U.S. Air Force F-15E Strike Eagle

F-15

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.

FAST FACTS:

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)

Inventory:  219

 

Website: https://www.af.mil/About-Us/Fact-Sheets/Display/Article/104499/f-15e-strike-eagle/