F-15 E Strike Eagle
The F-15E Strike Eagle is a military jet designed and manufactured by McDonnell Douglas (now Boeing). It has been in production since 1988 and has a base price of 36 million dollars USD. The Strike Eagle is an all-weather multirole strike fighter developed from the F-15 Eagle. It was designed for long-range, high-speed interdiction without relying on escort or electronic warfare aircraft. The F-15E Strike Eagle is distinguishable from other Eagle variants by its darker camouflage, conformal fuel tanks, and tandem-seat cockpit. The aircraft has been deployed for military operation in Iraq, Afghanistan, Syria, Libya, and elsewhere. It has performed missions such as deep strikes against high-value targets and combat air patrols as well as providing close air support for coalition troops.
The Strike Eagle is powered by two Pratt & Whitney
F100-229 engines that provide 29,000 pounds of force. These allow the aircraft to travel at a top cruising speed of 1,434 knots (1,650 mph) for a maximum range of 2,100 nautical miles. Its rate of climb is 50,000 feet per minute and its service ceiling is 60,000 feet. The aircraft has a fuel tank capacity of 1,960 gallons and a fuel economy of 1.07 nautical miles per gallon. For its avionics, the F-15E Strike Eagle utilizes the Raytheon APG 63 system.
McDonnell Douglas, the manufacturer of the F-15E Strike Eagle, was an American aerospace and defense manufacturer and contractor. The company was formed through the 1967 merger of McDonnell Aircraft and Douglas Aircraft Company. Throughout McDonnell Douglas’ history, the company developed and produced a number of well-known commercial and military aircraft such as the DC-10 airliner, the F-15 Eagle air superiority fighter, and the F/A-18 Hornet multirole fighter. McDonnell Douglas merged with Boeing in 1997 and now operates under the Boeing brand name.
Posted on August 11, 2020