Large twin-engine air-superiority fighter. The F-15 was the U.S. response the MiG-25. Although not as fast, is a better complete fighter. The armament was optimized to get down to any opponent, although the basic types of missiles (AIM-9 and AIM-7) are the same that carries the F-4. F-15 has become almost "kills" all the air-air warfare (second) Gulf. Since the F-15 F-15E two-seat fighter was developed, which retains its air-to-air combat capability, but added that the team for all-weather attack missions.
The first F-15A flight was made in July 1972 and the first flight of the two-seater F-15B (formerly TF-15A) trainer was made in July 1973. The first Eagle (F-15B) was delivered in November 1974 for tactical training sector 58a, Luke Air Force Base, Arizona, where he conducted the training of pilots in the two F-15A and B aircraft. In January 1976, the first Eagle destined for a combat squadron was delivered to the 1st Tactical Fighter Wing at Langley Air Force Base, Virginia
Other units equipped with F-15 include 36 Fighter Wing, Bitburg Air Base, Germany, 325th Fighter Wing at Tyndall Air Force Base, Florida, 33rd Fighter Wing, Eglin AFB, Florida, 32 Squadron hunting, Soesterberg AB, Netherlands, and 3D Fighter Wing, Elmendorf Air Force Base, Alaska. In January 1982, the 48th squadron of fighter-interceptor at Langley Air Force Base Air became the first Air Force squadron to defend the transition to the F-15.
The single-seat F-15C and 15D two-seat F-models entered the Air Force inventory in 1979. Kadena Air Base, Japan, received the first F-15C in September 1979. These new models have improved the production of Eagle Package (PEP 2000), including 2,000 pounds (900 kilograms) of additional internal fuel, provision for carrying external fuel tanks forming and increased maximum takeoff weight up to 68,000 pounds (30,600 kilograms).
Some members of the armed forces, most infamous "Mafia fighter," a group of strategists that formed in response to the initial losses in air battles of Vietnam, found that the F-15 was just an updated version the F-4 Phantom II, a plane that suffered losses of dogfighting in Vietnam. Criticism maneuverability F-15 fighter of great size and cost led to the development of the F-16 Fighting Falcon, an aircraft that complements the F-15 as having strengths in the areas indicated.