Aging champs of air supremacy

David C Isby reviews the US Air Force fleet of McDonnell Douglas F-15 Eagles

F-15C EAGLE

US Air Force F-15C Eagles have been, for decades, undefeated champions in air-to-air combat. They have accounted for 38 victories - the vast majority of aircraft shot down by US aircraft since the end of the Cold War - without suffering losses in return. Currently, the US Air Force operates 212 single-seat F-15Cs and 24 two-seat F-15Ds, which, along with its fleet of Lockheed Martin F-22 Raptors, remain the only American air superiority aircraft flown by pilots trained in the art of air-to-air engagement.

Still at the edge

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