Mitsubishi F-15DJ The Eagle Trainer

Should the F-15DJ come to the game?
  • Yes
  • No

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How should it come to the game?
  • Premium?
  • Event?
  • Squadron?
  • Tech tree?
  • I said no!

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Hello again, today I will be introducing the trainer version of the F-15Js, the F-15DJ!

Short History
In 1975 the Japanese MoD examined the U.S F-15 as a potential candidate to replace the aging F-104J and F-4EJ aircraft in service with the JASDF. A F-15C was evaluated at Edwards air force base and in December of 1975 the F-15 was picked as the winner. Mitsubishi Heavy industries was designated as the contractor and licensing was provided for the F-15C/D. The 2 seat F-15DJ serving as a trainer for the JASDF were built under license in Japan by Mitsubishi during 1981-1997, 12 built in ST.Louis and 25 under Mitsubishi. Both the F-15J and F-15DJ still serve to this day with the JASDF, the F-15DJ received multiple upgrades during its time similar to the F-15Js, in this suggestion today it will be based on the current up to date versions flying today.

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In Game
The F-15DJ will not differ much from the F-15J besides some minor differences and most importantly having 2 crew members because of this I think it is more suited to be a future premium/event/squadron vehicle rather then the TT however I will still leave that option. Needless to say the F-15DJ will be similar to the regular F-15Js and be just as deadly in combat as they are fully armed and combat capable, performance also will not be much different if at all. There is potentially a unique jamming pod for the F-15DJ but I have yet to find pictures of this pod in real life.

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Nevertheless F-15DJs are able to equip the AN/ALQ-131(V) ECM pod

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Specifications

General characteristics

Crew: 2

Length: 63 ft 9 in (19.43 m)
Wingspan: 42 ft 10 in (13.05 m)
Height: 18 ft 4 in (5.6 m)
Empty weight: 28,601 lb (12,973 kg)
Maximum takeoff weight: 68,002 lb (30,845 kg)

Power plant: 2 turbofans Ishikawajima-Harima F100-IHI-220E with afterburner,
Maximum speed:

2,650 km/h (1,650 mph, 1,430 kn) / M2.5+ at high altitude

1,450 km/h (900 mph; 780 kn) / M1.2 at low altitude

Flight range: 2800 km
Working ceiling: 17,944 m
Rate of climb: 341 m/s

Thrust/weight: 1.12

Armament

  • 1x 20mm JM61A1 with a total of 940 rounds
  • 4x AIM-9L
  • 4x AAM-3
  • 4x AAM-4A/B
  • 4x AAM-5A/B
  • 4x AIM-7F/M
  • MK.82 bombs
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  • Up to 8 AIM-120s (JASDF F-15Js and F-15DJs have tested AIM-120s. they have also been spotted with LAU-128 rails paired with the LAU-114 such as the F-15DJ pic below, the test wing website also confirms the tests of AIM-120s and Japan also has them in inventory.)
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https://www.mod.go.jp/asdf/adtw/adm/shiken/kakoshiken_missile2.html
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Additional equipment

  • APG-63 (V1) radar

  • AN/ALQ-131(V) ECM pod

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Just like regular F-15Js the F-15DJs don’t come short of having a plethora of unique livery.

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Sources

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https://www.mhi.com/products/defense/f_15j_jet_fighter.html

Mitsubishi F-15J (Peace Eagle)

F-15J

https://ja.wikipedia.org/wiki/F-X_(航空自衛隊)#第3次F-X

https://www.mod.go.jp/asdf/adtw/adm/shiken/kakoshiken_missile2.html

Thank you for reading my suggestion it was a short one but I have others planned so be on the lookout!

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+1 I’d like to see it implemented with as many camouflages as possible.

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Oh yes please +1.

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+1

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Unfortunately, no one suggests F35. Don’t forget that Japan also has F35

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Suggestion passed to the developers for consideration.

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