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F-15A Eagle "The Everlasting Legend"


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F-15A Eagle  

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  1. 1. Would you like to see the F-15 in War Thunder?

    • Yes! 'Merica f yeah
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    • No
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    • Yes, but in the future
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  2. 2. What tech tree should it be in?

    • USA
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    • USA and Japan
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    • I voted "no" in the first question
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  3. 3. What BR should it sit at?

    • <10.0
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    • 10.0-10.7
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    • 11.0-11.7
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    • 12.0
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    • >12.0
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    • I don't care
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    • I voted "no" in the first question
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General Facts

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Country of Origin: USA

Manufacturer: McDonnell Douglas

Year of Introduction: 1976

Crew: 1

Variants: F-15A: initial production variant, single seat, F100-PW-100 Engines

                F-15B: two seat variant

                F-15C: single seat variant, F100-PW-220 Engines

                F-15D: two seat variant of the F-15C

                F-15E: more advanced two seat strike modification, now designated "Strike Eagle"

                F-15SE: F-15E with lowered radar cross section, called "Silent Eagle"

                F-15J: single seat version for the JASDF(Japanese air selfe defense force)

                F-15DJ: two seat trainer version for the JASDF

                F-15I: special Israeli modification of the F-15E

                F-15SA: advanced modification of the F-15E used by the Saudi airforce

Operators: USA, Japan, Israel, Saudi Arabia, Japan, Qatar

     

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Specifications

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Dimensions:

Length: 63.8 ft (19.45 m)

Wing Span: 42.8 ft (13.05 m)

Height: 18.5 ft (5.65 m)

 

Weight:

Operating weight: 27,500 lb

Takeoff gross weight: 45,000 lb

Max. weight: 56.000 lb

 

Engines:

Two Pratt&Whitney F100-PW-100 turbofans with afterburner

         No thrust values given in the flight manual but different external sources say between 23,900 lbf and 29,000 lbf of thrust

 

Airspeed Limitations:

 NOTE: All these speeds were measured with LOTS of extra weight and drag and the flight manual doesn't state what exactly was attached to the aircraft. But every external source states 3017 kph(1629 kt; Mach 2.84) 

in a clean configuration at altitude(most likely 50,000 ft as that's where the planes achieves its maximum speed)

 

CAS(Calibrated airspeed):

0-35,000 ft: 800 kt; 1481 kph

40,000 ft: 760 kt; 1407 kph

45,000 ft: 710 kt; 1314 kph

50,000 ft: 650 kt; 1203 kph

55,000 ft: 580 kt; 1074 kph

60,000 ft: 530 kt; 981 kph

65,000 ft:  480 kt; 888 kph;

 

TAS(True airspeed):

Sea Level: 800 kt; 1481 kph; Mach 1.20

10,000 ft: 884 kt; 1637 kph; Mach 1.38

15,000 ft: 928 kt; 1719 kph; Mach 1.48

20,000 ft: 974 kt; 1804 kph; Mach 1.58

25,000 ft: 1022 kt; 1892 kph; Mach 1.69

30,000 ft: 1070 kt; 1983 kph; Mach 1.81

35,000 ft: 1121 kt; 2076 kph; Mach 1.94
40,000 ft: 1149 kt; 2127 kph; Mach 2.00

45,000 ft: 1170 kt; 2166 kph; Mach 2.03

50,000 ft: 1176 kt; 2178 kph; Mach 2.05

55,000 ft: 1165 kt; 2158 kph; Mach 2.03

60,000 ft: 1174 kt; 2175 kph; Mach 2.04

65,000 ft: 1102 kt; 2041 kph; Mach 1.92

 

Climb:

Again no values given in the flight manual but external sources say 50,000 ft/m

     But the flight manual says the optimal way to climb is:

     At mil power: "Climb at 350 knots to 0.90 Mach, then maintain 0.90 Mach"

