Maiden Flight: 1972

Length: 63.8 ft

Wingspan: 42.8 ft

Height: 18.5 ft

Maximum Speed: Mach 2.5 (1,875 mph)

The f-15 is an all weather tactical fighter. Since its maiden flight in 1972 the F-15 has had an air to air combat record of 104 victories and 0 losses.



Produced by: McDonnell Douglas &Boeing



Maiden Flight:1974

Wingspan:32 ft 8 in

Length:49 ft 5 in

Height:16 ft

Maximum Speed:Mach 2 (1,320 mph)

The f-16 is a lightweight multiuse fighter that serves many roles. Due to its versitility the F-16 has been sold to many countires overseas and is used by 24 different militaries.





Produced by: Lockheed Martin & General Dymnamics



Maiden Flight:1982

Wingspan:40 ft

Length:56 ft

Height:15 ft 4 in

Maximum Speed:Mach 1.8 (1,127 mph)

The F/A-18 Hornet is a versitle aircraft that has been desinged to attack both areal and ground targets. The newest variant is the F/A-18E/F Super Hornet which went into service for the United States Military in 1999.



Produced by: McDonnell Douglas , Boeing & Northrop



Maiden Flight:1997

Wingspan:44 ft 6 in

Length:62 ft 1 in

Height:16 ft 8 in

Maximum Speed:Mach 2.42 (1,600 mph)

The F-22 is currently the most advanced plane in the U.S Military. It was formally introduced in 2005, although testing for the plane has been taking place for almost a decade. The F-22 has stealth capabilities but is mainly an air superiority fighter. It is equiped for air to ground attack as well and has a highly advanced weapons system.



Produced by: Boeing, Lockheed Martin & Pratt and Whitney



Maiden Flight: 2006

Wingspan:35 ft

Length:50 ft 6 in

Height:17 ft 4 in

Maximum Speed: Mach 1.8 (1,200 mph)

The F-35 is the result of the Joint Strike Fighter Program. This program is funded by the United States, the UK, and numerous other governments. The F-35 is a various role fighter. It can perform tactical bombing, air to air combat, and air support. There are three variations of the F-35 sharing 80% of their parts. They are the F-35A,B and C. The A and C are relitively basic in comparison to the B variant, which is capable of verticle take-off.



Produced by: Northrop , Lockheed Martin & BAE Systems


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