By Tyson Rininger
The F-15A entered carrier in 1972 as "the first devoted USAF air superiority fighter because the F-86 Sabre." greater than 3 many years and myriad versions and variations later, the F-15 remains to be the U.S. Air Force's optimum air superiority weapon, a veteran of U.S. conflicts as fresh as Operation desolate tract typhoon and almost immediately serving within the air forces of U.S. allies round the world. F-15 Eagle at battle, that includes the amazing aerial images of writer Tyson V. Rininger, follows the layout, manufacture, and function of the F-15 from its first visual appeal via its carrier in a number of chilly struggle and modern conflicts. The e-book profiles each one version and improve in expertise as much as the F-15C, D, and E types that served within the Persian Gulf, the place they claimed 36 of 39 Air strength victories in air-to-air combat. it's a becoming and punctiliously attention-grabbing tribute to this celebrated plane and icon of the U.S. Air strength.
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