     At max power: "Climb at 350 knot to 0.95 Mach. If Mach increases above 0.95 at 40° pitch attitude, hold 40° and allow the Mach to increase.(Mach will only rise slightly before returning to 0.95)"

 

 

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Armament

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Standard: One M61A1 Vulcan 20mm cannon

 

Supendable: Loadouts of 1,2,3,4 or 7

                       AIM-9P/L/M Sidewinder Infrared guided air-to-air missiles or

                       loadouts of 2 or 4 

                       AIM-7F/M Sparrow semi-active-radar guided air-to-air missiles

                      

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History And Development 

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For its time the McDonnell Douglas(now Boeing) F-15 Eagle was the most capable American fighter. Advanced technologies and forward thinking design made the F-15 an excellently performing multi-role fighter, which gave it the honor of succeeding the legendary F-4 Phantom II. Upon its introduction in 1976 the F-15 was immediately feared by its enemies and for good reason, having at one time achieved a kill-to-loss ratio of 100 to 0.

 

The F-15's prototype was designated "YF-15A" the first productions model were called F-15A. It was relatively quickly succeeded by the two-seat F-15B. The next variant, the F-15C, was again single seat variant, but now employing the improved F100-PW-220 engines. And the F-15D is to the F-15C what the F-15B is to the F-15A. The next modification was a major leap in technology, so much so that it even got a new name the 

F-15E "Strike Eagle". The next variants up to modern day are mostly just avionics improvements over the F-15E.

 

The F-15 saw its first combat when an Israeli owned F-15 shot down Soviet-built, Syrian owned MiG-21 "Fishbed" fighters.

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Let me know your opinion about this legend in the comments, have a nice day, Cpt_High_Ground out.:salute:

DISCLAIMER: I know most of these pictures are F-15E Strike Eagles, but I still used them because they look very similar.

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NO NO!

 

Here it seems that you're doing unwary steps into what seems to be tier 7 or tier 8.

 

This is in no comparison with the F-4 and MiG-21. It's beyond their tech level.

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23 minutes ago, Cpt_High_Ground said:

No one ever said it will have to face these planes.

 

Yes.

 

My point is that tier 6 will cap at those. Anything beyond their tech levels is past tier 6's standards. 

 

Radar, performance, type of missiles etc.

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10 minutes ago, Cpt_High_Ground said:

Why?! We have a Sheridan and a Type 90 in the same tier??? And why in the next 3 years?!

 

Modern tank gameplay =/= modern jet gameplay! Too different to be compared on the same level 

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5 minutes ago, Gavin_Mactavish said:

Thatll make sense ONLY when tier 8 or 9 is added.

 

WHY??? We have a 2.0 BR spread in tier 6 tanks so why not have it in aircraft? I think you’re just hating on modern planes as you also said pretty much the exact same thing on the suggestion for the Aardvark! And tier 9?? An F-22 MIGHT be tier 8 and what would be in tier 7 and the rest of tier 6?!

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12 minutes ago, Cpt_High_Ground said:

WHY??? We have a 2.0 BR spread in tier 6 tanks so why not have it in aircraft? I think you’re just hating on modern planes as you also said pretty much the exact same thing on the suggestion for the Aardvark! And tier 9?? An F-22 MIGHT be tier 8 and what would be in tier 7 and the rest of tier 6?!

Its different for tanks...Thats why.

Having a Leopard 2a4 at tier 6 does not warrent having a F-15 at tier 6 just because they existed at the same time.

Tank tree placement =/= Plane tree placement.

F-15  is just too modern. It had radar that tracked past 50km...We dont even have maps that big even in air RB.

Regarding the Aardvark.

That thing goes past mach 2. Thats all there is i need to say about it not belonging to Tier 6.

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5 minutes ago, Gavin_Mactavish said:

Its different for tanks...Thats why.

Having a Leopard 2a4 at tier 6 does not warrent having a F-15 at tier 6 just because they existed at the same time.

Tank tree placement =/= Plane tree placement.

