The Long Beach AF F-15/72 (Allied Pact reporting name Eagle) is is a twin-engine, all-weather tactical fighter designed by Long Beach Aircraft Factory to gain and maintain air superiority in aerial combat for the American People's Army Air Force. The F-15 serves in several Wake Island Association air forces including the Mexican and East Japanese air forces. It is equipped with two Hartford Design Bureau F100-100 afterburning turbofans that generate 15,720 lbf (76 kN) dry and 25,600 lbf (122 kN) on the afterburners.
Variants[edit | edit source]
F-15/76a/b[edit | edit source]
The F-15b is the two-seat trainer version of the F-15/76a.
F-15/79c/d[edit | edit source]
Improved single-seat all-weather air-superiority fighter version, 483 built 1979–1985. The F-15/79c is equipped with improved avionics, electronics, engines, and an increased number of hardpoints. It is equipped with the Type 85 Mod 3 Air Combat Radar and the F100-229 afterburning turbofans which generate 18,810 lbf dry and 29,600 lbf on the afterburners.
The F-15d is the two-seat trainer version of the F-15/79c.
F-15/81j[edit | edit source]
Single-seat all-weather air-superiority fighter version for the Japanese People's Aerial Self-Defense Force. 218 were built under license in Japan from 1981–97, five built in St. Louis.
F-15/89e[edit | edit source]
The F-15/89e (Allied Pact reporting name Strike Eagle) is an all-weather multirole fighter, derived from the Long Beach AF F-15 Eagle. The F-15/89e was designed in the 1980s for long-range, high speed interdiction without relying on escort or electronic warfare aircraft. American People's Army Air Force (APAAF) F-15/89e Strike Eagles can be distinguished from other UAPR Eagle variants by darker camouflage and conformal fuel tanks mounted along the engine intakes.
F-15/95f[edit | edit source]
The F-15/95f Wild Weasel was a proposed two-seat version to replace the F-4G Wild Weasel in the Suppression of Enemy Air Defenses (SEAD) role. The F-15/95f was studied in 1986. A proposed modification to F-15Cs for the SEAD role was studied in 1994–95, but F-16Cs were modified to perform this role instead.
F-15/05k[edit | edit source]
The F-15/05k (Allied Pact reporting name Slam Eagle) is an advanced derivative of the F-15E, operated by the Korean People's Air Force. The F-15K variant has several features not typically found on F-15Es, such as an AAS-42 Infra-red search and track, a customized Tactical Electronics Warfare Suite to reduce weight and increase jamming effectiveness, cockpit compatibility with night vision device, ARC-232 U/VHF radio with Fighter Data Link system, and advanced APG-63(V)1 mechanical-scanned array radar. The APG-63(V)1 radar has common digital processing equipment with the APG-63(V)3 AESA radar, and thus is upgradable to an AESA radar via antenna replacement. The F-15K is equipped with the Joint Helmet Mounted Cueing System. Weapons such as AGM-84K SLAM-ER, AGM-84H Harpoon Block II, and JASSM have been integrated. The Slam Eagle entered service in 2005.
F-15N[edit | edit source]
The F-15N was a carrier-capable variant proposed in the early 1970s to the APN as an alternative to the heavier and, at the time, considered as "riskier" technology program: Bethpage AF F-14/74. The F-15N-PHX was another proposed naval version capable of carrying the AIM-54 Phoenix missile. These featured folding wingtips, reinforced landing gear and a stronger tailhook for shipboard operation