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The F-15 Eagle is a two-jet airlifting hunter of the US aircraft manufacturer McDonnell Douglas (since 1997 part of Boeing). It was designed, as the classification already implies, for the production and maintenance of the air superiority in the event of conflict. In this role, it almost completely replaced the F-4 Phantom II. The F-15 is itself replaced to a certain degree by the F-22 Raptor.
A significant development is the F-15E Strike Eagle, which is equipped with an extensive air-ground armament. This made a modern multi-purpose combat aircraft out of a pure air superiority hunter. The story of the F-15 begins with the FX-study (“Fighter Experimental”), which was initially initiated by the US Air Force in 1965 under the name “Qualitative Operational Requirement”. The aim of the study was to find a suitable successor for the F-4 Phantom II.
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