16 Wild Facts about the Iconic F-15 Fighter Jet

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During the 1960s, the Navy wanted an attack aircraft (these are focused on carrying out precision airstrikes) while the Air Force wanted multi-role fighters (aircraft that could defend against other aircraft and attack ground targets).
 
It was only after a few aircraft were lost to MiGs that the Navy decided that they too want an air-superiority fighter. And thus, the F-15 was developed.
 
Since its first flight in 1967, the F-15 has ruled the skies and everything else below. Because nothing says “Murrica” better than big guns and loadsa missiles, here are 16 wild facts about the F-15 Eagle.