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F-15E conformal fuel tanks


F-15E conformal fuel tanks  

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  1. 1. F-15E conformal fuel tanks

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I have been flying ~400nm ground attack missions on the Syria map and it got me thinking, can we please have the conformal fuel tanks for the F-15e?

I know it's early to be making requests but I also know design choices like this have to be made early to avoid wasting time.

 

 

I figured I should add a pole because this may be the kind of request that gets more traction with public support.

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Hi,

 

 

A F-15E without CFTs is not a F-15E. They are never removed except for maintenance and exceptionnal test flights.

 

 

Razbam confirmed on their discord the CFT won't be removable.

 

 

All that should make you happy and squash other requests regarding CFTs.

 

 

Cheers

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Razbam confirmed on their discord the CFT won't be removable.

 

All that should make you happy and squash other requests regarding CFTs.

 

Cheers

 

 

????? A miss print no doubt....right?

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I'm not sure i understand the intent of Razor's message.

 

Was he hoping to remove CFTs and play it like a F-15c ish jet and hope my message was all but a dream ?

If that's the case then sorry mate, I meant every word i wrote. :book:

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Yeah I for one am glad they aren't doing removable CFT, there are more than enough gamey BS things in DCS that get abused in MP all the time.

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I enjoyed this post from a while ago:

 

https://forums.eagle.ru/showthread.php?t=170676&page=3

 

As a proud Strike Eagle WSO I beg to differ just a bit on the BVR A/A capability of the E model. No we do not have the aerodynamic cleanness of the C model, but in an A/A config, with -229 engines, we are pretty damn close. You would also be surprised at how much the extra 10K of gas will buy us (AB for days).

We extensively train for DCA missions, not escort or OCA (A/A) as much but self escort and DCA. Crew Coord for A/A is well practiced and is a core to our capabilities. Its the first half of our B-Course and Mission qual course. And I would say we spend approximately half our training time practicing A/A mission sets.

We can do things in A/A that C models can't do, although their skill base is definitely higher due simply to the fact that that is all they practice.

We generally stay alive longer due to the extra nugget keeping SA on defensive response and overall fight SA in the jet, and when you multiply that across a four ship it can make a huge difference.

 

I will say that thru two Red Flags, several LFE's with C models, F-22's and Typhoon's, that Strike eagles definitely hold their own in the (fourth gen) BVR arena.

 

Also in mixed packages we are the only truly swing role jet I have seen throughout all of these exercises. No one else is carrying a significant bomb load, a significant A/A load, striking priority targets, and then picking up A/A escort CAPs (whether we train to them or not) and holding all of this down as the first to enter the fight and the last to leave. And usually with very few (if any ) losses. I've flown these things with Hornets, all flavors of Lawn Dart, and its all the same, they roll in and do their job (very well, not gonna knock their capabilities here) but then either don't have the gas or loadout to stick around and significantly affect the fight other than their one target.

 

Not gonna argue the awaiting BFM point, we are definitely the fat kid in the playground when it comes to that, but we can still generally do alright.

 

Forget dueling guns only with the F-15E, but otherwise it will do alright, even with the CFTs.

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Razbam confirmed on their discord the CFT won't be removable.

Cheers

Glad to hear it, I just want the extra juice so I can keep the A-10s safe after getting the bombs off.

Could you please post a link to the discord? All I can find is an expired invite on FB.

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I enjoyed this post from a while ago:

 

https://forums.eagle.ru/showthread.php?t=170676&page=3

 

 

 

Forget dueling guns only with the F-15E, but otherwise it will do alright, even with the CFTs.

 

I mean it probably won't be as fast as the -C at alt either, but it still will probably be beast for BVR regardless.

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