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HA4563 Boeing F-15SG Strike Eagle
8316/05-0012, 142nd Sqn "Gryphon",
Paya Lebar Air Base, RSAF, 2019
The F-15SG (formerly F-15T) is a variant of the F-15E, ordered by the Republic of Singapore Air Force (RSAF). F-15SGs were chosen on 6 September 2005 over the Dassault Rafale. The F-15SG remains critical to continue having air superiority aircraft over neighboring countries that deploy state of the art Russian aircraft. The RSAF's F-15SG is an all-weather multi-role fighter designed to achieve air superiority over the battlefield. The F-15SG is the most advanced version of the Eagle with its great speed, maneuverability, electronics and weapons.
The Republic of Singapore Air Force has two squadrons of F-15SG, 142nd Sqn “Gryphon” and 149th “Shikra” (Sparrow Hawk) based at Paya Lebar, AB. The F-15SG is an advanced variant of the F-15E Strike Eagle and can perform air-to-air and air-to-ground attack missions in all weather conditions. The 142nd Squadron’s motto is “Honor and Glory” and the Gryphon chosen as their mascot because its body parts are those of kings of the animal world. The squadron had been disbanded but reactivated in 2016 when the F-15SGs arrived.
Advanced variant of F-15E
Number of aircraft - 40
Crew - 2
Engines - 2 X Pratt & Whitney F100-220 turbofan, each producing 25,000 lbs. thrust
Wing Span - 42 ft. 10 in.
Length - 63 ft. 9 in.
Height - 18 ft. 6 in.
Weight - 81,000 lbs. loaded
Up to 3 × 600 US gallons (2,300 L) external drop tanks for ferry flight
Extended range/loitering time
1 x 1,800 litres (480 US gal) Super cruise drop tank.
AIM-120C and AIM-9X missiles
GBU-38 JDAM and AGM-154 JSOW air-to-ground weapons
Night Vision Goggles
Link 16 terminals