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Photo by: Technical Sgt Cecilio Ricardo
McDonnell Douglas F-15 Eagle Top Speed: 1,650 MPH An American twin-engine, all-weather tactical fighter aircraft designed by McDonnell Douglas (now Boeing) to gain and maintain air supremacy in aerial combat. Following reviews of proposals, the United States Air Force selected McDonnell Douglas' design in 1967 to meet the service's need for a dedicated air superiority fighter. The Eagle first flew in July 1972, and entered service in 1976. It is among the most successful modern fighters, with over 100 victories and no losses in aerial combat, with the majority of the kills scored by the Israel Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo/Technical Sgt. Cecilio Ricardo)

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