Ethell, Jeff.


Modern Combat Aircraft 12, Rep., 1984. 128 pp., frontis., profusely illustrated with cold., + b&w photo-ills. D.j., 24 x 18cm. Nr.FINE. In the late 1960’s the USAF began looking for a new air superiority fighter to succeed their existing front-line aircraft – the Century series and F-4 Phantom. Immensely successful with the latter, McDonnel Douglas’ design team came up with the F-15 Eagle, a classic fighter that quickly won a number of time-to-climb world records from the Russian MiG-25 ‘Foxbat’. The author charts the design and development of the F-15 Eagle in great detail, giving a clear profile of the weapon fits and avionics that made the Eagle one of the most potent of its generation of front-line aircraft.

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