The F-15C Eagle redefined the term ‘air superiority’. Today it remains in service, but it might be the US Air Force that finally kills it off…



An F-15C Eagle of the 67th Fighter Squadron ‘Fighting Cocks’ from Kadena Air Base, Japan.
Ugo Crispioni
A pair of 142nd FW Oregon Air National Guard F-15Cs.
Jim Haseltine

IT SEEMS INCREDIBLE that, in an era of fth-generation ghters, 30-year-old F-15C Eagles remain the backbone of air superiority for the US Air Force alongside the F-22 Raptor — the jet that was ultimately supposed to replace them. The F-15 is the jet that textbooks boast as the ultimate ghter — the impressive official kill ratio of 105-to-nil leaves no-one in any doubt.

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