Perhaps the only one that can surpass the F-15 is really the F-15. The last amazing feature is that the F-15 has been a 50-year-old fighter jet. In addition to the US Air Force, there are Israel Air Force, Qatar Air Force, Royal Saudi Air Force, Japan Air Self-Defense Force, Republic of Korea Air Force and Republic of Singapore. Air Force and other overseas customers. Not only is the F-15 an extension of U.S. influence, but three of the six users are East Asian customers, showing that the F-15 will still play a pivotal role in curbing the expansion of the CCP and North Korea.
F-15_1 Photo Credit: Li Boru, provided job email list by the author Birth of a legend The birth of the F-15, like the birth of the U.S. Navy "TOPGUN", was influenced by the experience of the failure of the Vietnam War, or more precisely the failure of the F-4 Ghost fighter. On September 24, 1958, the Air Force of the Republic of China set the record for the first air-to-air missile downing in human history, which made the U.S. Navy, Marine Corps and Air Force make a big mistake, that is, the use of machine guns or machine guns The main close-range aerial combat will gradually withdraw from the stage of history.
They believe that future fighter jets will be dominated by long-range air-to-air missiles, which will directly shoot down enemy aircraft from a distance that is visible to the naked eye, so there is no need for flexible aerial dogfighting capabilities. In addition, in order to strengthen the strike against ground targets, the amount of bombs attached to future fighter jets must be large, so the volume must be large and heavy. As long as they are designed with a fast enough engine, when the enemy comes up to intercept, they only need to increase the horsepower to escape. So under this kind of thinking, the F-4 ghost aircraft, which was once equipped for the navy, army and air force, was born.