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MCDONNELL DOUGLAS F-15C

Posted 11/2/2009 Printable Fact Sheet
 
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McDonnell Douglas F-15C
The first production McDonnell Douglas F-15C (S/N 78-468) in flight. (U.S. Air Force photo)
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The F-15C Eagle was an updated version of the F-15A. Major improvements include 2,000 pounds 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 Feb. 27, 1979, with initial deliveries starting later in the year. The F-15D, a combat-capable two-seat trainer version, first flew on June 19, 1979. In addition to the USAF, the F-15 is flown by Israel, Japan and Saudi Arabia.


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


Notes: 
- 19 F-15A to Israel 
- 10 YF-15As produced 
- Two F-15B to Israel 
- Two YF-15Bs produced 
- One 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 
- Two F-15J to Japan 
- 72 F-15S to Saudi Arabia

TECHNICAL NOTES:
Armament: One 20mm M61A1 Vulcan cannon, four AIM-7 Sparrow and four 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
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.
Span: 42 ft. 9 3/4 in.
Length: 63 ft. 9 in.
Height: 18 ft. 5 1/2 in.
Weight: 68,000 lbs. maximum
Crew: One

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