The F-15 has one of the best combat record of any United States fighter jet in history. The US and Israel claim to this date that no F-15 has been shot down. The F-15 fighter has been used in combination with standoff anti satellite missiles such as the one pilot, Major Wilbert D. “Doug” Pearson , used when he became the only pilot to destroy a satellite ever. Using the ASM-135 ASAT standoff missile, Pearson
Went into a mach 1.22, 3.8 g climb of 65° and released the ASAT missile at an altitude of 38,100 feet (11.6 km). The F-15A computer was updated to control the zoom-climb and missile release. The third test flight involved a retired communications satellite in a 345 mile (555 km) orbit, which was successfully destroyed by sheer kinetic energy.
The F-15 is one of the first planes to be designed to achieve air superiority and manueverability. F-15s went into combat for the first time for the Israeli army in 1978 in Lebanon. In Operation Desert Storm 38 enemy aircraft were shot down by the F-15C. The F15 is one of the best planes the world has ever seen especially when it comes to combat records. Saddam’s air-force refused to go airborne during Operation Iraqi Freedom due to the fear of the F-15C Eagle.
The capabilities of the current fighters in the United States, and other nations arsenal’s surpass that of the F-15C, but jets such as the F-22 Raptor, F-35 Lightning II, Super Flanker, and Eurofighter do not have the proven combat record of the F-15.
Check out the F-15s in action below with multiple jets getting shot down.