F-15  is just too modern. It had radar that tracked past 50km...We dont even have maps that big even in air RB.

Let’s say we put late Korea/ early Vietnam jets at Tier 6(Like the A-4, F-4) and then put 70s jets like the F-15,F-16 F-14 etc at tier 7.

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4 minutes ago, Cpt_High_Ground said:

Let’s say we put late Korea/ early Vietnam jets at Tier 6(Like the A-4, F-4) and then put 70s jets like the F-15,F-16 F-14 etc at tier 7.

Gaijin does not use dates as leverage for balance.

Thats for korean era vehicles commonly fight WW2 vehicles.

The Asu-57, a Korean war vehicle even fights the early panzer 4s.

 

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22 minutes ago, Cpt_High_Ground said:

Well then put it at 12.0+ and add an Su-27 along

 

44 minutes ago, EpicBlitzkrieg87 said:

Anything beyond their tech levels is past tier 6's standards. 

 

Radar, performance, type of missiles etc.

 

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4 minutes ago, Gavin_Mactavish said:

Gaijin does not use dates as leverage for balance.

Thats for korean era vehicles commonly fight WW2 vehicles.

The Asu-57, a Korean war vehicle even fights the early panzer 4s.

 

But it would be fair having duels like

F-100 vs MiG-19(early tier 6)

F-4 vs MiG-21(late tier 6)

F-15 vs Su-27(tier 7)

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You're missing the whole point...

 

These planes would come equipped with the highly reliable missiles, advanced radar types and radar guided missiles which are still yet to be figured out by Gaijin. 

 

BR is not the only thing you have to think about. 

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Well then make these highly reliable missiles fight each other! And we already have AIM-9Ls in game!

 

Oh yeah and very good radar guided missiles..... AIM-7.......IT’S NOT A GODAMN R-77 OR AMRAAM

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1 minute ago, Cpt_High_Ground said:

Well then make these highly reliable missiles fight each other! And we already have AIM-9Ls in game!

 

On HELICOPTERS ONLY! Their gameplay is vastly different. No one wants legit fire and forget missiles in air rb. The combat would be really boring.

 

And that's not the only issue. 

 

You know what else?

 

8 minutes ago, EpicBlitzkrieg87 said:

advanced radar types and radar guided missiles which are still yet to be figured out by Gaijin. 

 

Please think more openly 

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How about they just add a bit more advanced heat-seekers like maybe the AIM-9P not even the L or the M then you could have really interesting combat within like 6km with dodging flares etc.

 

And I never said I wanted AMRAAMs or perhaps even Sparrows

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13 minutes ago, Cpt_High_Ground said:

How about they just add a bit more advanced heat-seekers like maybe the AIM-9P not even the L or the M then you could have really interesting combat within like 6km with dodging flares etc.

 

And I never said I wanted AMRAAMs or perhaps even Sparrows

What makes you think the Aim-9L is point and click?.

Does it not have that same 6G Limit?. All i have to do is press D and page up....

 

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2 minutes ago, Gavin_Mactavish said:

What makes you think the Aim-9L is point and click?.

Does it not have that same 6G Limit?. All i have to do is press D and page up....

 

It’s all-aspect and has a 20G Limit the AIM-9M has an even higher G limit that’s why I said the AIM-9P would be suitable as it does have high G limit and a relatively long range but only in rear-aspect 

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17 minutes ago, Cpt_High_Ground said:

How about they just add a bit more advanced heat-seekers like maybe the AIM-9P not even the L or the M then you could have really interesting combat within like 6km with dodging flares etc.

  

And I never said I wanted AMRAAMs or perhaps even Sparrows

 

You may not want them, but the plane had them

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1 minute ago, EpicBlitzkrieg87 said:

 

You may not want them, but the plane had them

The Abrams had M900, the Leopard 2A4 had DM-33, the Challenger has L26(which IMO should be added) but we don’t have either of these in-game because Gaijin already states that they will use ammunition choices and armament load outs as a balancing factor

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