Jun Shidara examines the career of the F-15 Eagle in Japanese service
The McDonnell Douglas F-15J/DJ Eagle was the fourth-generation jet fighter to equip the Japan Air Self Defense Force (JASDF), following the F-86F Sabre, F-104J Starfighter and F-4EJ Phantom II. Mitsubishi Heavy Industries was assigned as the main construction contractor, with numerous other firms participating on the project.
Heavy Industries was responsible for producing the F100 Turbofan engines under licence.
Not just an Eagle