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"EW aircraft was hit. It's being attacked by an F-15E!"
AWACS Long Caster[1]

The F-15E Strike Eagle is a multirole strike aircraft of the F-15 Eagle family that is featured regularly in the Ace Combat series. Compared to the F-15C Eagle, the F-15E features improved avionics, conformal tanks, and multiple weapon hardpoints.

History

Strangereal

The first known deployment of the Strike Eagle was during the Belkan War. They were primarily fielded by the Belkan Air Force particularly during the middle stages of the conflict. Strike Eagles were used as escort craft for the flight of Bm-335 Lindwurm bombers that were equipped with nuclear warheads during the infamous Operation Ravage.

During the Usean Continental War, the Independent State Allied Forces and Erusea both had the aircraft. ISAF's first Stonehenge assault included a full squadron of F-15Es that were shot down by Yellow Squadron.

In 2010, during the Circum-Pacific War, they were used by Yuktobania to attack Osean forces during the Jilachi Desert Invasion. The Osean Air Defense Force had access to the craft during the same conflict.[2]

During the Emmeria-Estovakia War, both Emmerian and Estovakian forces utilized the Strike Eagle as a multirole aircraft. The most notable users were the Republic of Emmeria Air Force's Garuda Team and Estovakian Civil War veteran Dragan Panadic, callsign "Oryol", who was shot down by Talisman during the Rargom Beach offensive on January 26, 2016.[3]

F-15Es were fielded during the Lighthouse War, again by the Erusean Air Force and Osea. Osean aircraft during the conflict had the ability to be fielded with a new tactical laser system. The most notable Erusean F-15E pilot was Samuel Everest, who was shot down by Trigger Over Artiglio Port during Operation Three of a Kind.[4]

On June 30, 2020, the original F-15Es of Emmerian aces Talisman and Shamrock were showcased at a ceremony commemorating 25 years since the end of the Belkan War at Redmill Air Force Base in Osea, alongside other foreign air units. The Emmerian military had sent these aircraft among others after being invited by the Osean government.[5]

Assault Horizon Universe

F-15Es were used by Warwolf Squadron when they flew their sortie in Derbent.

Join Assault Universe

The F-15E was used by both the Valahia terrorist organization and the International Union Peacekeeping Force during the Valahia Crisis and the Golden Axe Plan.

Infinity Universe

The Strike Eagle was one of the aircraft designs Wernher and Noah Enterprises produced with their Advanced Automated Aviation Plant and made available to sale to national and mercenary forces. During Operation Eternal Liberation, this aircraft was modestly popular with both United Nations Forces and the USEA Federation, seeing action all around the Eurasia continent.

Game Analysis

Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown

"A vastly improved version of the double-seater F-15 bomber. Various parts have been reinforced for greater robustness, and its armament boasts huge air-to-ground payload. It maintains the air combat prowess of the craft it was based on, making it a powerful machine adept at both anti-air and anti-surface warfare. Nicknamed "Strike Eagle", at present more improvements are being planned, as well as a stealth variant."
Hangar

How to Unlock

The F-15E is available on the Aircraft Tree and costs 680,000 MRP. It requires purchasing either the F-15C Eagle or the F-15J.

Statistics

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Weapons

Part Slots

BODY: 34
ARMS: 34
MISC: 34

Named Pilots

  • Samuel Everest (GAZELLE)

Skins

  1. Osea: Gunship grey
  2. Erusea: Two-tone green camouflage, based on F-15E prototype (Unlocked by earning the "Mass Destruction" medal: Shoot down 30 or more UAVs in Campaign Mission 03, "Two-pronged Strategy".
  3. Special: Three-tone tan/brown/light grey camouflage based on the F-15I. (Unlocked by shooting down Gazelle in Campaign Mission 08, "Pipeline Destruction".
  4. Mage: Osea skin with Mage Squadron markings.
  5. Spare: Osea skin with Spare Squadron markings.
  6. Strider: Osea skin with Strider Squadron markings.
  7. Garuda: Garuda Team livery

