The F-15 has often been labeled as the greatest U.S. fighter aircraft from the 1970s until the early 21st century. The F-15C is a pure fighter with outstanding performance and has scored over 100 air-to-air victories without suffering any confirmed losses. The DCS Flaming Cliffs F-15C includes a professional level flight model, a detailed 6 degrees of freedom capable cockpit, highly accurate external model and sounds.
As a DCS Flaming Cliffs title, F-15C focuses on ease of use without complicated cockpit interaction, significantly reducing the learning curve. As such, F-15C features keyboard and joystick cockpit commands with a focus on the most mission critical of cockpit systems.
The McDonnell Douglas / Boeing F-15C Eagle is a highly maneuverable fourth-generation twin-engine all-weather tactical fighter. It has been the air superiority fighter mainstay of U.S. and NATO forces since the 1970s and will remain as such well into the 21st century.
Air superiority is achieved through high maneuverability at a wide range of airspeeds and altitudes, as well as advanced weapons and avionics.
The weapons and targeting system the F-15C can detect, track, and engage enemy aircraft autonomously. The F-15C can also be directed by ground and airborne controllers at beyond visual range, medium distances, and in close-quarters maneuvering dogfights, over friendly or enemy territory.
Weapons and control systems are configured in a way that enables a single pilot to effectively fight multiple enemy aircraft. The combination of the powerful radar and long range weapons often give the Eagle the first shot / first kill advantage.
The development program for the F-15C was based on an urgent need for a maneuverable latest-generation fighter, and the design was based new technologies as well as time-honored tradition of such famous aircraft as the P-51 Mustang and the F-86 Sabre.
Crew: 1 pilot
Length: 63 ft 9 in (19.43 m)
Wingspan: 42 ft 10 in (13.05 m)
Height: 18 ft 6 in (5.63 m)
Wing area: 608 ft2 (56.5 m2)
Leading edge sweep angle: 45°
Empty weight: 28,000 lb (12,700 kg)
Max. takeoff weight: 68,000 lb (30,845 kg)
Fuel weight in drop tanks: 5370 kg (3x1790 kg)
Fuel capacity: 13,455 lb (6,100 kg) internal
Combat radius: 1,061 nm (1,967 km) for interdiction mission
Ferry range: 3,000 nm (5,550 km) with conformal fuel tanks and three external fuel tanks
Service ceiling: 65,000 ft (20,000 m)
Rate of climb: >50,000 ft/min (254 m/s)
Take-Off Distance: 274 m
Landing Distance: 1067 m
Wing loading: 73.1 lb/ft2 (358 kg/m2)
Maximum design G-load: 9G
Lift-to-drag ratio: ~10
Max/Min G-Force: +9,0/-3,0
Guns: 1 x 20 mm (0.787 in) M61 Vulcan 6-barreled Gatling cannon, 940 rounds
4 x AIM-7 Sparrow air-to-air missile
4 x AIM-9 Sidewinder air-to-air missile
8 x AIM-120 AMRAAM air-to-air missile