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McDonnell Douglas F-15C "Eagle"

The F-15C was an updated version of the F-15A. Major improvements include 2,000 lbs. of additional internal fuel capacity, provisions for Fuel And Sensor Tactical--FAST Pack conformal external fuel tanks with weapons mount points for AIM-7 Sparrow missiles, and greatly improved avionics and radar. The addition of a programmable signal processor for the radar allows for easier updates of the system to meet changing combat conditions.

The first flight of the -C model was 27 February 1979 with initial deliveries starting later in the year. The F-15D, a combat-capable two-seat trainer version, first flew on 19 June 1979. In addition to the USAF, the F-15 is flown by Israel, Japan, and Saudi Arabia.

TYPE
F-15A
F-15B
F-15C
F-15D
F-15E
Number built/Converted
384
61
482
93
215*
Remarks
365 to USAF
59 to USAF
409 to USAF
61 to USAF
Thru FY96

    NOTES:

  • 19 F-15A to Israel
  • 10 YF-15A's produced
  • 2 F-15B to Israel
  • 2 YF-15B's produced
  • 1 YF-15B became YF-15E
  • 18 F-15C to Israel
  • 55 F-15C to Saudi Arabia
  • 13 F-15D to Israel
  • 19 F-15D to Saudi Arabia
  • 20 F-15DJ built in Japan
  • 25 F-15I (F-15E) to Israel
  • 2 F-15J to Japan
  • 72 F-15S to Saudi Arabia

SPECIFICATIONS
Span: 42 ft. 9 3/4 in.
Length: 63 ft. 9 in.
Height: 18 ft. 5 1/2 in.
Weight: 68,000 lbs. max.
Armament: One 20mm M-61A1 Vulcan cannon, 4 AIM-7 Sparrow, and 4 AIM-9 Sidewinder missiles, plus 15,000 lbs. mixed ordnance carried externally.
Engines: Two Pratt & Whitney F100-PW-100 turbofans of 25,000 lbs. thrust each.
Crew: One

PERFORMANCE
Maximum speed: Plus 1,600 mph. (Mach 2.5) at 45,000 ft.
Range: 2,500 miles with external fuel tanks.
Service Ceiling: 65,000 ft.