Why can’t F-15 land on US Aircraft Carrier? The reason will definitely make you open-mouthed

Since World War II many aircraft models have been designed to operate from an aircraft carrier deck. Among the most successful are the Fa-18 hornet.

One notable exception to the list is the F-15 Eagle. Point consider replacing the Aging F-14 with a carrier version of the F-15. T is well known as one of the larger air superiority Fighters with a fuselage length of 62 feet and a wingspan of up to 64 feet that said it was developed specifically for operation on an aircraft carrier. Indeed the F-14 was in service from 1974 until the early 2000s with just over 700 total aircraft produced between 1969 and 1991.

The F-15 has been prized for its speed and maneuverability for decades at high altitudes. It can reach speeds of over 1600 miles per hour. This was all thanks to its two Pratt and Whitney F-100, after burning turbo fans which can produce up to 23 770 pounds of thrust with afterburners engaged.

The F-15 also boasted an incredible rate of climb roughly 67 000 feet per minute. So why the F-15 can’t land on an aircraft carrier and how some of the most extreme carrier landings were pulled off? Watch video below to discover:

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