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McDonnell Douglas F-15A Eagle

McDonnell Douglas F-15A Eagle

This aircraft AF 76-012 was a member of the 36th Fighter Wing stationed at Bitburg, Germany in the late 70’s early 80’s and flew in Desert Storm

Through the State Surplus Air Heritage acquired the F-15A that stands guard outside of our hangar here at Beaver County Airport, Beaver Falls, Pa. The F-15A Eagle came from Robbins AFB , Ga. The A model of the F-15 was obsoleted and the air force was using it at their sheet metal school at Robins AFB for training. Punching holes in the skin, and having the students go out to “patch for combat” was the drill. Once in our hangar we removed all of those patches, restored the skin to a more esthetic looking surface. Two crews went to Georgia to bring it back to Beaver County Airport. The first crew removed most of the flight surfaces, and brought them back on trailers. Also prepared the aircraft for the second crew to remove the tails, and place them on the two low-boy trailers with the wings and fuselage for the transport back to Beaver County Airport. The aircraft arrived at the Beaver County Airport the afternoon of August 15, 2009.

Crew Members

Greg Werking- Commander
Bill Whipkey- Crewchief

Specifications

Crew: 1
Length: 63 ft 9 in
Wingspan: 42 ft 10 in
Height: 18 ft 6 in
Empty Weight: 28,000 lbs
Loaded Weight: 44,500 lbs
Max Takeoff Weight: 68,000 lbs
Powerplant: 2-Pratt & Whitney
F100-100w/afterburners
Max Speed: 1,650mph Mach2.5
Combat Range: 1,060 miles
Service Ceiling: 65,000 ft
Rate of Climb: 50,000 ft/min
Wing Loading: 73.1 lb/ft sq

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