An American F-15E shot down a suspected pro-Syrian government drone in southeastern Syria today after it “dropped one of several weapons it was carrying near a position occupied by Coalition personnel who are training and advising partner ground forces in the fight against ISIS”, according to the CENTCOM news release.
It doesn’t have a sweet nickname like “The Bastard,” but the Israeli Air Force recently deployed a F-15B that several years ago was considered a total loss. The back half was ruined in a flight, but the front half was still good. Undeterred, the Israeli techs merely sutured the good half to the good half of another…
The F-15 Eagle’s main cannon isn’t quite as colossal as the one on the A-10 Thunderbolt, but like the Wu-Tang Clan, it ain’t nothing to fuck with. The 20mm rounds can be kicked out at the ridiculous rate of 6,000 per minute, and it takes a mechanical monster to load.
A report from Flightglobal.com states that Israel is requesting a batch of F-15s as part of a compensation program for the U.S. making a deal with Iran over its nuclear program. According to the report, not just any F-15 was requested, but the F-15SE Silent Eagle.
Because of the heat and haze and jet fuel power, the left side of this photo of F-15 Eagles on a runway looks more like an oil painting than a photo. It’s like an artist added some visual style and flair to the image. I like it.
A US Air Force F-15D just crashed during an training sortie in England, according to multiple reports. The cause is still unclear, but bystanders reported that the jet came down backwards, though the pilot is reported to have ejected safely.
An F-15C crashed earlier this morning in the mountains of western Virginia, and hours later, the pilot seems to have vanished without a trace. Part of the reason offered has been because it's so hard to communicate in that part of the country. But communications are silent in the National Radio Quiet Zone on purpose.
An F-15C fighter jet flying near the Washington, DC-area has reportedly crashed near the town of Deerfield, Virginia, according to the local News-Leader. UPDATE
A beautiful, crystal clear photo of an F-15E Strike Eagle piloted by Colonel Jeannie Leavitt—the first US Air Force female combat fighter pilot and the first commander of a combat fighter wing. This was her last refueling and her final flight—on May 29, 2014—after 2,600 hours flying this beautiful jet.
The DoD will be sending additional fighters to the Baltics, and possibly Poland, to beef up the NATO air policing roles along Russia's border with greater Europe.
I guess when you're the weapons officer in an F-15 getting refueled midair over the Persian Gulf, you have time to just chill out.
Two United States' Air Force F-15 Eagle fighters launched into Canadian airspace to intercept a Korean Air Boeing 777 on April 10, 5:30 Pacific Time. The plane was going to Seoul when it received a bomb threat shortly after takeoff from Vancouver, British Columbia.
In a training exercise gone wrong back in 1989, Capt. Brian Udell had to eject from his F-15 travelling at supersonic speeds. The force of the air on his body was so strong that it nearly killed him. Here is Udell explaining what happened.
Boeing revealed the newest iteration of the F-15 Eagle, the original Countach of the skies, this week. This new Boeing F-15 Silent Eagle is more stealthy, more ninja and more re-vamped for the 21st century.
Like other outlets, we too received a special "CONFIDENTIAL" package via DHL from Ford SVT this morning. Inside was a CD with the following video clip of the Ford F-150 Raptor being put through its paces in some unnamed desert. Looks like the truck is able to gobble up some pretty serious terrain at some pretty…
The yet-to-be-revealed Ford F-150 Raptor is set to be one of the most interesting vehicles to come from the SVT division, eschewing street performance for off-roading prowess. Here we get some teaser video of the truck in its element. The actual details on the Raptor are still largely under wraps, but the suspected…