Gallery

Ace Combat Infinity

"A fighter bomber with the air-to-air combat ability of the F-15C and additional air-to-ground capabilities. Able to be equipped with a diverse array of armaments, including anti-aircraft, ground attack, multi lock-on missiles and aerial bombs, it is capable of dealing with variety of situations. Called the "Strike Eagle", through the exterior is almost the same as the F-15C, it provides various ground attack improvements."
Hangar
Lv. Cst Price GUN MSL 4AAM SFFS 4AGM SP MO ST AA AG DF
1 625 408,320 365 120 14 C+ D D+ D+ D E
2 665 28,160 401 122 18 B D+ D+ C D D
3 705 40,840 437 124 22 B+ C C C D+ D+
4 745 74,630 473 128 26 18 B+ C C C D+ C
5 785 126,720 510 132 30 20 A C+ C+ C C C
6 825 436,480[a] 546 134 34 22 A+ C+ C+ C+ C C+
7 865 183,040 583 136 38 23 38 A+ B C+ C+ C+ B
8 905 281,600 620 138 42 24 42 S B C+ C+ C+ B+
9 945 478,720 657 142 44 25 44 S B+ B B C+ A
10 985 901,120 694 146 46 26 46 S+ B+ B B B S
11 1032 1,802,240 730 150 48 27 48 S+ A B+ B B S
12 1079 1,422,080 767 154 50 28 50 S+ A+ B+ B+ B+ S+
13 1126 2,647,040 804 158 52 29 52 S+ A+ A B+ B+ S+
14 1173 3,604,480 841 162 54 30 54 S+ S A B+ B+ S+
15 1220 4,547,840 878 166 58 32 58 S+ S A+ A A S+
16 1281 6,589,440 911 168 60 33 60 S+ S+ A+ A A S+
17 1340 7,518,720 945 170 62 34 62 S++ S+ A+ A A S+
18 1399 8,462,080 978 172 64 35 64 S++ S+ S A+ A+ S++
19 1458 10,813,440 1012 174 66 36 66 S++ S+ S A+ A+ S++
20 1517 13,643,520 1046 176 38 38 70 S++ S+ S S S S++
Part Slots
At Lv.1, this aircraft carried 28 BODY, 28 ARMS, and 28 MISC part slots. See Tuning § Slot Expansion for further information.
Nicknames
Upgrading this aircraft to these levels unlocked the respective nicknames for use at any time.
  • Lv.3: Striker
  • Lv.10: Night Vision
  • Lv.15: High Mobility Aerial Fortress
  • Lv.20: All-Round Heavy Hitter

Skin Galleries

Description

A standard dark gray body.
Gallery

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Description

Three-tone "European One" camouflage

Availability

Gallery

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Description

Israeli F-15I Ra'am livery

Availability

Gallery

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Description

White & blue scheme based on the TF-15A / F-15B 71-0290 (the origin of the F-15 S/MTD)

Availability

Gallery

Ace Combat: Assault Horizon

"A fighter bomber with the air-to-air combat ability of the F-15C and additional air-to-ground capabilities. Able to be equipped with a diverse array of armaments, including anti-aircraft, ground attack, multi lock-on missiles and aerial bombs, it is capable of dealing with a variety of situations. Called the "Strike Eagle," though the exterior is almost the same as the F-15C, it provides various ground attack improvements."
Hangar

How to Unlock

The F-15E is available for the campaign prior to mission 8: Pipeline.

Statistics

  • Speed:
  • Mobility:
  • Stability:
  • Fire Power:
  • Defense:

Weapons

Colors

  • Color 1: Grey body
  • Color 2: Two-tone green body, based on prototype F-15E
  • Color 3: White & blue scheme based on the TF-15A / F-15B 71-0290 (the origin of the F-15 S/MTD)
  • Color 4: Garuda Team livery
  • Color 5: Tiger Pattern
  • Color 6: THE IDOLMASTER CHIHAYA
  • Color 7: THE IDOLMASTER CHIHAYA (Monochrome)

Gallery

Ace Combat: Joint Assault

"This F-15 adds ground attack capabilities to its full-scale aerial combat abilities."
Hangar

How to Unlock

Complete mission 19: Desert Gust or multiplayer mission 13&14: Dragon Slayer. Costs $66,000.

Statistics

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Weapons

Colors

Named Pilots

  • Mr.8 - Found in Nightwatch (12B). appears during the first Mission Update, only targetable after two of the Spiridus's FCUs are destroyed

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Ace Combat 6: Fires of Liberation

"F-15E adds a variety of air-to-ground modifications to the already excellent air superiority design of the F-15. It can be distinguished from its predecessor by the conformal fuel tanks under the fuselage, fitted to extend attack range without sacrificing payload. The F-15E boasts first class speed, excellent acceleration and durability. This aircraft can be fitted with powerful high-performance missiles or cluster bombs for air-to-air and air-to-ground missions. This large-bodied multirole aircraft excels on battlefronts."
Hangar

How to Unlock

Complete mission 9: Heavy Command Cruiser.

Weapons

Colors

Named Pilots

Gallery

Ace Combat X: Skies of Deception

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"This F-15 adds ground attack capabilities to its full-scale aerial combat abilities."
Hangar

How to Unlock

Clear mission 07B - Standoff in the Skies II. Costs 23,200 credits.

Statistics

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Weapons

Colors

  • Aurelia: Dark gray body
  • Leasath: F-15I camouflage
  • Special 1: Air superiority gray
  • Special 2: F-15A paint scheme; red wings and stabilizers

Named Pilots

  • Rage - Found in The Wasteland. Spawns in the southern part of the map when the mission timer reaches 3 minutes remaining.

Gallery

Ace Combat Zero: The Belkan War

"Known as the "Strike Eagle," this F-15 adds ground attack capabilities to its full-scale aerial combat abilities. The outward design of this fighter appears similar to that of the F-15, but has in fact undergone extensive modification."
Hangar

How to Unlock

Complete campaign mission 12: The Stage of Apocalypse on Mercenary Ace Style. Costs 100,000 credits.

Statistics

  • Speed: 73
  • Mobility: 55
  • Stability: 77
  • Defense: 75
  • Air to Air: 42
  • Air to Ground: 87

Weapons

Colors

  • Standard: Dark gray body
  • Mercenary: F-15I camouflage
  • Soldier: Two-tone forest green camouflage.
  • Knight: Blue body with grey outline, F-15DJ "Naka Ao" aggressor color scheme
  • Special: Low-vis tiger pattern, Gunn color scheme from Ace Combat 04

Named Pilots

Ace Combat 5: The Unsung War

"Known as the "Strike Eagle," this F-15 variant is the ultimate attack aircraft, adding full-scale ground attack capabilities to its superior aerial combat ability."
Hangar

How to Unlock

Available once the F-15C Eagle's Kill Rate Gauge is full. Costs 19,900.

Statistics

  • Speed: 73
  • Mobility: 55
  • Stability: 77
  • Defense: 75
  • Air to Air: 42
  • Air to Ground: 87

Weapons

Colors

  • OS: Dark blue-gray body
  • RZ: Black body with red vertical stabilizer trim
  • YK: F-15I camouflage

Gallery

Ace Combat 04: Shattered Skies

"Advanced air-to-ground avionics and weapons provide this air superiority F-15 with great anti-surface capability."
Hangar

How to Unlock

Complete campaign mission 12: Stonehenge Offensive. Costs 505,000 credits.

Statistics

  • Speed: Above average
  • Air-to-air: High
  • Air-to-ground: Above average
  • Mobility: High
  • Stability: Average
  • Defense: High

Weapons

Colors

  • Standard: Dark gray body
  • Erusea: Two-tone forest green camouflage.
  • Special: Low-vis tiger pattern


Named Pilots

  • Gunn

Gallery

Ace Combat 2

The F-15E is not available to the player in this game.

Gallery

Trivia

  • The YK colour in AC5, Mercenary scheme in AC0, Leasath colour scheme in ACX, C02 in ACJA, the Event Skin #2 in ACI, the SP paint scheme in AC7 is the color scheme of the Israeli variant of the F-15E.
  • The F-15E Strike Eagle's deployment in the Usean coup d'état is non-canon as the aircraft does not appear in Ace Combat 2's remake, Ace Combat: Assault Horizon Legacy, where the F-15SE Silent Eagle takes its place.

Footnotes

  1. Players could use one Nonstandard Upgrade Request Form instead of credits for the Lv.6 upgrade.

References

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