (TEWS)[101]
    • Loral AN/ALR-56 Radar warning receivers (RWR) – part of TEWS[103]
    • Northrop Grumman Electronic Systems ALQ-135 Internal Countermeasures System (ICS) – part of TEWS[101]
    • Marconi AN/ALE-45 Chaff/Flares dispenser system – part of TEWS

 

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