• Review: F-15E Strike Eagle By Milviz

    Review: F-15E Strike Eagle By Milviz

    By Bill Stack

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    Screen shots by Milviz

    The Boeing F-15E Strike Eagle is "a dual-role fighter designed to perform air-to-air and air-to-ground missions," according to the U.S. Air Force website. "An array of avionics and electronics systems gives the F-15E the capability to fight at low altitude, day or night, and in all weather," it says. The Boeing website says the F-15E is "a superior next generation multi-role strike fighter that is available today."

    The first production F-15E was delivered to the U.S. Air Force 405th Tactical Training Wing, Luke Air Force Base, Arizona in April 1988. Since then, the Strike Eagle has been deployed in several combat theaters:

    • Operation Desert Shield and Desert Storm (Iraq/Kuwait) in 1990,
    • Southern Watch and Northern Watch (Iraq) beginning in 1992,
    • Bosnia and Herzegovina in 1993,
    • Operation Enduring Freedom (Afghanistan) in 2001,
    • Operation Iraqi Freedom in 2003, and
    • Operation Odyssey Dawn (Libya) in 2011.

    Variants of the F-15E have been developed for:

    • Israel(F-15I)
    • South Korea (F-15K)
    • Saudi Arabia (F-15S)
    • Singapore (F-15SG)

    More than 344 were built according to Wikipedia.

    "The F-15's superior maneuverability and acceleration are achieved through its high engine thrust-to-weight ratio and low-wing loading," U.S.A.F. says. "It was the first U.S. operational aircraft whose engines' thrust exceeded the plane's loaded weight, permitting it to accelerate even while in vertical climb. Low-wing loading (the ratio of aircraft weight to its wing area) is a vital factor in maneuverability and, combined with the high thrust-to-weight ratio, enables the aircraft to turn tightly without losing airspeed."

    PHYSICAL SPECIFICATIONS
    Length 63.8 FT
    (19.44 M)
    Wingspan 42.8 FT
    13 M
    Fuel Capacity 35,550 LBS
    16,125 KG
    Max Weight 81,000 LBS
    36,450 KG
    Empty Weight 37,500 LBS
    17,010 KG)
    Source: U.S. Air Force

    Milviz's F-15E Strike Eagle

    Features of Milviz's F-15E Strike Eagle fall into these categories:

    • Visual
      • High quality VC using normal and specular maps
      • High quality external model using normal and specular maps
      • 9 HD different liveries created by Gunnar Meeren
      • Realistic night lighting, landing lights and custom effects
    • Functional
      • High quality sound set recorded from a real F-15E
      • Exterior model manager that enables you to load different weapons and fuel tanks
      • Weight distribution and fuel will be added or subtracted as you add or remove items
      • Ability to hide the stick in 3D VC
      • Operating hook
      • Realistic weapons release and hits with destruction of targets and all that entails
    • Performance
      • Flight dynamics tested and tuned by a real pilots
      • Realistic startup and shutdowns
      • Quick start (two clicks, wait for spool up and you're off)
    • Weapons
      • Aim-9s
      • Amraams
      • CBU-87s
      • Mk 82s
      • GBU-12s
      • All weapons can be fired and or dropped
      • All weapons and tanks can be jettisoned
      • Weapons add weight to your plane
    • Extras
      • Highly detailed Pilots Operating Handbook
      • High resolution paint kit
      • Multiplayer capable "so you can fight and shoot each other down"
      • AI pack with enhanced airbases

    Milviz says its F15E Strike Eagle "was created by using high quality digital photos and many, many countless hours of testing, revising and testing again!"

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    Aircraft Selection Menu
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    AK 253
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    IAF 267
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    MO 169
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    RCAF
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    SJ 494
    Screen shots by Bill Stack

    6 Comments
    1. billfoushee's Avatar
      billfoushee -
      Any chance that this bird will ever be available for FS9.

      [email protected]
    1. naruto kun's Avatar
      naruto kun -
      Quote Originally Posted by billfoushee View Post
      Any chance that this bird will ever be available for FS9.

      [email protected]
      Unfortunately the FS9 SDK is far too restrictive to allow us to do the bird properly. No simconnect = no working weapon systems.
    1. x31user's Avatar
      x31user -
      free-ware or payware???
    1. wingclip's Avatar
      wingclip -
      How does this F15 compare to the Just Flight F15E?
    1. wingclip's Avatar
      wingclip -
      Quote Originally Posted by x31user View Post
      free-ware or payware???
      Very Definitely Payware. But This is MilViz and I have to tell you, they make their planes and choppers INCREDIBLY good and very detailed! I have one of their T38's and a 'co-produced' chopper, (the CH-54), by Nemeth and Milviz that are both at the TOP end of the spectrum when it comes to Flight Sim aircraft add-ons.

      The F15 is my next buy, that's for sure.
    1. fdeli's Avatar
      fdeli -
      Are the FAST packs removable like other tanks or are they part of the base model?
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