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WTW144-02001 McDonnell Douglas F-15C Eagle USAF 57th ATG, 65th AGRS, 80-0010, Nellis AFB, NV

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McDonnell Douglas F-15C Eagle 5.25" 3.5"

The 57th Adversary Tactics Group consists of two aggressor squadrons, the 64th AGRS flying F-16 aircraft and the 65th AGRS flying F-15 aircraft, that replicate adversary threat tactics while training combat air forces aircrews. The 65th AGRS is assigned 24 F-15 aircraft, painted in camouflage schemes identical to those observed on Russian-manufactured Su-27 Flanker fighters. The aggressor squadron program has its origins in the post-Vietnam War Air Force, when in 1975 the benefits of evaluating obtained Foreign Technology aircraft at test ranges in Nevada were applied to operational fighter squadrons, in order to improve the combat flying skills of front-line USAF pilots during the Cold War.

McDonnell Douglas F-15C Eagle

Designed to meet US Air Force requirements for an air superiority fighter to replace the F-4 Phantom, the F-15 Eagle first flew on July 27, 1972. The Air Force needed a fighter that could engage long range targets, a skill the F-4 did not possess. The F-15 has a pulse-Doppler radar system, which can track small high-speed targets up to 120 nautical miles away and can lock its missile onto targets up to 50 nautical miles away. With more than 100 aerial combat victories, the F-15 is said to be one of the most successful modern fighters. It is expected to remain in service until 2025.
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