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.
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:
– Mike Rowland, Curator