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F-15A early research flight

Movie Number   EM-0011-04
Movie Date   Circa 1976
Formats: 160x120 QuickTime Movie (1.1 MB)
320x240 QuickTime Movie (2.3 MB)
480x360 QuickTime Movie (3.6 MB)
640x480 QuickTime Movie (5.9 MB)
F-15A Still photos of this aircraft are available in several resolutions at

This 34 second movie clip shows an early F-15A flight.

The number two F-15A (Serial #71-0281) was obtained by NASA from the U.S. Air Force in 1976 and was used for more than 25 advanced research projects involving aerodynamics, performance, propulsion control, control integration, instrumentation development, human factors, and flight test techniques. Included in these projects was its role as a testbed to evaluate aerodynamic pressures on Space Shuttle thermal protection tiles at specific altitudes and speeds.

Keywords   F-15, F-15A, flight
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