The McDonnell Douglas F-15 Eagle is an American twin-engined, all-weather tactical fighter aircraft designed by McDonnell Douglas (now Boeing) to gain and maintain air supremacy in all aspects of aerial combat. Following reviews of proposals, the United States Air Force selected McDonnell Douglas's design in 1967 to meet the service's need for a dedicated air-superiority fighter. The Eagle first flew in July 1972, and entered service in 1976. It is among the most successful modern fighters, with over 100 victories and no losses in aerial combat, with the majority of the kills by the Israeli Air Force.
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2: the opening of the landing parachute.
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- Wingspan 36.5ft (11.1m)
- Length 42.9ft (13.1m)
- Height 15.1ft (4.6m)
- Empty Weight 22,586lbs (10,245kg)
- Loaded Weight 38,423lbs (17,428kg)
- Power/Weight Ratio 1.754
- Wing Loading 99.3lbs/ft2 (485.0kg/m2)
- Wing Area 386.8ft2 (35.9m2)
- Drag Points 4539
- Number of Parts 119
- Control Surfaces 6