Sunday, 5 February 2012

McDonnell Douglas F-15 Eagle

McDonnell Douglas F-15 Eagle
 F 15 Eagle is powered by twin engine & has the ability to fly in all 
weathers.It is considered among the most successful modern fighters with
over 100 aerial combat victories with no losses in dogfights.
The F-15 has electronic systems and weaponry to detect, acquire,
track and attack enemy aircraft while operating in friendly or 
enemy-controlled airspace. The weapons and flight control systems 
are designed so one person can safely and effectively perform 
air-to-air combat.
 General characteristics / Specification

    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


    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)


    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:
            AIM-7 Sparrow
            AIM-120 AMRAAM
            AIM-9 Sidewinder
            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.


        Raytheon AN/APG-63 or AN/APG-70 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)
        Joint Helmet Mounted Cueing System

 F-15 Eagle Fleet
 F-15 Eagle SonicBoom
 McDonnell Douglas F-15 Eagle
F-15 Eagle Formation

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