The initial production airplanes, the first training F/A-18s have been in service with VFA-125 since November 1980. The new capabilities introduced by the F/A-18 have met with an enthusiastic response among operating personnel. More >>
The F-117A Nighthawk is the world's first operational aircraft designed to exploit low-observable stealth technology. The unique design of the single-seat F-117A provides exceptional combat capabilities. More >>
NicknameApache Maximum Altitude21,000 Feet Top Speed184 mph Range300 miles The AH-64 Apache is a twin-engine, four bladed, multi-mission attack helicopter designed as a highly stable aerial weapons-deliveryMore >>
NicknameHarrier Vectored Thrust Range2,416 Miles 3,380 sorties in Desert Storm A joint effort by British Aerospace and McDonnell Douglas resulted in the development of the AV-8A Harrier II whichMore >>
The KC-135 Stratotanker's principal mission is air refueling. This asset greatly enhances the U. S. Air Force's capability to accomplish its mission of Global Engagement. It also provides aerial refuelingMore >>
NicknameTweet Fundamental trainer Wingspan33 feet Top speed410 mph The T-37 Tweet is a twin-engine jet used for training undergraduate pilots, undergraduate navigator and tactical navigator studentsMore >>
NicknameBlackhawk Maximum Altitude19,000 Feet Top Speed184 mph Range373 miles The Black Hawk is a multi-purpose helicopter that serves as the US Army's principal tactical transport helicopter (replacingMore >>
NicknameWarthog Wingspan57.5 Feet Top Speed439 mph The A-10 and OA-10 Thunderbolt IIs are the first Air Force aircraft specially designed for close air support of ground forces. They are simple,More >>
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The Eagle's air superiority is achieved through a mixture of unprecedented maneuverability and acceleration, range, weapons and avionics. It can penetrate enemy defense and outperform and outfight any current enemy aircraft.
The F-15 has electronic systems and weaponry to detect, acquire, track and attack enemy aircraft while operating in friendly or enemy-controlled airspace. The weapons and flight control systems are designed so one person can safely and effectively perform air-to-air combat.
The F-15's superior maneuverability and acceleration are achieved through high engine thrust-to-weight ratio and low wing loading. Low wing-loading (the ratio of aircraft weight to its wing area) is a vital factor in maneuverability and, combined with the high thrust-to-weight ratio, enables the aircraft to turn tightly without losing airspeed.