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Posted 11/2/2009 Printable Fact Sheet
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McDonnell Douglas F-15E Prototype
Side view of prototype F-15E (converted F-15B, S/N 71-0291). (U.S. Air Force photo)
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The F-15E Strike Eagle was developed from an F-15B (S/N 71-0291) as a dual role fighter designed for both air superiority and air-to-ground missions. Unlike the F-15A and F-15C single-place aircraft, the E model carries a pilot and a weapon systems officer.

The F-15E, which first flew on Dec. 11, 1986, was used extensively in the Persian Gulf during Operations Desert Shield and Storm with great success. The Strike Eagle is used exclusively by the USAF and scheduled procurement of the aircraft through 1998 brought the total number of F-15Es produced to 225.

Type Number built/
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

- 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

Armament: One 20mm M61A1 Vulcan cannon, AIM-7 Sparrow or AIM-120 AMRAAM missiles, plus 15,000 lbs. mixed ordnance carried externally
Engines: Two Pratt & Whitney F100-PW-220 turbofans of 23,450 lbs. static sea level thrust each with afterburner
Maximum speed: Plus 1,600 mph (Mach 2.5) at 45,000 ft.
Range: 2,762 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: 81,000 lbs. maximum
Crew: Two 

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