F-15X: USAF Seems Interested

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Elite 5K

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Unread post17 Sep 2019, 01:47

southerncross wrote:
Corsair1963 wrote:The F-15EX is just a slightly modified version of the Saudi/Qatar Eagle currently on the St Louis Production Line. Which, is why it was selected....

Are all those twin seaters? It was previously reported that the F-15X would come in two versions, single and twin seater.

YES....been sometime since a single seat Eagle came off the line....


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Unread post17 Sep 2019, 03:25

Sorry fellas. Afaik there won't be an F-15CX ever. The cost of recertification is too high. Also, there is no production line or tooling for the lightweight C. Only E have been built since the 80s

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Unread post17 Sep 2019, 14:32

The guys at McDonnell Douglas and Boeing are certainly no idiots, so maybe the heavier structure is a real need, I read about some wing problems on the Cs. But it seems they will not optimize the plane beyond some systems, trying to keep costs at the absolute minimum to get approval for the funds. What is best is enemy of what is possible, proven once more.

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