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Mitsubishi F-15J Eagle Japan Fighter Aircraft

Mitsubishi F-15J Eagle Japan Fighter AircraftMitsubishi F-15J Eagle Japan Fighter Aircraft

Japanese Air Self Defense Force (JASDF) is the largest user of Foreign Affairs of the F-15, and Japan is the only licensed manufacturer of this type. The F-15 fighter to the integrated command of the U.S. Air Force, was developed by McDonnell Douglas with its first flight in 1972. In Japan, air was introduced into the SDF, and manufacturing and licensing as the F-15J, with MHI as prime contractor. Since 1981, there has been a total of 223 units, including the F-15DJs, manufactured and delivered to the Air Self-Defense Force. The Mitsubishi F-15J/DJ Eagle is the principal air superiority fighter operated by the JASDF.

The F-15J is identical to the F-15C, apart from some changes in avionics. These differ from the F-15C / D, with the deletion of sensitive ECM, radar warning equipment and nuclear weapons delivery. The AN/ALQ-135 is replaced by indigenous RHAWS AN/ALR-56 J/ALQ-8 and is replaced by J/APR-4. The F-15C has provisions for packet FAST (Fuel and Sensor Tactical) on each side of the fuselage, each giving an additional 5,000 pounds (2268 kg) of fuel. With FAST packs in place and three 600-US gallon (2.271 liters) tanks pylons, the gross weight of the F-15C is greater than 66.700 pounds (30.255 kg). This gives a range of more than five hours, and a ferry range of 3080 miles unrefuelled (4957 km).

The Japanese Air Self Defense Force (JASDF) initially purchased 88 F-15 aircraft to replace four squadrons of F-104Js and operate with six squadrons of F-4EJs, the latter seems to be the task less difficult goals. Deliveries began in July 1980. This "Peace Eagle" program includes 12 F-15DJ two-seater, which, like the first two F-15J cars were built in St. Louis by McDonnell Douglas. The remaining 86 F-15Js were built by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries. The first F-15J was delivered in July 1981 and the first operational squadron was activated in Nyutabaru AB in late 1982.