20 Years of F-15s in the UK

20 Years of F-15s in the UK

Postby LN Strike Eagle on Sat 11 Feb 2012, 8:14 pm

If you weren't already aware, RAF Lakenheath yesterday marked the 20th Anniversary since the first F-15E touched down on English soil. The base honoured the milestone with a celebratory event...

"Liberty Wings" - Michael Hall braved the elements to report from RAF Lakenheath.

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This is where you come in. We've compiled a list of every F-15 (we think) that has ever been based with the 48th Fighter Wing and we'd like you guys to share your photos and see how many we can tick off. Where applicable, each aircraft has been annotated with significant information such as special markings, victories and in some cases, losses. If there are any mistakes, or more up to date information on markings, please feel free to drop me a PM to let me know and I can add them to the list. Bonus points if you have any of the ground trainers.

Just a few ground rules for this thread:

You're welcome to supply multiple photos in your post, provided they are all of the SAME aircraft. One serial number per post, and no double posting please (by which we mean, do not immediately post after yourself to add another - let someone else have a chance before you post again). We're sure the locals could fill up this thread in very short order, so to give everyone a chance, please don't follow up immediately and reel off a whole load of Eagles.

You're may also duplicate a serial number that has already been posted, but only if you have a shot to share of the same jet in a different scheme.

Over to you...

F-15C/D


83-0018 (Departed, now based at Otis ANGB)
84-0001
84-0004 (Departed, now based with Montana ANG)
84-0009 (Departed, now based with Montana ANG)
84-0010 (Su22 victory, 1991)
84-0014 (Su22 victory, 1991 | Iraqi and Serbian flag Markings)
84-0015 (PC7 victory, 1991)
84-0019 (2x Su25 victories, 1991)
84-0027 (Mirage and MiG-23 victories, 1991 | 493 FS Markings)
84-0044 (48 OSS Markings)
86-0147
86-0154
86-0156 (2x MiG-29 victories, 1999)
86-0159 (MiG-29 victory, 1999)
86-0160
86-0163
86-0164 (493 FS / "Grim Reapers" Markings)
86-0165 (493 FS Markings)
86-0166
86-0167 (Departed, now based with Montana ANG)
86-0169 (Crashed, Scotland 2001 | MiG-29 victory, 1999)
86-0170 (Departed, now based at Eglin AFB)
86-0171
86-0172
86-0173 (Crashed, Nellis AFB 2000)
86-0174
86-0175
86-0176
86-0178
86-0180 (Crashed, Scotland 2001 | 48 OG Markings)
86-0182 (Crashed, Spalding 2014)

F-15E

90-0248 (Departed, now based at Mountain Home AFB | 48 FW Markings)
90-0251 (Departed, now based at Nellis AFB | 492 FS Markings)
90-0255 (Departed, now based at Mountain Home AFB)
90-0256 (Departed, now based at Nellis AFB)
90-0257 (Departed, now based at Nellis AFB)
90-0258 (Departed, now based at Eglin AFB)
90-0259 (Departed, now based at Mountain Home AFB)
90-0260 (Departed, now based at Nellis AFB)
90-0261 (Departed, now based at Nellis AFB)
90-0262 (Departed, now based at Nellis AFB | 48 OG Markings)
91-0300 (Departed, now based at Mountain Home AFB)
91-0301
91-0302
91-0303 (492 FS Markings)
91-0304 (Crashed, Libya 2011)
91-0305 (Departed, now based at Nellis AFB)
91-0306
91-0307
91-0308
91-0309
91-0310
91-0311
91-0312
91-0313 (3 AF | 48 OG Markings)
91-0314 (494 FS / "Panther One" Markings | Tigermeet 1997 Markings)
91-0315
91-0316
91-0317
91-0318 (48 FW Markings)
91-0319 (Departed, now based at Mountain Home AFB)
91-0320
91-0321
91-0322 (Departed, now based at Eglin AFB)
91-0323 (Departed, now based at Mountain Home AFB)
91-0324
91-0325 (Departed, now based at Eglin AFB)
91-0326
91-0327 (Departed, now based at Nellis AFB)
91-0328 (Departed, now based at Nellis AFB)
91-0329
91-0330 (Departed, now based at Mountain Home AFB)
91-0331
91-0332
91-0333 (Departed, now based at Mountain Home AFB)
91-0334
91-0335
91-0601 (Tigermeet 2001 | Departed, now based at Eglin AFB)
91-0602
91-0603
91-0604 (Tigermeet 1998)
91-0605
92-0364
96-0201
96-0202
96-0203 (Crashed, Lakenheath 2000)
96-0204
96-0205
97-0217 (48 OSS Markings, 2002 | 48th FW / "Lets Roll" Markings)
97-0218 (48 FW / "Lets Roll" Markings)
97-0219
97-0220 (3 Sqn RAF "Zap")
97-0221 (492 FS / "Miss Elizabeth" Markings)
97-0222
98-0131
98-0132
98-0133
98-0134
98-0135
00-3000
00-3001
00-3002
00-3003
00-3004
01-2000
01-2001 (48 OG Markings)
01-2002 (494 FS Markings)
01-2003
01-2004 (48 FW / 'Let's Roll' Markings)

Others

F-15A 74-0131 (Marked as 92-0048 | Wings of Freedom Memorial Park)
F-15B - 76-0124 (Ground Trainer)
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Re: 20 Years of F-15s in the UK

Postby Mictheslik on Sat 11 Feb 2012, 8:34 pm

91-0321
Low level through the lakes.....

