A twin-engine, all weather air superiority fighter with a proven design that is undefeated in air-to-air combat
The F-15 is a twin-engine, all weather fighter that is the backbone for the U.S. Air Force’s air superiority and homeland defense missions. 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 providing unparalleled interoperability.
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.
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)