Air International 1974-03
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D.Godfrey - The day of the Eagle
Photographed in the course of 1973, the fifth F-15A is shown here carrying EROS collision avoidance equipment in a pod on the wing pylon. This equipment, developed by McDonnell Douglas, has been adopted as an additional safety aid during flight testing.
Photographed in the course of 1973, the fifth F-15A is shown here carrying EROS collision avoidance equipment in a pod on the wing pylon. This equipment, developed by McDonnell Douglas, has been adopted as an additional safety aid during flight testing.
An F-15A is shown in "flying boom" refuelling trials with a Boeing KC-135A.
The first F-15A on its initial flight, with dorsal speed brake, wing flaps and undercarriage extended.
The No 5 flight test F-15A carrying a 600-US gallon (2 273 l) fuel tank on the fuselage strong-point. Two more such tanks can be carried on wing pylons.
A close-up of the Eagle's starboard intake, showing the variable ramps and the gap between the fuselage sides and the intakes, which prevents turbulent boundary-layer air from being drawn into the engine.
McDonnell Douglas F-15A Eagle
A three-view drawing of the McDonnell Douglas F-15A Eagle in its current production configuration, with four AAMs and one external fuel tank. Additional weapons or tanks can be carried on the wing pylons.
An F-15A is shown in "flying boom" refuelling trials with a Boeing KC-135A.
The No 11 test aircraft is the first of two two-seat TF-15As included in the initial development batch.