3. F-15 STRIKE EAGLE
The McDonnell Douglas (now Boeing) F-15E Strike Eagle is an American all-weather multirole fighter, derived from the McDonnell Douglas F-15 Eagle. The F-15E was designed in the 1980s for long-range, high speed interdiction without relying on escort or electronic warfare aircraft. United States Air Force (USAF) F-15E Strike Eagles can be distinguished from other U.S. Eagle variants by darker camouflage and conformal fuel tanks mounted along the engine intakes. The Strike Eagle has been deployed for military operations in Iraq, Afghanistan, and Libya. During these operations the F-15E has carried out deep strikes against high-value targets, combat air patrols, and providing close air support for coalition troops. It has also seen action in later conflicts and has been exported to several countries.
An F-15E Strike Eagle deploys countermeasure flares Nov. 12 over Afghanistan. The aircraft is assigned to the 391st Expeditionary Fighter Squadron at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Aaron Allmon)
Defending champion Graeme McDowell displays framed artwork he received during the opening ceremonies for the 46th Annual RBC Heritage Presented by Boeing on Monday, April 14, 2014, at the Harbour Town Golf Links in Sea Pines on Hilton Head Island, S.C. (AP Photo/The Island Packet, Theophil Syslo)
Defending champion Graeme McDowell, using a hickory-shafted golf club, hits the ceremonial first tee shot from the 18th green at Harbour Town Golf Links in Sea Pines on Hilton Head Island, S.C. into Calibogue Sound on Monday, April 14, 2014, to officially start the 46th Annual RBC Heritage Presented by Boeing. (AP Photo/The Island Packet, Theophil Syslo)