With its twin tail, the F-15 Eagle is probably the most recognizable military jet fighter in the skies today, and is undoubtedly the most successful jet fighter of all time, having never been shot down in combat. Flown not only by the US Air Force but by the air forces of Israel, Saudi Arabi and even Japan, and, with almost 30 years service, the F-15 is the world's leading operational air superiority and interceptor.
Steve Davies and Doug Dildy draw on a vast array of sources including combat records, technical documents, and unpublished first-hand accounts from the pilots themselves to tell the story of this amazing plane, detailing such incredible feats as the Israeli F-15 which was successfully landed despite losing a wing. Containing over 100 breathtaking color photographs and comprising detailed technical information, this definitive history and guide to the world's most successful jet fighter is a "must have" for anyone interested in modern aviation.
About the Author
Steve Davies is a fulltime freelance military aviation writer and photographer. He lives in Cambridgeshire, England, and is the author of six military aviation books. He is also a regular contributor to several leading international magazines and journals. Steve has appeared in documentaries aired on UK and US terrestrial TV, and the History Channel. He has also worked behind-the-scenes as a consultant, interviewer, script writer and editor for a series of military aviation documentaries.
Doug Dildy is a retired US Air Force (USAF) colonel who spent nine years of his 26-year career in Western Europe. During this time he was temporarily stationed in both Denmark and Norway. He is a USAF Academy graduate with a degree in history and attended the US Armed Forces Staff College and USAF Air War College where he authored several campaign studies as part of his formal military education. Additionally he has authored several historical articles. The author lives in Cambridgeshire, England.
Table of Contents
Introduction · The 'FX Competition' · The McDonnell Douglas 199-B Design · Testing · Entry into Service · Improved Eagles and the MSIP · Operational Units and Combat records · Foreign Military Sales Eagles
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Eagle Engaged is the definitive book on F15A-D versions of this awesome warbird. The text and photos are first rate. Both author extensive knowledge on F15 developement and service history is shown in many detail found in this book! A must have book if you interested in F15. A proud owner of this book.