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F-15 Eagle Jet Fighters Around Las Vegas
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The F-15E Strike Eagle is a high performance, dual-role fighter designed to perform air-to-air and air-to-ground missions. An array of avionics and electronic systems gives the F-15E the capability to fight at low altitude, day or night, in all weather. The aircraft has two crew members, a pilot and a weapon systems officer. F-15s are capable of fighting a way to the target over long ranges, destroying enemy ground positions, and fighting the way out.

Identification: F-15 Eagles have a long pointy nose from a cylindrical fuselage, rectangular air intakes on the side of the fuselage (opening is slanted), triangular wings that are almost straight across the back edge, splayed horizontal tail fins, and twin vertical tail fins.

Mission: The F-15 Eagle is an all-weather, maneuverable, tactical air-to-air fighter designed to permit the Air Force to gain and maintain air supremacy over the battlefield. The F-15E Strike Eagle is a dual-role fighter designed to perform air-to-air and air-to-ground missions.

Characteristics:

  • Size: Length: 64 feet; Wingspan: 43 feet; Height: 18 feet
  • Crew: F-15 Eagle: F-15A/C: one. F-15B/D/E: two. F-15E Strike Eagle: pilot and weapon systems officer
  • Unit cost: A/B models - $27.9 million;C/D models - $29.9 million; Strike Eagle: $31.1 million
  • Date Deployed: F-15 Eagle: 1972; F-15E Strike Eagle: 1988
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Nellis Air Show, Aviation Nation 2007
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Nellis Air Show, Aviation Nation 2008
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Two F-15s (right) and one F-16 (left) flying in formation
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F15 F-15 Eagle
F-15 Eagle Jet Fighter Tail Code EG. Members of the 33rd Fighter Wing (33 FW) "Nomads" and 58th Fighter Squadron (58 FS) "Gorillas" visiting from Eglan AFB, Pensacola, Florida during the Nellis Red Flag 08-1 exercise (Oct 2007). More photos.
FF, AF-83-026 Tail Code FF. Members of the 27th Fighter Squadron (27 FS) "Fighting Eagles" from Langley AFB, Hampton, Virgina participated in Nellis Red Flag 11-2 (Jan 2011) exercises. More photos.
AF-81-317 Tail Code LN. Members of the 48th Fighter Wing (the Liberty Wing), assigned to United States Air Forces in Europe, visiting from Royal Air Force Station Lakenheath, Suffolk, England during Nellis Red Flag 08-2 (Feb 2008). More photos.
F-15 Eagle Jet Fighter Tail Code OR. Visitors from Portland Oregon (Portland Redhawks) to Nellis Red Flag 07-3 (Aug 2007). More photos.
F-15 Eagle Jet Fighter Tail Code OT. The 422nd Test and Evaluation Squadron (422 TES) is based at Nellis AFB, Las Vegas, Nevada. More photos.
AF-xx-0482 Tail Code SJ. Seymour Johnson AFB, Goldsboro, NC. More photos.
AF-78-568 Tail Code TY. Tyndall AFB, Pannama City, FL. More photos.
F-15 Eagle Tail Code WA. The 65th Aggressor Squadron (65 AGRS) and 64th Aggressor Squadron (64 AGRS) are based at Nellis AFB, Las Vegas, Nevada and act as the "bad guys" during Nellis Red Flag exercises. More photos.
AF-85-115 Tail Code ZZ. Kadena AFB, Okinawa, Japan. More photos.

Note: All distances, elevations, and other facts are approximate.
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