McDonnell Douglas F-15A "Eagle"
Type: All Weather Interceptor/Air Superiority Fighter
Weight: 56,000 lbs
Armament: M6A11 20 mm "Vulcan” Cannon, Four - AIM-7 "Sparrow” and Four – "Sidewinder” Missiles, 15,000 lb mixed ordnance carried externally
Engine: Two Pratt & Whitney F-100-PW-100 Turbofans, 25,000 lb Thrust
Max Speed: 1,6000 mph
Range: 3,4500 miles
Service Ceiling: 65,000 ft
Number Built: 384
Developed as an air superiority fighter, the F-15 was adapted for use in the air-to-ground role in the mid 1970s. With the capability to carry seven tons of bombs it became a potent strike aircraft.
This particular aircraft was one of those originally issued to the 159th FG in April 1985.
The 159th was the first Air National Guard unit to fly the F-15 Eagle. This aircraft Tail
Number 73-086 is the 2nd F-15 to be put into service in the USAF. The 159th Fighter
Wing also possessed Tail Number 73-085, which was F-15 #1. It is currently at the
Warner Robins AFB Museum of Aviation, Georgia.
This aircraft (SV: 73-0086) is on loan from the United States Air Force Museum. Object ID# 66634
Location. 29° 57.592′ N, 90° 0.333′ W. Marker is in New Orleans, Louisiana, in Orleans Parish. Marker is on Chenault Boulevard south of North Claiborne Avenue (State Highway 39), on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4209 Chenault Boulevard, New Orleans LA 70117, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Douglas A-26C "Invader" (a few steps from this marker); North American F-100D "Super Sabre" (a few steps from this marker); N/TSW-7C Air Traffic Control Center (within shouting distance of this marker); Beech AT-11 "Kansan" (within shouting distance of this marker); Convair F-102A "Delta Dagger" (within shouting distance of this marker); McDonnell Douglas F4C "Phantom II" (within shouting distance of this marker); North American F-86D "Sabre" (within shouting distance of this marker); M75 Armored Personnel Carrier (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New Orleans.
More about this marker.
Located on the grounds of the Louisiana National Guard, Jackson Barracks base. The Ansel M. Stroud Jr. Military History & Weapons Museum is located on site. Museum is opened M-Sat 10-4. Highly recommend checking before a visit to make sure base/museum is opened and accessible to civilians, as it is an active military base.
Also see . . . Geaux Guard Museum website. (Submitted on January 1, 2021, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana.)
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