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McDonnell-Douglas F-15 Projects
« on: December 27, 2005, 11:53:57 pm »
Thread to discuss F-15 based projects
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Re: McDonnell-Douglas F-15 Projects
« Reply #1 on: January 02, 2006, 09:39:04 am »
In the late 1970s, the RAF considered acquisition of the F-15 as an alternative to Tornado ADV. The RAF F-15 would have been fitted with the long range Marconi Foxhunter radar.

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Re: McDonnell-Douglas F-15 Projects
« Reply #2 on: January 04, 2006, 11:16:42 am »
At one point, it was proposed that the UK should "lease" 80 F-15s between 1981 and 1985 as a "stopgap" until the Tornado ADV reached service.




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Re: McDonnell-Douglas F-15 Projects
« Reply #3 on: January 25, 2006, 01:06:37 pm »
I also seem to recall at one point a proposal for a tailess or v-tailed version of the F-15 that would have been an interim type pending arrival of the F-22 Raptor.

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Re: McDonnell-Douglas F-15 Projects
« Reply #4 on: January 25, 2006, 06:59:52 pm »
I've seen various designations for this variant, but Deino posted an artist conception out of Flight and a top view over on another forum.

Now, some of the other variants were flown in mockup form on the prototypes McAir kept for test/chase purposes (probably, IMHO, some of the more aesthetically pleasing schemes).  Peek Eagle carrying a conformal recce pallet and a Wild Weasel variant with a HARM targetting sensor faired in under the nose, very similar to a EF-4G's are at least two of those.

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Re: McDonnell-Douglas F-15 Projects
« Reply #5 on: January 26, 2006, 05:33:08 am »
I've seen various designations for this variant, but Deino posted an artist conception out of Flight and a top view over on another forum.

This one !?! ... the first is this supposed advanced version ... and the second and third - I think "one step back" - the suggested F-15U with a new wing which could be re-installed !

And the 4th picture shows some earlier suggested versions !

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Re: McDonnell-Douglas F-15 Projects
« Reply #6 on: March 29, 2006, 10:26:25 pm »
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The F-15 Eagle will be able to carry the 30mm rotary barrel General Electric GAU-8/A cannon for ground attack in the wing root in place of the current General Electric M61, in a centreline pod or in the conformal fuselage pallets. If the wing root position is adopted, the GAU-8/A linear ammunition feed will be changed to belt feed in order to utilise the existing ammunition bays.

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Re: McDonnell-Douglas F-15 Projects
« Reply #7 on: March 29, 2006, 10:53:47 pm »
That centerline pod sounds like the GPU-5A "Gepod 30".  You'd have to make the same changes to the ammo feed if you tried to install the GAU-8A in the F-16, for that matter.

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Re: McDonnell-Douglas F-15 Projects
« Reply #8 on: March 29, 2006, 11:08:22 pm »
I quite like the idea of putting the GAU-8A in the Strike Eagle, though operationally it makes little sense. I would have expected the GAU-8A would require significantly more space than the M61 however.
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Re: McDonnell-Douglas F-15 Projects
« Reply #9 on: March 30, 2006, 10:20:14 pm »
The cannon itself wouldn't require inordinately more volume, but the ammo would either require rather more volume or you'd have significantly fewer rounds.  The 30mm round the GAU-8A uses is rather larger than the 20mm round the M61 uses.

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Re: McDonnell-Douglas F-15 Projects
« Reply #10 on: April 15, 2006, 12:01:38 pm »
Here it is a 80's drawing of the version STOL the F-15.
 
Does somebody have a picture of the gun originally foreseen for the F-15, the GAU7, that it used  caseless ammunition? I have understood that it was a gun gatling type of 5 tubes but I have never seen an image.

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Re: McDonnell-Douglas F-15 Projects
« Reply #11 on: June 11, 2006, 01:36:40 pm »
STOL?? Here is the way how to start....   ;D

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Re: McDonnell-Douglas F-15 Projects
« Reply #12 on: June 11, 2006, 01:47:20 pm »
What more....

STOL vs. CTOL models
2D TVC
near F-15 configuration

F-15TVC model seems that is from AWST 1982, but I have only one page with no date on it.

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Re: McDonnell-Douglas F-15 Projects
« Reply #13 on: June 11, 2006, 02:52:19 pm »
Does somebody have a picture of the gun originally foreseen for the F-15, the GAU7, that it used  caseless ammunition?

Only munition...


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Re: McDonnell-Douglas F-15 Projects
« Reply #14 on: June 11, 2006, 02:53:46 pm »
STOL?? Here is the way how to start....   ;D

I could swear I've seen pictures of them testing something like that with an F-101 VooDoo of all things.
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