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Jefferson City in Cole County, Missouri — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

F-15 Eagle Fighter

 
 
F-15 Eagle Fighter Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Jason Voigt
1. F-15 Eagle Fighter Marker
Inscription.  
Length: 63.9 feet
Height: 18.6 feet
Wingspan: 42.10 feet
Speed: 1,650+ mph (Mach 2.5+) at high altitude
Crew: 1 pilot
Armament: 1x 20 mm M61A1 Vulcan 6-barreled Gatling cannon (940 rounds)
Hardpoints: Total 11 (not including CFTs), 2 under-wing (each with an additional 2 missile launch rails), 4 under-fuselage (for semi-recessed carriage of AIM-7 Sparrows), and a single centerline pylon station, a capacity of 16,000 pounds and provisions to carry a combination of missiles.
Missiles: 4x AIM-7 Sparrow, 4x AIM-9 Sidewinder, 8x AIM-120 AMRAAM
Bombs: Mark 82, Mark 84, GBU-10-cluster bomb, GBU-31-cluster bomb

The F-15 was designed in 1967 to meet the Air Forces need for a dedicated air superiority fighter. By the time the Eagle entered service in 1976, it had already broke a world record for climbing above 98,000 feet in under 3 and a half minutes from takeoff. The F-15 mission expanded to that of all-weather tactical fighter. This designation set the stage for the Eagle to become the workhorse for the Air Force during the Persian Gulf War where it scored 36 of the 39 air victories over Iraqi
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aircraft. Variants of the aircraft are still active and are scheduled to remain in service until 2025.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Air & SpaceWar, 1st Iraq & Desert Storm. A significant historical year for this entry is 1967.
 
Location. 38° 32.943′ N, 92° 4.357′ W. Marker is in Jefferson City, Missouri, in Cole County. Marker can be reached from Logistics Road north of No More Victims Road. Marker is outside Missouri Military Museum. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2405 Logistics Rd, Jefferson City MO 65101, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. M551 Sheridan Tank (a few steps from this marker); 75 mm Pack Howitzer on M8 Carriage (a few steps from this marker); Spanish-American War Memorial (a few steps from this marker); M901 ITV "Hammer Head" (a few steps from this marker); Freedom Corner (approx. 4.3 miles away); Veterans Memorial (approx. 4.4 miles away); Jefferson City National Cemetery (approx. 5 miles away); A National Cemetery System (approx. 5 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Jefferson City.
 
Regarding F-15 Eagle Fighter. A photo I.D. is required to view the marker outside the museum because it is at a military site.
 
F-15 Eagle Fighter Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Jason Voigt, October 11, 2022
2. F-15 Eagle Fighter Marker
F-15 Eagle Fighter image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Jason Voigt, October 11, 2022
3. F-15 Eagle Fighter
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 14, 2022. It was originally submitted on November 14, 2022, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois. This page has been viewed 75 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 14, 2022, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois.

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