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Re: 20 Years of F-15s in the UK

Postby gary1701 on Sat 11 Feb 2012, 9:24 pm

Good idea this. I'll take 493rd FS F-15C, 86-0156. This is the jet that brought down two Mig-29's simultaneously with AIM-120's in 1999 during Operation Allied Force;

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Over to the next one.

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Re: 20 Years of F-15s in the UK

Postby LN Strike Eagle on Sat 11 Feb 2012, 9:42 pm

Great shot of those markings, Gary.

I'll chip in with 01-2004 in the 48 FW markings.

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Re: 20 Years of F-15s in the UK

Postby RichPittman on Sat 11 Feb 2012, 10:29 pm

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Re: 20 Years of F-15s in the UK

Postby agdickie on Sat 11 Feb 2012, 10:53 pm

84-0001
Leuchars 2005 Departures. A good day :biggrin:
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Re: 20 Years of F-15s in the UK

Postby PhilW on Sat 11 Feb 2012, 11:09 pm

90-248, arriving for RIAT 1999:

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Re: 20 Years of F-15s in the UK

Postby elderforest on Sat 11 Feb 2012, 11:16 pm

F-15E 97-221 492 FS special marks

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Re: 20 Years of F-15s in the UK

Postby PhilW on Sat 11 Feb 2012, 11:49 pm

86-0180 (Crashed, Scotland 2001 | 48 OG Markings | MiG-29 victory, 1999)


Arriving for RIAT 1998:

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Re: 20 Years of F-15s in the UK

Postby MikeH on Sat 11 Feb 2012, 11:51 pm

The newest one currently at the 'Heath, seen in 2005:

Marham:
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Re: 20 Years of F-15s in the UK

Postby pantherops on Sun 12 Feb 2012, 8:38 am

Hi there,

Never posted on this site before so here's my first effort, 96-0201. Nice idea to do this thread. Hope they are ok!!.....

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Re: 20 Years of F-15s in the UK

Postby Craig_85 on Sun 12 Feb 2012, 9:17 am

Great idea for a thread by the way. Being a local I probably should have gone for a rarer airframe but let's get the D's over and done with, 86-0182.

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Re: 20 Years of F-15s in the UK

Postby Arno 01 on Sun 12 Feb 2012, 9:35 am

Hi, I will post one from each unit, starting with the 493FS Grim Reapers 86-0167 taken at the TLP in 2006
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Re: 20 Years of F-15s in the UK

Postby pantherops on Sun 12 Feb 2012, 10:47 am

One 'Charlie' 83-0018 at Coltishall in 2005..

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Re: 20 Years of F-15s in the UK

Postby iaint on Sun 12 Feb 2012, 11:20 am

91-0335 landing at Mildenhall during the Eagles' stay in 2010

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Re: 20 Years of F-15s in the UK

Postby BMrider on Sun 12 Feb 2012, 12:42 pm

97-0222

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Re: 20 Years of F-15s in the UK

Postby RobS on Sun 12 Feb 2012, 1:35 pm

97-0218 at Leeuwarden (2006).

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Re: 20 Years of F-15s in the UK

Postby Danny on Sun 12 Feb 2012, 1:38 pm

00-3002 Landing at Lakenheath in early 2011.

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Re: 20 Years of F-15s in the UK

Postby gary1701 on Sun 12 Feb 2012, 2:05 pm

Another noteworthy 493rd FS jet from me. 84-0027 is the current unit flagship and carries two 1991 Iraqi victories (MiG-23 and Mirage F-1). This aircraft was a attrition replacement to the 493rd in 2001.

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Re: 20 Years of F-15s in the UK

Postby Jonesy on Sun 12 Feb 2012, 2:26 pm

91-0304 seen in happier times. Lost over Libya.

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Re: 20 Years of F-15s in the UK

Postby theskunk on Sun 12 Feb 2012, 4:05 pm

F-15C 86-0159, taken August 2008.
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Taken with my old kit, I should try and go back sometime, I would imagine Nigel Blake has a fare few photos of every F-15 that has been stationed at Lakenheath.

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Re: 20 Years of F-15s in the UK

Postby LN Strike Eagle on Sun 12 Feb 2012, 4:27 pm

List is up to date again. :smile:

Another from me - 97-0220, seen recently and also back in December 2002 on a very rainy visit to the 492 FS when she was wearing the 3 Squadron "zap". Taken on a digital compact camera in bad weather, so excuse the quality of those two.

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Re: 20 Years of F-15s in the UK

Postby BMrider on Sun 12 Feb 2012, 4:40 pm

97-0217

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