Singapore marks a decade of F-15SG ops with special tail scheme

The Republic of Singapore Air Force (RSAF) has marked a decade of Boeing F-15SG Strike Eagle operations by applying a special tail scheme to one of its aircraft.

F-15SG [Hans Jacobs]
Boeing F-15SG Strike Eagle - serial 8328 (c/n 1438, line number SG23) - shows off its recently applied special tail during a sortie in February 2021. The black tail proudly celebrates ten years of Singaporean F-15SG operations, displaying artwork of an eagle (bird) and the nation's national flag on its vertical stabiliser. Hans Jacobs

Operated by the RSAF's 149 Squadron, F-15SG Strike Eagle - serial 8328 (c/n 1438, line number SG23) - has had its tail adorned with special commemorative art to celebrate ten years of the multi-role fighter's operation with the air arm. This recently decorated F-15SG was flown at sunset from Paya Lebar Air Base, Singapore, on February 2.

The first F-15SG for the RSAF rolled out of Boeing's production facility in St Louis, Missouri, in November 2008. The initial aircraft were delivered to Mountain Home Air Force Base (AFB), Idaho, in May 2009. The US Air Force's (USAF's) 428th Fighter Squadron - which is also based at Mountain Home AFB - provides F-15SG training for the Singaporean pilots. The first five examples to arrive in Singapore landed at Paya Lebar on April 5, 2010, with 149 Squadron being Singapore's first operational unit. At present, Singapore maintains a fleet of 40 F-15SGs.