The story of the Celestial Eagle, the only F-15 fighter jet to destroy a satellite

The story of the Celestial Eagle, the only F-15 fighter jet to destroy a satellite

The first and only time a satellite was destroyed by an F-15 came on Sep. 13, 1985 when an F-15A… Read More

6 days ago

Is the F-15 perfect combat record of over 100 victories and zero defeats true? The Rumours of the Eagle Jet Fighters Shot Down in Air-to-Air Combat

Have any F-15 Eagles been lost in air-to-air combat? Rumours are that some have. The F-15 Eagle is an all-weather,… Read More

1 week ago

170 F-14s could provide the same level of Defense as 290 F-15s but USAF bought the Eagle instead of the Tomcat. Here’s why.

The Phoenix missile system alone was far more capable than the Eagle’s AIM-7 Sparrow. Studies indicated 170 F-14 Tomcats could… Read More

3 weeks ago

Aggressor Fulcrums: the story of the Soviet Air Force MiG-29 Unit Tasked to Simulate USAF F-15 Eagle Fighter jets

Some MiG-29s were painted up to make them resemble the F-15 – the wingtips and stabilator tips were painted yellow… Read More

1 month ago

Florida Air National Guard begins retiring its beloved F-15C/D Eagle fighter jets. They will be replaced by F-35A Lightning II stealth fighters.

The arrival of F-35s will posture Florida Air National Guard’s 125th Fighter WingAirmen to meet air superiority and global strike… Read More

1 month ago

This F-15E Strike Eagle is the first F-15 assigned to RAF Lakenheath to achieve the milestone of 10,000 flight hours

Only 86 of the more than 800 USAF F-15’s have hit 10,000 flight hours. Aircraft 91-0308 is only 1 of… Read More

2 months ago

USAF Wants to Cut F-15E Strike Eagle Fleet in Half by 2028 to Focus on Modernizing

The USAF plans to cut more than 100 F-15E fighter bombers from the fleet in the coming years, leaving 99… Read More

2 months 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

8 months 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

8 months ago

USAF F-15 female pilot recalls when instead of ejecting she stayed aboard her Eagle after it suffered an inflight fire. She landed safely.

‘A cold winter day off Okinawa, I had an augmenter burn through. My wingman confirmed I was still on fire,… Read More

1 year ago

USAF proved that an F-15 and an F-16, both equipped with the Legion Pod, can use the pod’s IRST21 infrared sensor to passively triangulate target position

An F-15C Eagle and F-16 Fighting Falcon, both equipped with Lockheed Martin’s Legion Pod, used the IRST21 infrared sensor to… Read More

1 year ago

Maintenance Personnel tell the story behind the photo that shows a USAF F-15 badly damaged after being Hit by an AIM-9 fired by another USAF F-15

The unusual photo in this post features a USAF Elmendorf Air Force Base F-15 Eagle badly damaged after being accidentally… Read More

2 years ago

Here’s why if Israel Picked the F-14 over the F-15, the Tomcat would (probably) still be in service with the US Navy

What if Israel Picked the F-14 Tomcat over the F-15 Eagle? Bought in the mid-1970s to secure air superiority for… Read More

2 years ago

Mission capable rates dropped in 2021 for every USAF fighter type except the A-10

The USAF aims for mission capable rates between 75 percent and 80 percent on most aircraft, but none stood at… Read More

2 years ago