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F-15SE Silent Eagle

Discussion in 'Indian Air Force' started by SpArK, Apr 28, 2010.

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  1. SpArK

    SpArK SorCeroR Staff Member ADMINISTRATOR

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    The Boeing F-15SE Silent Eagle is a proposed upgrade of the F-15E by Boeing using fifth generation fighter features, such as internal weapons carriage and radar-absorbent material.

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    General characteristics

    * Crew: 2
    * Length: 63.8 ft (19.43 m)
    * Wingspan: 42.8 ft (13.05 m)
    * Height: 18.5 ft (5.63 m)
    * Wing area: 608 ft² (56.5 m²)
    * Airfoil: NACA 64A006.6 root, NACA 64A203 tip
    * Empty weight: 31,700 lb (14,300 kg)
    * Max takeoff weight: 81,000 lb (36,700 kg)
    * Powerplant: 2× Pratt & Whitney F100-229 afterburning turbofans, 29,000 lbf (129 kN) each

    Performance

    * Maximum speed: Mach 2.5+ (1,650+ mph, 2,650+ km/h)
    * Combat radius: 800+ nm ()
    * Ferry range: 2,400 mi (2,100 nmi, 3,900 km) with conformal fuel tank and three external fuel tanks
    * Service ceiling: 60,000 ft (18,200 m)
    * Rate of climb: 50,000+ ft/min (254+ m/s)

    Armament

    * 1× 20 mm (0.787 in) M61 Vulcan gatling gun with 510 rounds of ammunition
    * Various bombs, missiles and external tanks.

    Avionics

    * APG-82 Active Electronically Scanned Array (AESA) radar
    * DEWS Electronic warfare system
    * Digital “Fly-by-Wire” Flight Control System (DFCS)
    * Lockheed Martin Sniper advanced electro-optical targeting system and Infrared Search and Track (IRST) system
    * Link-16 fighter data link




    I wonder why this is not included in MRCA instead of F-18.
    Its more deadly with more power and speed (better than the fighters competing in MRCA) and even got a AESA and now 5th gen. features like internal weapons bay and anti radar coatings.
     
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    Desi Jatt Captain ELITE MEMBER

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    nice bird...
     
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    My opinion is absolutely opposite.

    F18E any day is much better platform than F15 silent Eagle.
    Except CFT there is nothing more what F15 SE packs.
    RCS reduction measure are much more on F18E , even use of Radar Blockers ism only documented on F18E .
    At BVR range F18E is at Par with F15 , only at dogfighting F15 might have an edge and that too bcoz at sustained turn F18 looses energy and can be tamed. Provided F15 forces F18 to enter that flight envelope.
    Otherwise F18E bcoz of damn good climb rate will quickly climb above F15 ,take its shot and move away.
    Its not that huge airframe size+Drag which makes F18E better. Even aero-dynamically design is much better than F15.
    F18B when entered service was the most maneuverable aircraft , even exceeding F16 and F20

    When Boeing was asked to submit tender , it had options of offering . But instead they went for best Multi-role fighter F16Block60 and F18E of their arsenal.
    Brazil was an even more interesting case - US had to beat Su35 and Eurofighter , they evaluated their chances and went ahead confidently with F18 than F15, and result is out for everyone to see. Rafale + F18 + Gripen made it to last three.

    As per Electronics is concerned , F18 E can be configured with Everything that F18G-Growler offers or from F18-E that Navy uses.
    Each sub-sytem that F15 has is there on F18 , even iRST . And recent eco-friendly engine of F18E has shown that US will continue to support this plane for next decade.
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    Any give time for India's req F18 is much better , why get F15 when we have Su30.
     
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    SpArK SorCeroR Staff Member ADMINISTRATOR

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    Thanks for clearing my doubt.
     
  7. Skyler

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    I wonder why this is not included in MRCA instead of F-18.
    Its more deadly with more power and speed (better than the fighters competing in MRCA) and even got a AESA and now 5th gen. features like internal weapons bay and anti radar coatings.
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    I know that :D US doesnt want us to have thier latest technologyyyy :tongue1:
     
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    Devianz 2nd Lieutant FULL MEMBER

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    How many weapons can Silent Eagle carry internally? Can it carry any bombs internally???
     
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    SpArK SorCeroR Staff Member ADMINISTRATOR

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    The Silent Eagle will be able to internally carry air-to-air missiles such as the AIM-9 and AIM-120 and air-to-ground weapons such as the Joint Direct Attack Munition (JDAM) and Small Diameter Bomb (SDB).

    The standard, external weapons load used on current versions of the F-15 is available with the traditional CFTs installed.



    The aircraft could be configured to F-15SE Multirole Capable aircraft in approximately two hours, providing long range weapon capability, employing missiles such as the SLAM-ER and Harpoon Block II missiles or any other type of weapon qualified for the Strike eagle. In this configuration the aircraft will retain a total fuel capacity of 34,700 lbs at a maximum takeoff gross weight of 81,000 lbs (carrying 29,500 lbs of payload).

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    http://www.dailytech.com/Boeing+Unveils+F15+Silent+Eagle+Details/article14819.htm

    The very fact that the long trusted technology partner (Israel) is having it and further buying this bird and have successfully incorporated several upgrades by it own makes it qualify for consideration. The higher cost can be negotiated, when higher numbers are in order.
     
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  11. Indian

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    Its not fare to say F-15 SE is not better than F-18 E/F, In my way its really better in many terms, Higher Thrust, speed , greater payload (if on expernal hard points). And very impressive records for A2A role and good option for A2G role as well.
    There may be reasons for US for not providing this aircraft to other countries except its close allies. You check all the F-15 Sales to other countries.
    Although its clear in India's case we already have Su-30 Mki which is also in same class of F-15 (not in stealth or RCS) but in rest parameters its quite better.
     
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    SpArK SorCeroR Staff Member ADMINISTRATOR

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    Its any day better than f-18 according to me.
     
  13. SpArK

    SpArK SorCeroR Staff Member ADMINISTRATOR

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    Anyway lets hope for the re-tender thats due .
     
  14. hotstud69

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    but actuall its a 5th gen fighter
     
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    SpArK SorCeroR Staff Member ADMINISTRATOR

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    if it is 5th gen... its better.. lets wait..
     
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