US North American F-15 ''Eagle'' Fighter Jet

  • Cold War
  • 1 min

By Crusader1307

The predominate Fighter of The 20th Century, The North American F-15 ''Eagle'' Fighter Jet was first introduced in 1972, and deployed officially in 1976. The F-15 and it's (10) variants are one of the most exported Fighters in The World. The Model is still in active production today. Variants have served in most major Conflicts in the late 20th Century to present date. Piloted by (1), The F-15 is 64-feet in length, with a fixed swept wing length of 43-feet. The ''Eagle'' is powered by Twin Pratt & Whitney PW100 (with other more powerful Models in later Fighter designs). Capable of producing 14,560 IBF Thrust, The F-15 is rated at Mach 2.5 (or over 1,600-mph). The Mission range is 1,200-miles with an operational ceiling of 65,000-feet.

 

Armament packages are greatly varied depending on Mission requirements. Standard issue is (1) 20mm Gatlin Gun (nose mounted) with the ability to support (4) ''Sparrow'' Missiles, (4) AIM ''Sidewinders'' or (8) AMRAAM Rockets. The ''Eagle'' supports some of the most advanced US avionics and counter-measures packages available.