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F-15C Eagle - Arnold AFB main gate
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member ggmorton
N 35° 22.978 W 086° 01.776
16S E 588137 N 3915946
Quick Description: An F-15C Eagle on display in front of the Arnold Air Force Base main gate.
Location: Tennessee, United States
Date Posted: 9/10/2007 6:25:52 PM
Waymark Code: WM261C
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Raven Recon
Views: 50

Long Description:
Major James Duricy USAF
(02/09/67 - 04/30/02)

This F-15C Eagle is dedicated in memory of Major James Duricy United States Air Force. On 30 April 2002 his F-15C was conducting flight tests of the AIM-9X Sidewinder Missile when a large section of the F-15's tail broke off at Mach 2. The aircraft crashed in the Gulf of Mexico. His body was never found. Among the finest test pilots in the Air Force, Major Duricy is a true excample of honor, courage, and dedication. His sacrifice shall never be forgotten.

"The true test of civilization is not the cenus, not the size of cities, nor the crops no, but the kind of man the country turns out."

-- Ralph Waldo Emerson

  • General characteristics
    • Crew: 1
    • Length: 63 ft 9 in (19.44 m)
    • Wingspan: 42 ft 10 in (13 m)
    • Height: 18 ft 6 in (5.6 m)
    • Wing area: 608 ft² (56.5 m²)
    • Airfoil: NACA 64A006.6 root, NACA 64A203 tip
    • Empty weight: 28,000 lb (12,700 kg)
    • Loaded weight: 44,500 lb (20,200 kg)
    • Max takeoff weight: 68,000 lb (30,845 kg)
    • Powerplant: 2× Pratt & Whitney F100-100,-220 or -229 afterburning turbofans
      • Dry thrust: 17,450 lbf (77.62 kN) each
      • Thrust with afterburner: 25,000 lbf for -220; 29,000 lbf for -229 (111.2 kN for -220; 129.0 kN for -229) each
  • Performance
    • Maximum speed:
      • High altitude: Mach 2.5+ (1,650 mph, 2,655 km/h)
      • Low altitude: Mach 1.2 (900 mph, 1,450 km/h)
    • Combat radius: 1,061 nmi (1,222 mi, 1,967 km) for interdiction mission
    • Ferry range: 3,100 nmi (3,570 nmi, 5,745 km) with external conformal fuel tanks
    • Service ceiling: 65,000 ft (20,000 m)
    • Rate of climb: >50,000 ft/min (254 m/s)
    • Wing loading: 73.1 lb/ft² (358 kg/m²)
    • Thrust/weight: 1.12 (-220), 1.30 (-229)
  • Armament
    • Guns: 1× internally mounted 20 mm (0.787 in) M61A1 gatling gun, 940 rounds
    • Hardpoints: 4 wing, 4 fuselage, 2 wing stations, centerline station, optional fuselage pylons with a capacity of 16,000 lb (7,300 kg)
    • Missiles:
      • AIM-7F Sparrow
      • AIM-120 AMRAAM
      • AIM-9 Sidewinders

For more information see: (Link) (Link)
Type of Aircraft: (make/model): McDonnell Douglas F-15C Eagle

Tail Number: (S/N): 77-068

Construction:: original aircraft

Location (park, airport, museum, etc.): Arnold Air Force Base main gate

inside / outside: outside

Other Information:: Not listed

Access restrictions: Not listed

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Photo of serial number (required unless there is not one or it is a replica)
Photo(s) of any artwork on the aircraft (optional but interesting)

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