F-15 Eagle

SR-71 pilot explains why the F-15 radar couldn’t see the Blackbird during Eagle Bait sorties

SR-71 pilot explains why the F-15 radar couldn’t see the Blackbird during Eagle Bait sorties

‘One of the interesting discoveries from the Eagle Bait was that F-15s couldn’t even find us when everything was shut… Read More

1 year ago

Japan is trying to get rid of 200 Pratt & Whitney F100 turbofan engines belonging to its non-updated F-15J Eagle Fighter jets

Half of the 200 F-15J Eagle fighter jets currently in service with the JASDF will be retired because they have… Read More

1 year ago

No, the F-15 never Attacked Death Star of Star Wars. But the mighty Eagle was the only US aircraft to destroy a machine orbiting Earth. Here’s how.

In September 1985, an F-15 Eagle was even able to destroy a machine orbiting Earth. But no, it wasn’t the… Read More

1 year ago

William Tell competition resumes after nineteen years and will showcase the air-to-air capabilities of USAF and ANG F-22, F-35 and F-15 Eagle units

The historic competition is named after the legendary Swiss archer and was a biennial competition that encouraged the most challenging… Read More

1 year ago

The story of Joe “Hoser” Satrapa, the F-14 Tomcat pilot who scored two simulated gun kills on two USAF F-15s for two times in the same mission

To add a little more insult to his adversaries’ loss, Lt. Commander Satrapa impersonated a junior grade lieutenant during the… Read More

1 year ago

F-15 maintainer explains why even though NASA equipped an Eagle with an AIM-54 the USAF Never Outfitted its F-15 fleet with the mighty Phoenix

The odd photos in this post show an F-15 Eagle fighter jet carrying an AIM-54 Phoenix long-range air-to-air missile. The… Read More

1 year ago

The story of the Streak Eagle, the F-15 that broke eight Time-to-Climb World Records

To perform his mission the F-15 Streak Eagle was heavily modified reducing its weight as much as possible. McDonnell Aircraft… Read More

1 year ago

Did you know in 2006 Boeing proposed the F-15 Global Strike Eagle, an unmanned variant of the F-15E for air-launching missiles with the launch vehicle mounted dorsally?

In 2006, Boeing proposed an unmanned variant of the F-15E Strike Eagle, called the F-15 Global Strike Eagle (GSE), for… Read More

1 year ago

USAF F-15C Pilot recalls DACT sorties she had against F-16s and F-18s and explains why experience (rather than the aircraft you fly) is everything in a dogfight

‘All 3 have their strengths and weakness in a visual fight. It will come down to training.’ Shari Williams, former… Read More

2 years ago

Former F-14 RIO tells the story of when he and his pilot outran a USAF F-15 aggressor during a TOPGUN mission with their “Bombcat” fully loaded

“We loaded an F-14B Tomcat with 4 x MK-83 in the tunnel, 2 x drop tanks, 2 x AIM-7 Sparrow… Read More

2 years ago

Kadena bids F-15 farewell as phased withdrawal begins. First Eagles Leave the base for ANG Units or the Boneyard.

Some F-15 Eagle fighter jets will continue service at various ANG units across the US while others will go to… Read More

2 years ago

From doing a flyby of the tower at over 400 knots to ejecting from an F-14: former Tomcat RIO answers your questions

‘I have actually done a fly by of the tower at over 400 knots…and I have photos to prove it,’… Read More

2 years ago

The story of how Israeli Air Force turned its F-15 Air-to-air Fighters into bombers to destroy PLO’s HQ complex in Tunis

The mission would have been not only the longest air strike conducted by Israeli Air Force since Entebbe in 1976,… Read More

2 years ago

USAF to begin withdrawing F-15s from Kadena in November. As the Eagles retire, the service will rotate newer and more advanced fourth- and fifth-generation fighters to take their place.

The Pentagon is still weighing whether to eventually have squadrons of fighters permanently deployed to Kadena, or to stick with… Read More

2 years ago

USAF F-15 fighter jet shot down an Iranian Mojer-6 UAV over Iraq

A USAF F-15 fighter jet was scrambled to shoot down an Iranian drone that appeared to be heading towards US… Read More

2 years ago

Israel, NASA, AMARG: where Oregon Air National Guard F-15C jets go as Eagle fleet prepares to stand down after 50 years of vigilance

This year the 173rd Fighter Wing has seen the retirement of 11 F-15C Eagle aircraft and will continue to see… Read More

2 years ago