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NASA - Aircraft Specifications, F-15B, #836
September 15, 2014


Length: 64 ft
Wingspan: 43 ft



Primary Mission/Capabilities:

  • Advanced aerodynamic, instrumentation, and propulsion experiments in high-performance flight conditions
  • External carriage of experiments in Flight Test Fixture (FTF)
  • Crew training
  • Pilot proficiency
  • Safety chase support



Max speed: Mach 2.0 with Flight Test Fixture in place
Max operating altitude: 60,000 ft
Load factor: -3.0 to +7.33g
Engine: 2 F100-PW-100 turbofan engines
Engine thrust: ~ 24,000 lb each, in full afterburner

General Characteristics:

  • Crew: 2
  • Aerial refueling capability for extended duration research missions


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SBLT-II hung underneath F-15B
AFRC electronics technician Chris Brooke of CSC prepares the Supersonic Boundary Layer Transition - Phase II, or SBLT-II, test airfoil experiment hung underneath NASA's F-15B for flight test.
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NASA / Tom Tschida
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F-15B three-view drawing
F-15B three-view drawing.
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