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McDonnell-Douglas Model 199 FX - design and development of the F-15

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F-15 Early Configuration Lithographs
I have shown some of these lithos before; but, I thought that it would be nice to put them all together. These illustrate the early F-15 configuration with the short verticals and the ventral fins.

Pictures: http://postimg.org/gallery/vwshvrgk/
Source: http://aviationarchives.blogspot.de/2015/02/f-15-early-configuration-lithographs.html


Please notice the details on these lithographs, like the 2nd one with the air fences on the intakes. ???
 

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Not early, no - has cutoff wingtips and dogtooth on tail.
 

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Added in a few stray posts.
 

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Greetings All -

We recently received a treasure trove of goodies in a donation from a retired McAir engineer - some great F-15 design material that I'll post when I get the chance to scan them.

In the meantime, and in recognition of the upcoming 45th Anniversary (!!!) of the 1st flight, here's two images of a wind tunnel model of the early configuration with short upper vertical fins and ventral fins, both which changed substantially with the final design produced.

Enjoy the Day! Mark
 

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Nice pics Mark, and great to hear about the donation. Will wait for more awesomeness :) 45 years..... geez, it's older than me... just....
 

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Greetings All -
We recently received a treasure trove of goodies in a donation from a retired McAir engineer - some great F-15 design material that I'll post when I get the chance to scan them.
Hmmm...... I don't think we've seen it yet? :)
 

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F-15 Satan

See the attached memo for a list of the names proposed for the F-15 in 1971. "Eagle" isn't on the list. While "Demon", "Goblin" and "Ghost" are discounted because of associations with other aviation products, the writer seems unaware that McDonnell had already named a product "Goblin" - the XF-85, one of the ugliest and least successful Fs ever, certainly not something that should inspire a namesake.
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Moved some posts from F-15 Projects topic. F-15 Projects topic is for F-15 derivatives post service entry.
 

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The problem with Falcon was they didn't put "Fighting" in front of it. ;)

IIRC, Eagle came from the NAA submission.
 

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I do hope there's some illumination on the acronym base for Fiend. It must have been truly terrible to warrant a mention.
 

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Nope, I don't have any information on the acronym base.
 

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Can I ask if anyone knows where in the 'McDonnell Douglas Model 199 FX design stage, did the USAF get the notion of the '99-1 kill ratio'??

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