Air International 2013-12
R.Dorr - Mud Mover /Military/
F-15E Strike Eagle 88-1668/’SJ’ of the 336th Fighter Squadron taxies out from the massive ramp at Seymour Johnson AFB, North Carolina.
Airmen load an AN/AAQ-33 Sniper targeting pod onto a Strike Eagle at Eglin AFB, Florida.
F-15E Strike Eagle 86-0184/’ET’ of the 40th Flight Test Squadron based at Eglin AFB, Florida, loaded with a single GBU-53/B SDB II.
F-15E Strike Eagle 88-1708/’SJ’ of the 335th Fighter Squadron based at Seymour Johnson AFB, North Carolina - loaded with live ordnance - departs Nellis AFB, Nevada, on a Green Flag mission. The aircraft is carrying two 2,000lb GBU-31 JDAMs and two 500lb GBU-12s.
A Strike Eagle fitted with an AN/AAQ-33 Sniper targeting pod and an AN/AAQ-13 LANTIRN navigation pod.
Armed for the air-to-air role, an F-15E loaded with an AIM-9 Sidewinder and an AIM-120 AMRAAM. The missiles are each carried on an LAU-128A/A guided missile launcher.
F-15E Strike Eagle 90-0257/’WA' assigned to the 17th Weapons Squadron based at Nellis AFB, Nevada, landing at its home station. It is loaded with two 3,000lb AGM-130 powered stand-off weapons carried on the underwing stores pylons.
Airmen assigned to the 336th Aircraft Maintenance Unit load a 2,000lb GBU-31 JDAM onto an F-15E Strike Eagle.
GBU-28E/B Enhanced Paveway III
AGM-130 powered standoff weapon
Airmen load a live AIM-120C AMRAAM onto the underwing pylon of a Strike Eagle prior to a missile shot over the Gulf of Mexico range flown from Eglin AFB, Florida.
Strike Eagles вернулись из очередного вылета в ходе операции "Iraqi Freedom". F-15E действовали с аэродрома Балад в Ираке, где раньше базировались иракские МиГ-23. Самолет на переднем плане несет типовую боевую нагрузку, включающую контейнер Sniper, управляемые бомбы и ракеты для самообороны.
F-15E Strike Eagles taxi in at Joint Base Balad, Iraq, after an Operation Iraqi Freedom mission.
Отличительной особенностью контейнера Sniper является то, что он позволяет F-15E находиться на значительном удалении от цели - это снижает шансы обнаружить себя и позволяет достичь внезапности атаки.
The AN/AAQ-33 Sniper Advanced Targeting Pod made its operational debut on January 7, 2007, on an F-15E Strike Eagle assigned to the 494th Fighter Squadron based at RAF Lakenheath.
F-15E Strike Eagle 92-0366/'OT’ assigned to the 422nd Test and Evaluation Squadron based at Nellis AFB, Nevada, prior to a test mission of the AIM-120 AMRAAM missile.
F-15E Strike Eagle carrying targeting pod - an AN/AAQ-28 Litening III
F-15E Strike Eagle carrying targeting pod - an AN/AAQ-33 Sniper.