F-15A/B Baz

Operator: Israel
Status: In Service
Number: 10 (originally 50; including 7 B models)
Cost: Part of $625 m ‘Peace Fox-2’ deal
Acquired: 1976-1992
General Specs
Country of origin: USA
Role: Air Superiority (Israel later updated to allow ground attack)
Manufacturer: McDonnell Douglas
Introduced: January 1976
Power plant: 2 x Pratt & Whitney F100-PW-100
Wingspan: 42.8 ft (13.05 m)
Length: 63.7 ft (19.43 m)
Height: 18.5 ft (5.63 m)
Weight (empty):
Maximum takeoff weight:
Fuel Capacity:
Crew: 1 (A model); 2 (B model)
Armament: 11 x hardpoints or 16,000 lbs
Guns 970 x Internally mounted M61A1 Vulcan 6-barrel 20 mm cannon
Air-to-air AIM-7 Sparrow
AIM-9 Sidewinder
Python 3
Python 4
Air-to-ground Mk 82 500 lb general purpose bomb
Mk 83 1,000 lb general purpose bomb
Mk 84 2,000 lb general purpose bomb
Radar/Sensors: AN/APG-63
Misc Systems:

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