F-15 Eagle
Overview: The F-15 Eagle is an all-weather tactical
fighter designed to permit the Air Force to gain and
maintain air supremacy over the battlefield. The
Eagle's air superiority is achieved through a mixture
of maneuverability and acceleration, range, weapons
and avionics. 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
perform air-to-air combat. F-15C fighters
accounted for 34 of the 37 Air Force air-to-air
victories during Desert Storm.

Corridor connections: Eglin Air Force Base, Fla.,
Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla.
General characteristics
F-15 Eagle
Air Force image
Primary function: Tactical fighter
Crew: F-15A/C, 1; F-15B/D/E, 2
Contractor: McDonnell Douglas Corp.
Power plant: Two Pratt & Whitney
F100-PW-100, 220 or 229 turbofan engines
with afterburners
Length: 63.8 feet
Height: 18.5 feet
Wingspan: 42.8 feet
Speed: 1,875 mph (Mach 2 class)
Ceiling: 65,000 feet
Armament: 1 internally mounted M-61A1
20mm 20-mm, six-barrel cannon with 940
rounds of ammunition; 4 AIM-9L/M
Sidewinder and 4 AIM-7F/M Sparrow
air-to-air missiles, or 8 AIM-120 AMRAAMs,
carried externally
Range: 3,450 miles ferry range with
conformal fuel tanks and three external fuel
Initial operating capability: September 1975
Inventory: Total force, 522

Source: U.S. Air Force