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McDonnell Douglas F-15 Eagle: books - history and technology

A book on the McDonnell Douglas F-15 Eagle? Here are books on the history and technology of McDonnell Douglas jet fighters.

McDonnell Douglas / Boeing F-15 Eagle Manual (1972 onwards) - An insight into operating, flying and maintaining (Haynes Aircraft Manual)

An insight into operating, flying and maintaining the USAF's all-weather tactical jet fighter. Considered to be among the most successful of modern jet fighters with 104 aerial combat victories to its credit (with no losses) the McDonnell Douglas F-15 Eagle twin-engine all-weather tactical jet fighter entered service with the USAF in 1976 and is expected to remain so until 2025.

Pages of the book McDonnell Douglas/Boeing F-15 Eagle Manual (1)

Author Steve Davies has been given privileged access to the F-15 Eagles of the USAF's 48th Fighter Wing at RAF Lakenheath, Suffolk, and their air and ground personnel, to give readers a stunning insight into operating, flying and maintaining the F-15.

Pages of the book McDonnell Douglas/Boeing F-15 Eagle Manual (2)

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Author:Anthony M. Thornborough
Specs:160 pages, 28 x 21.5 x 1.4 cm / 11 x 8.5 x 0.55 in, hardback
Illustrations:25 b&w and 275 colour photographs
Publisher:Haynes Publishing (GB, 2014)
Series:Haynes Aircraft Manual
EAN:9780857332431
Book: McDonnell Douglas / Boeing F-15 Eagle Manual (1972 onwards) - An insight into operating, flying and maintaining (Haynes Aircraft Manual)

McDonnell Douglas / Boeing F-15 Eagle Manual (1972 onwards) - An insight into operating, flying and maintaining

Language: English

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F-15 C Eagle Units in Combat (Osprey)

The F-15A/C is irrefutably the most successful jet fighter of the last 30 years. Serving in the Air Forces of Israel, the United States and Saudi Arabia, it has racked up a kill ratio exceeding 105:0. Despite its age, it remains the leading operational air superiority and intercept platform in service today.
The hi-tech wizardry of modern air combat detailed in this book makes for fascinating reading, even to those not immediately familiar with modern airpower, and a huge pool of previously unpublished information on both aircrafts' combat records is uncovered.

Contents: The Eagle takes flight - Kal shoot down and RSAF kills - Ducks in a barrel - The Eagle and the 'Fulcrum' - Blue on blue.

Author:Steve Davies
Specs:96 pages, 24.5 x 18.5 x 0.7 cm / 9.7 x 7.3 x 0.28 in, paperback
Illustrations:photographs and drawings (in b&w and colour)
Publisher:Osprey Publishing (GB, 2005)
Series:Combat Aircraft (53)
EAN:9781841767307
Book: F-15 C Eagle Units in Combat (Osprey)

F-15 C Eagle Units in Combat

Language: English

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F-15 Eagle Vs MIG-23/25 : Iraq 1991 (Osprey)

Designed following the relatively poor performance of America's multi-role fighters during the Vietnam War, the F-15 Eagle was conceived as a dedicated air superiority fighter. But, having trained for 15 years in the Eagle it wasn't Eastern Bloc operated MiGs that the F-15 eventually came up against, but pilots of Saddam Hussein's Iraqi airforce.

This book analyses the combat between the American and Soviet 'Cold War fighters' in a balanced manner, examining how the technical abilities of the aircraft combined with the different levels of training available to opposing pilots and groundcrews allowed the F-15s to destroy the Iraqi offensive abilities within weeks of the First Gulf War starting.
Packed with artwork, illustrations and photographs, this book places the reader in the cockpit during one of the last major dogfighting air wars in modern history.

Contents: Introduction - Chronology - Design and Development - Technical Specifications - The Strategic Situation - The Combatants - Combat - Statistics and Analysis - Aftermath - Further Reading - Index.

Author:Doug Dildy, Tom Cooper
Specs:80 pages, 25 x 18.5 x 0.8 cm / 9.8 x 7.3 x 0.31 in, paperback
Illustrations:35 b&w and 30 colour photographs
Publisher:Osprey Publishing (GB, 2016)
Series:Duel (72)
EAN:9781472812704
Book: F-15 Eagle Vs MIG-23/25 : Iraq 1991 (Osprey)

F-15 Eagle Vs MIG-23/25 : Iraq 1991

Language: English

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Israeli F-15 Eagle Units in Combat (Osprey)

Post-Yom Kippur War, Israel purchased the F-15 Eagle, the then world's best air-to-air fighter, in an effort to prevent another surprise attack from the air. For the first time in its history the IDF/AF operated a fighter that was a full generation ahead of opposing interceptors in the region.
The first 'kill' F-15 Baz (Buzzard) arrived in Israel in 1976 and soon proved its worth in combat. Israeli Baz pilots were credited with 12.5 kills between 1979 and 1981, with 33 victories following during the June 1982 Lebanon War. Despite substantial combat, no Israeli F-15 has ever been lost to enemy action.
In the 1990s the US government supplied the IDF/AF with the F-15I Ra'am (Thunder) to fulfill the long-range surface-to-surface missile mission post-Desert Storm. From A to I, the extremely capable, and combat-tested, Israeli F-15 force will continue to deter potential enemies well into the foreseeable future.

This book examines the history and development of these units.

Contents: Baz Origins - Close and Far - Lebanon War - From Lebanon to Iraq - Reshaping Deterrence - Baz Upgrade.
Appendices: Israeli F-15 Aces - Israeli F-15 kills - Colour Profiles.

Author:Shlomo Aloni
Specs:96 pages, 24.5 x 18.5 x 0.8 cm / 9.7 x 7.3 x 0.31 in, paperback
Illustrations:photographs and drawings (in b&w and colour)
Publisher:Osprey Publishing (GB, 2006)
Series:Combat Aircraft (67)
EAN:9781846030475
Book: Israeli F-15 Eagle Units in Combat (Osprey)

Israeli F-15 Eagle Units in Combat

Language: English

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F-15 E Strike Eagle Units in Combat 1990 - 2005 (Osprey)

The F-15E Strike Eagle has been at the center of every single conflict in which the US has been involved since 1990. This remarkable aircraft has repeatedly struck targets where no other Coalition, NATO or US fighter has been able to go, breaking records for combat endurance and effectiveness. In the last decade, the Strike Eagle has been consistently upgraded to accommodate the latest weapons and electronic equipment.

This book provides a thorough study of this versatile strike aircraft, as well as exploring its role in Operation Desert Storm and, more recently, the Balkans, Afghanistan and Iraq.

Contents: F-15E Overview - Desert Shield and Desert Storm - No Fly Zones - Deny Flight and Allied Force - Afghan Rebels - Operation Iraqi Freedom.

Author:Steve Davies
Specs:96 pages, 24.5 x 18.5 x 0.7 cm / 9.7 x 7.3 x 0.28 in, paperback
Illustrations:photographs and drawings (in b&w and colour)
Publisher:Osprey Publishing (GB, 2005)
Series:Combat Aircraft (59)
EAN:9781841769097
Book: F-15 E Strike Eagle Units in Combat 1990 - 2005 (Osprey)

F-15 E Strike Eagle Units in Combat 1990 - 2005

Language: English

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