f 15e strike eagle

Air Force McDonnell Douglas F-15E Strike Eagle

United States Air Force (USAF) F-15E Strike Eagles can be distinguished from other U.S. Eagle variants by darker aircraft camouflage and conformal fuel tanks mounted along the engine intake ramps.

Happy Sunday, Avgeeks! Hope you’re all enjoying yours. (Probably not as much fun as this guy is having, but still …)

U.S. Air Force Maj. Joseph Ryther, a weapon system officer on an F-15E Strike Eagle, is pushed back in his seat on takeoff from Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan on Nov 15, 2011. Ryther is deployed with the 335th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron, “The Chiefs,” from Seymour Johnson AFB, NC. U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Matt Hecht

Just For the Hell of It: My Top 10 Modern Fighter Aircraft

Number One: Lockheed Martin F-22A Raptor

Number Two: Sukhoi Su-35 Flanker-E

Number Three: McDonnell Douglas/Boeing F-15E Strike Eagle

Number Four: Sukhoi T-50/PAK FA

Number Five: Fairchild Republic A-10C Thunderbolt II

Number Six: Lockheed Martin F-16C Fighting Falcon

Number Seven: Mikoyan MiG-35 Fulcrum-F

Number Eight: Eurofighter Typhoon

Number Nine: Dassault Rafale

Number Ten: Saab JAS 39 Gripen