Boeing F-15 Family

The F-15 design has proved impressively versatile with the aircraft first taking to the sky almost 50 years ago and yet still remains in production. The F-15 Eagle was designed by McDonnell Douglas, now part of Boeing,  to meet a US Air Force requirement for an air superiority fighter, though it can also perform ground attack. With 101 aerial victories and no defeats, the fighter has proven its worth and gone on to be the basis for multi-role F-15 Strike Eagle variants.

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Soesterberg F-15 CO describes his time as squadron boss

Colonel Douglas C (‘Disco’) Dildy (USAF Ret) describes his time as the commander of the 32nd Fighter Squadron at Soesterberg Air Base in the Netherlands, which flew the F-15 Eagle.

F-15C arrival alleviates training burden on Seymour Johnson F-15Es

The USAF’s 4th FW – based at Seymour Johnson AFB in North Carolina – has received a single F-15C Eagle from Nellis AFB, Nevada, to help alleviate the training burden on its fleet of F-15E Strike Eagle multi-role fighters

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Star Wars 'stormtrooper' marshalls F-15

Check out a video of Star Wars 'stormtrooper' seeing off an F-15 Eagle.

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Grim Reapers' F-15s bow out of Europe

On April 27, 2022, the final four McDonnell Douglas F-15C Eagles departed RAF Lakenheath and flew west for their new assignment to the 131st Fighter Squadron, Massachusetts Air National Guard at Barnes Municipal Airport.

Top Aces Skyhawks first air combat training involving USAF fighters in Europe was with F-16 Fighting Falcons from the 52nd Fighter Wing in December 2021. One of the company’s Skyhawks is shown taxiing at Spangdahlem Air Base, home of the 52nd FW. USAF/Tech Sgt Maeson L Elleman News Premium

EXCLUSIVE: Lakenheath F-15s fight A-4 Skyhawks

US Air Force F-15s from the 48th Fighter Wing at RAF Lakenheath have been conducting air combat training with A-4 Skyhawks from adversary air provider Top Aces.

The F-15ID is based on the Advanced F-15 illustrated here in multirole configuration. Ron Bookout/Boeing News Premium

Indonesia receives approval to buy F-15s

The US Government has cleared the way for Boeing to sell Indonesia F-15s. This follows hot on the heels of the news yesterday (February 10) that Indonesia is to buy Dassault Rafales.

The recently unveiled specially marked F-15C of the 493rd FS, note the unit’s air-to-air kills painted on the air brake. Key-Jamie Ewan News Premium

Special markings highlight impending end of Eagle ops for ‘Grim Reapers’

The 48th Fighter Wing’s 493rd Fighter Squadron has specially painted one of its F-15Cs to mark the end of its operations with the Eagle

First operational test mission for the F-15EX

Full, large scale operational tests with the US Air Force’s first two Boeing F-15EX Eagle IIs recently got underway at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada. The 57th Wing at Nellis announced on October 22 that the new type’s first-ever operational test missions were being undertaken at Nellis from October 18-25, paired with F-15Cs and F-15Es

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F-117As conduct DACT training with 144th FW F-15s

Two Lockheed F-117A Nighthawks arrived at Fresno-Yosemite International Airport in California on September 13 to perform dissimilar air combat training (DACT) operations with Boeing F-15C/D Eagles assigned to the 144th FW

Rollout ceremony for Qatar's future fighter

Boeing has marked the rollout of the Qatar Emiri Air Force’s new F-15QA fighter at a ceremony attended by representatives from the US Air Force and QEAF at the company’s St Louis facility in late-August

History of the McDonnell Douglas  F-15

Born and raised as a McDonnell Douglas jet in the early 1970s, the F-15 Eagle is the world’s greatest post-war fighter aircraft with a kill tally of over 100 for no losses.

In the late 1970s, a US Air Force requirement for a tactical strike aircraft resulted in the F-15E Strike Eagle. Designed as a multi-role aircraft, like its F-15 Eagle sister ship, the F-15E is also proven in combat, and remains the US Air Force’s tactical strike aircraft of choice, one with a lethal air-to-air 
capability and bucketloads of performance.

When McDonnell Douglas merged with Boeing in August 1997, the F-15 became a Boeing branded aircraft - a time when Boeing was only building variants of the Strike Eagle. Orders were thin on the ground, and in 2001, no F-15 deliveries were made. It was the only dud year in the programme’s 48-year history. International orders for variants of the F-15 Advanced Eagle turned the programme’s fortune around. Deliveries continued to Singapore, the Republic of South Korea, and Saudi Arabia.

The F-15 has 2 distinct branches to the family, F-15 Eagle and F-15 Strike Eagle variants.