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American Eagles Join the Show

Published: 16 Jun 2016

F-15s from the 48th Fighter Wing, based at RAF Lakenheath, Suffolk will be joining the static aircraft line up at Air Tattoo 2016. Two F-15C fighters from the 493rd Fighter Squadron (FS) along with a single F-15E Strike Eagle from the 492nd FS, will be making the short journey to RAF Fairford. 

The F-15A model entered service in early 1976. Soon it and the two-seat F-15B conversion trainer were superseded in production by the corresponding F-15C and F-15D models, with an upgraded radar and greater fuel capacity for improved range. The Eagle has many times proved its worth in combat, notching up over 100 reported air-to-air kills in use with the USAF, Israel and Saudi Arabia. The basic fighter design also spawned the multi-role F-15E Strike Eagle and derivatives. 

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