Even if this option is pursued, at least part of the FC fleet is likely to be preserved. Originally Posted by Abraham Lincoln. The Eagle’s initial versions were the F single-seat variant and TF twin-seat variant. Webarchive template wayback links Articles containing potentially dated statements from February All articles containing potentially dated statements Articles containing potentially dated statements from Use dmy dates from February Wikipedia articles with GND identifiers. Through tireless championing of the concepts and good timing with the “failure” of the initial F-X project, the ” fighter mafia ” pressed for a lightweight day fighter that could be built and operated in large numbers to ensure air superiority. The Great Book of Modern Warplanes. During Gulf War combat against Iraqi forces, the F accounted for 36 of the 39 air-to-air victories by the U.

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Switch to Threaded Mode. The F has a spine-mounted air brake and retractable tricycle landing gear.

These radars can detect and track aircraft and small high-speed targets at distances beyond visual range down to close range, and at altitudes down to treetop level.

There is still life in that old controller Print Thread Switch to Threaded Mode. Theory had stressed long-range combat using missiles and optimized aircraft for this role. See also “Harnessing the genie: During Gulf War combat against Iraqi forces, the F accounted for 36 of the 39 air-to-air victories by the U. The F has also been a popular subject as a toy, and a fictional likeness of an aircraft similar to the F has been used in cartoons, books, video games, animated television seriesand animated films.


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If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves. Green, William and Gordon Swanborough.


The report stated that analysis of the FC wreckage determined that the longeron did not meet drawing specifications, which led to fatigue cracks and finally a catastrophic failure of the remaining support structures and breakup of the aircraft in flight. The FE will remain in service for years to come because of the model’s primary air-to-ground role and the lower number of hours on the FE airframes. As a result of these problems, General John D. The EPAWSS is an all-digital system with advanced electronic countermeasures, radar warning, and increased chaff and flare capabilities in a smaller footprint than the s-era Tactical Electronic Warfare System.

Marine Corps to provide air superiority over Vietnam, the only fighter with enough power, range, and maneuverability to be given the primary task of dealing with the threat of Soviet fighters while flying with visual engagement rules.


McDonnell Douglas F-15 Eagle

Over The Reich – Mods. Eden, Paul and Soph Moeng, eds. The AESA radar has an exceptionally agile beam, providing nearly instantaneous track updates and enhanced multitarget tracking capability.

The fixed wing was put onto a flat, wide fuselage that also provided an effective lifting surface. The resulting studies took 18 months and concluded that the desired features were too different; the Navy stressed loiter time and mission flexibility, while the Air Force was now looking primarily for maneuverability.

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Each conformal tank can hold U. The next month, a report on light tactical aircraft suggested the Air Force purchase the F-5 or A-7, and consider a new higher-performance aircraft to ensure its air superiority.

Pueblo Weisbrod Aircraft Museum. Civil Aviation – General. Midland Publishing Read more about the condition. They can be attached to the sides of the engine talln intakes under each wing and are designed to the same load factors and airspeed limits as the basic aircraft.

Retrieved 29 September Corley stated, “the long-term future of the F is in question.