F-15X

Combat Aircraft assesses the chances of the US Air Force buying a batch of advanced F-15s to plug its air defense gaps.

EAGLE VISION OR FAR-SIGHTED?

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The missilecarrying prowess of the Advanced F-15 is demonstrated by a Boeing F-15SA on flight-test from Palmdale earlier this year. This aircraft bristles with 12 AMRAAMs, but this can be extended via the AMBER weapons racks that add a further four missiles on the shoulder stations and a ‘quad-pack’ that allows four more to go on the inner wing pylons. Richard VanderMeulen

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