This morning the Museum of Aviation dedicated a large model of an F-15E Strike Eagle that was donated by the Boeing Company. The model has a six-foot wingspan and looks really cool. It is now mounted on a pole by the main entrance to the Eagle Building. The 402nd Maintenance Wing at Robins Air Force Base provides depot maintenance and software development for the F-15. Also, the Warner Robins Air Logistic Center’s “Eagle Division” provides worldwide support for all F-15 aircraft, both for the U.S. Air Force fleet as well as for all foreign military sales users.
Boeing donated this model of the F-15E Strike Eagle.
Here’s an Air Force video about the people who get the F-15E into the air:
The model wears the markings of the 4th Fighter Wing (FW), which is based at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base in North Carolina. Earlier this week, on April 16th, the 4th FW launched nearly 70 F-15s on a single mission. Here’s an Air Force news article about the mission with some photos:
F-15E Strike Eagles of the 4th Fighter Wing perform an "Elephant Walk" as they taxi down the runway during a Turkey Shoot training mission on Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, N.C., April 16, 2012. The wing generated nearly 70 aircraft to destroy more than 1,000 targets on bombing ranges across the state to commemorate the 4th's victory over the Luftwaffe on April 16, 1945. The aircrews are assigned to the 4th Fighter Wing's 333rd, 334th, 335th, and 336th Fighter Squadrons. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Elizabeth Rissmiller/Released)
U.S. Air Force Col. Patrick Doherty reviews aircraft logs during a pre-flight inspection at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, N.C., April 16, 2012. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Aubrey Robinson/Released)
U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Amanda Kobel waits to perform a pre-flight inspection on an F-15E Strike Eagle on April 16, 2012. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Makenzie Lang/Released.
An F-15E Strike Eagle takes off as another F-15E taxis at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, N.C., April 16, 2012. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Colette Graham/Released)
An F-15E Strike Eagle takes off at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, N.C., April 16, 2012. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Makenzie Lang/Released)
– Mike Rowland, Curator