McDonnell Douglas F-15

The F-15 is a twin-engine, all-weather tactical fighter originally manufactured by McDonnell Douglas (now Boeing). The F-15 Eagle first flew in July 1972. More than 1,600 F-15 aircraft were manufactured in the three decades that followed. The F-15E has two afterburning turbofan engines, each generating approximately 29,000 pounds of thrust. The aircraft can reach speeds more than twice the speed of sound and can carry up to 23,000 pounds of payload, including air-to-ground weapons such as the Joint Direct Attack Munition (JDAM), SLAM-ER, and air-to-air weapons such as the AIM-120 Advanced Medium Range Air-to-Air Missile (AMRAAM), AIM-9X Sidewinder and Small Diameter Bomb.