/ Mitsubishi F-15J/DJ Eagle
Mitsubishi F-15J/DJ Eagle
The Mitsubishi F-15J/DJ Eagle is a twin-engine, all-weather air superiority fighter based on the McDonnell Douglas F-15 Eagle in use by the Japan Air Self-Defence Force.
The F-15J was produced under license by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries.
The subsequent F-15DJ and F-15J Kai variants were also produced.
Japan is the largest customer of the F-15 Eagle outside the United States.
In addition to combat, F-15DJ roles include training.
The F-15J Kai is a modernized version of the F-15J.
Single-seat all-weather air-superiority fighter version for the Japan Air Self-Defence Force 139 built under license in Jap
an by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries in 1981-97, two built in St. Louis.
Two-seat training version for the Japan Air Self-Defence Force.
12 built in St. Louis, and 25 built under license in Japan by Mitsubishi in the period 1981–1997.
1st Flight 1980
19.43 m (63 ft 9 in)
13.05 m (42 ft 10 in)
5.63 m (18 ft 6 in)
56.5 m2 (608 sq ft)
12,700 kg (27,999 lb)
20,200 kg (44,533 lb)
Max take-off weight
30,845 kg (68,002 lb)
6,100 kg (13,448 lb) internal
2 × Pratt & Whitney F100-220 (or −100) afterburning turbofan engine, 77.62 kN (17,450 lbf) thrust each dry, 111.2 kN (25,000 lbf) with afterburner
2,650 km/h (1,650 mph, 1,430 kn) / M2.5+ at high altitude
1,450 km/h (900 mph; 780 kn) / M1.2 at low altitude
20,000 m (66,000 ft)
Rate of climb
254 m/s (50,000 ft/min)
358 kg/m2 (73 lb/sq ft)
1× 20 mm M61 Vulcan
Ten with provisions to carry combinations of
Mk 82 General-Purpose Bomb, CBU-87 Cluster bombs.
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