The Contrails: Aircraft, Weapons Systems: F-15E Strike Eagle

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Manufacturer: McDonnell Douglas

Function: Air-to-Ground Attack Aircraft

Service Date: 1988

Speed: 1,875 mph

Crew: Two

Production: 236

Inventory: 219

Commentary: A heavily modified, two-seat, dual-role variant of the F-15, with weapons
systems integrated for all-weather deep interdiction missions and as air-to-air combat. During Desert Storm, 48 USAF F-15Es deployed to the Persian Gulf where they operated at
night, hunting Scud missile launchers and artillery sites.