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F-15C Fun Facts

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The official combat record of the F-15C is 104 kills to 0 losses in air-air combat, and 0 losses to ground fire. The 104 kills come from a combination of US, Israeli and Saudi aircraft.

The F-15 was designed to counter the threat of the Russian MiG-25. It has played a crucial role in gaining and maintaining US air superiority since 1979. Since 15 April 1953, no US soldier has come under attack from enemy aircraft.

All training for US F-15 pilots is conducted in Klamath Falls, OR during the 7-month long initial training course.

Only three other countries were allowed to purchase F-15's - Israel, Japan and Saudi Arabia. Israel later converted many of their F-15C's - called the "Baz" - into two-seat strike variants.

It was designed to be a superb dogfighting machine in addition to a long-range killer, with nearly a 1:1 thrust to weight ratio and large enough control surfaces to give it the edge in high-AOA maneuvering.

Until 2015, the Air Force used the F-15 in an aggressor role to train US fighter pilots to counter the threat of enemy high-performance fighters such as the Su-27 Flanker and J-11B.

This picture shows an F-15 from Edwards AFB firing an ASM-135 ASAT. The F-15 is the only fighter jet to ever shoot a satellite out of orbit.

Contrary to popular belief, this is NOT an F-15C. This is an F-15E Strike Eagle, which has an entirely different mission set. The F-15E has a minimum required crew of 2, and specializes in strike and interdiction missions. It is identified by the conformal fuel tanks on the side, the second crew member (not to be confused with the F-15D two-seat trainer for F-15C pilots) and the dark grey color scheme.

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