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F-15 aircraft

F-15 Strike Eagle

A twin-engine, all weather fighter with a proven design that is undefeated in air-to-air combat.

Air Superiority

The F-15E Strike Eagle is a twin-engine, all weather fighter that is the backbone for the Air Force’s air superiority. Its proven design is undefeated in air-to-air combat, with more than 100 aerial combat victories. Its two engines provide 58,000 pounds of thrust, which enable the F-15 to exceed speeds of Mach 2.5. Boeing has built more than 1,600 of the aircraft for six countries around the world. None of them plan to retire the F-15.

Milestones

F-15 Technical Specifications

Length63.8 ft (19.45 m)
Height18.5 ft (5.65 m)
Wing Span42.8 ft (13.05 m)
PropulsionTwo P&W F100 or two GE F110 turbofan engines in 29,000 lb (13,154 kg) thrust class with afterburning
Weight45,000 lb (20, 411 kg) class
81,000 lb (36, 700 kg) max gross takeoff
Speed1,875 mph (3,017 kph)
ArmamentF-15A/B/C/D air-to-air:
20mm cannon
AIM-120 (AMRAAM) missiles
AIM-9 (Sidewinder) missiles
AIM-7 (Sparrow) missiles
F-15E Air-to-ground:
precision guided munitions
variety of missiles and bombs
F-15E Air-to-air:
cannon
8 medium- and short-range missiles

Feature Stories

B2-B

St. Louis Reimagines Aerospace for 75 Years and Counting

September 25, 2014 in Defense

A look back at 75 years of the Boeing St. Louis site, through the eyes of a 57-year team member who worked on the first F-15.

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Nelda Lee, retired F-15 flight test engineer

A Pioneer in Aerospace Retires from the Jet She Loves

September 15, 2014 in Defense

Boeing design and flight test engineer Nelda Lee reflects on becoming the first woman to record flying time in an F-15, inspiring a new generation of women in aerospace.

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F-15 Customers

Boeing’s F-15 program was initiated at the request of the United States Air Force, who demanded a fighter jet designed to maintain the country’s air superiority. Through its variants, the F-15 has also served that mission internationally, for Israel, Japan, South Korea and Saudi Arabia.

  • Israel flag

    Israel

  • Japan flag

    Japan

  • Saudi Arabia flag

    Saudi Arabia

  • South Korea flag

    South Korea

  • United States of America flag

    United States

F-15 Quick Facts

  • Max speed: 2.5 Mach
  • Max ceiling: 70,000 feet (21,336 m)
  • Max unfueled range: 2,600 nautical miles
  • Max takeoff weight: 81,000 pounds (36,741 kilograms)
  • Max weapons load: 29,500 pounds (13,381 kilograms)
  • Max load factor: 9.0 G’s
  • Combat radius: 1,000 nautical miles (including 20-minute loiter)