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The F-15, the commanding fighter built for the U.S. Air Force, was developed by McDonnell Douglas with its first flight in 1972.
In Japan, it was introduced into the Air Self-Defense Force, and manufactured and licensed as the F-15J, with MHI as the primary contractor.
Beginning in 1981, there has been a total of 199 units, including the F-15DJs, manufactured and delivered to the Air Self-Defense Force.

Main specifications
Width 13.1m
Length 19.4m
Height 5.6m
Max. gross weight Approximately 25,000kg
Engine Approximately 8,600kg
(with usage of after burner 10,600kg)×2
Max. speed Approximately M2.5
Equipment 20mm class machine gun ×1
Air-to-air radar missiles ×4
Air-to-air infrared missiles ×4
Defence Aircraft & Aeroengine

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