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F-15A #281 in flight over desert

Photo Number: ECN-5000
Photo Date: February 4, 1976
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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.

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Keywords: F-15; F-15A; #281; A model; research projects; space shuttle thermal protection tiles

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