Tag: F-15C Eagle

“Starscream” is among the USAF F-15 Eagles deployed to the Middle East
The F-15s joined B-52 Stratofortress bombers and F-35A stealth fighters already deployed to the Middle East as well as USS Abraham Lincoln aircraft carrier deployed to the Persian Gulf to counter Iranian threats. Taken on May 8, 2019 the interesting photos in this post show U.S. Air Force (USAF) F-15C Eagle fighter jets belonging...
During Operation Desert Storm IrAF MiG-25s claimed to have shot down a USAF F-15C. And a Bedouin smuggler confirmed the kill.
IrAF MiG-25s were involved in Operation Samurrá, the IrAF's last attempt at engaging the American F-15Cs. By Jan. 28, 1991 some 82 of Iraq's newest and most advanced combat aircraft — including four MiG-29s, 24 Mirage F1s, and 24 Sukhoi Su-24 twin-jet tactical bombers — had been evacuated to Iran.
Kadena F-15 that crashed last year was dogfighting with an F-22
Investigators say the pilot experienced a negative G departure from controlled flight with a snap roll entry to the left that transitioned to an inverted, negative G spin. On Apr. 23, 2019 Pacific Air Forces (PACAF) released the results of its investigation into an F-15C aircraft mishap that occurred on Jun. 11, 2018,...
F-15 Vs MiG-29: the 493rd FS MiG Kills scored during Operation Allied Force
The 493rd FS would claim four Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Air Force MiG-29s destroyed during the brief campaign. Operation Allied Force (OAF) followed repeated NATO warnings in 1998 to Serbian President Slobodan Milosevic to remove his armed forces from Kosovo. Fifteen F-15Cs from the 493rd FS/48th FW, based at RAF Lakenheath, England, deployed...
USAF to spend $7.86 Billion for 80 F-15EX fighters over the next five years
The new F-15EX aircraft will be based on the F-15QA, which Boeing built for the Qatar Emiri Air Force, though it will have USAF-specific capabilities, including the Eagle Passive Active Warning and Survivability System and the Suite 9.1. Operational Flight Program software. The U.S. Air Force plans to spend $7.86 billion over the...
California Air National Guard’s 144th Fighter Wing’s Pissgate investigation
On a March morning four years ago someone urinated in 144th Fighter Wing Staff Sergeant Jennifer Pineda’s boots: there are allegations that evidence was destroyed to cover up the incident and a pilot who tried to help the female NCO faced retaliation. The U.S. Air Force Inspector General’s Office has been requested...
Will Taiwan buy F-15 or F/A-18 fighters to boost its defense capabilities?
“An F-15 will never be an F-35. Never. But I need capacity,” U.S. Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David Goldfein U.S. Air Force (USAF) Chief of Staff Gen. David Goldfein has said that his service will only buy new F-15X fighters if funds are allocated. Goldfein stressed...
Boeing to provide F-15 Legion Pods
"With a fully integrated Legion Pod on the F-15 Eagle, the U.S. Air Force will have a revolutionary capability to counter the most potent threats," Michael Williamson, Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control Boeing has given Lockheed Martin two contracts: first is a 28-month Engineering and Manufacturing Development (EMD) contract for the Legion Pod and a Low-Rate Initial Production (LRIP)...
Here's why the EF-111A aerial kill scored during Operation Desert Storm was "just" another F-15C air-to-air victory
"Another aircraft hit the ground at my 'two o'clock' about three miles away from where the first Mirage had come down. The pilot of the number two Mirage had gone into a hard right turn to the west in an effort to get away from us, suffered spatial disorientation and then flown into the ground," Capt Robert 'Cheese' Graeter, F-15C...
Lt. Col. Seth “Jethro” Nehring was the U.S. fighter pilot aboard the Ukrainian Su-27UB that crashed during Ex. Clear Sky on Oct. 16
Lt. Col. Seth “Jethro” Nehring was serving as the Operations Officer in the Joint Operations Center, meaning he was the liaison between the exercise director, Maj. Gen. Garrison and all flying operations The 144th Fighter Wing (FW) has released the name and picture of the pilot involved in the crash of a Ukrainian Su-27UB that took place on Oct. 16, 2018. "It’s...

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