The F-15 airframe in all its flavors will almost certainly spend an impressive half-century in active service—a first for a front line U.S. Air Force fighter.
For nearly three decades, the F-15 Eagle fighter was considered the undisputed king of the skies. Until the debut of its replacement, the F-22 Raptor, the F-15 was the U.S. Air Force’s frontline air superiority fighter. Even today, a modernized Eagle is still considered a formidable opponent, and manufacturer Boeing has proposed updated versions that could keep the airframe flying for the better part of a century.
F-15 Eagle – the American hunter: