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McDonnell Douglas F-15C Eagle - USA - Air Force
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F-15C-37-MC nr. 015 departing from Fairford after RIAT 2010. This Eagle operates by 493rd Fighter Squadron "Reapers", what symbolize yellow/black stripes on the tail, subordinated under 48th Fighter Wing based at RAF Lakenheath. Aircraft is assigned to Lt. Col. Connor Blackwood - 493rd FS Commander. Under canopy is painted green star symbolize one destroyed Iraqi PC-9 propeller trainer during Gulf War on 22nd March 1991. Victory was credited to Lt. Robert W. "Gigs" Hehemann, member of 53rd TFS / 36th TFW, after the Iraqi pilot bailed-out from his aircraft after maneuvering combat with Eagles without firing.
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