U.S. Air Force F-15E Strike Eagle
The F-15E Strike Eagle is a dual-role fighter designed to perform air-to-air and air-to-ground missions. An array of avionics and electronics systems gives the F-15E the capability to fight at low altitude, day or night and in all weather. Previous models of the F-15 are assigned air-to-air roles; the "E" model is a dual-role fighter. It has the capability to fight its way to a target over long ranges, destroy enemy ground positions and fight its way out.
DID YOU KNOW?
- Its night-time capabilities give the Strike Eagle the unequaled capability to deliver weapons on target in austere environments, including low-altitude and poor weather.
- The F-15E employs a Weapons System Officer who utilizes 4 screens to navigate, monitor aircraft status, and deploy munitions.
- At night, the pilot’s heads-up display (HUD) displays a video similar to a daylight view of the world generated by the forward-looking infrared sensor.
Engine: Two Pratt & Whitney F100-PW-220
Thrust: 25,000-29,000 pounds
Wingspan: 42 feet, 8 inches
Length: 63 feet, 8 inches
Height: 18.5 feet
Speed: Mach 2.5
Range: 2,400 nautical miles
Ceiling: 60,000 feet
Maximum Takeoff Weight: 81,000 pounds
Fuel Capacity: 35,550 pounds fuel
Armament: One 20mm multibarrel gun mounted internally with 500 rounds of ammunition. Four AIM-9 Sidewinder missiles and four AIM-120 AMRAAM or eight AIM-120 AMRAAM missiles.
Crew: Pilot and Weapons Systems Officer (WSO)
Unit Cost: $31.1 million (fiscal 98 constant dollars)