Aircraft Flown Part II

 

MCDONNEL DOUGLAS F-15A/B

"EAGLE"

DECEMBER 1977 - SEPTEMBER 1991

The F-15 is a high performance, twin engine, all weather air superiority fighter. It was the first US aircraft to have engine thrust greater than the normal weight of the aircraft, allowing it to accelerate while in a vertical climb. This, combined with low aircraft weight compared to wing area, makes the Eagle very highly maneuverable. The F-15 is 63 feet 9 inches long, 18 feet 7 ½ inches in height and weighs 56,000 pounds maximum. The $10,890,000 Eagle has a range of 3,450 miles with external fuel tanks, a service ceiling of 65,000 feet and a maximum speed of 1,600 MPH.

 

 

NORTHROP AT-38A

"TALON"

SEPTEMBER 1991 - PRESENT

The T-38 is a twin engine, high altitude, supersonic jet trainer. It is used in a variety of roles because of its design, economy of operations, ease of maintenance, high performance, and outstanding safety record. The aircraft is primarily used for undergraduate and instructor pilot training. It is 46 feet 4 ½ inches long, 12 feet 10 ½ inches high and has a wingspan of 25 feet 3 inches. The T-38 has a range of 1,000 miles, a ceiling of 55,000 feet and a maximum speed of 812 MPH.

 

LOCKHEED F-117A

"NIGHTHAWK"

DECEMBER 1993 - PRESENT

The F-117A is the world’s first operational aircraft designed to exploit low observable stealth technology. It is a single seat fighter and is designed to penetrate dense threat environments as well as high value targets with pinpoint accuracy. The F-117A has been employed in combat during both Operation JUST CAUSE (December 1989) and Operation DESERT STORM (January - February 1991). It has a wingspan of 43 feet, is 65 feet 11 inches long, 12 feet 5 inches high and weighs 52,000 pounds. The F-117A has an unlimited range with air refueling and can reach high subsonic speeds.



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