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F-15E

The F-15E in reality.

The McDonnell Douglas F-15E 'Strike Eagle' is an American Fighter/Bomber that only appears in Battlefield 2.

Battlefield 2

The F-15E in Battlefield 2 is one of the 4 fixed-wing aircraft used by the United States Marine Corps (F-18,F-35B,F-15E,A-10) and is the faction's only Dual-seat aircraft. It's Chinese counterpart is the Su-30 and the MEC counterpart is the Su-34. It acts as the USMC team's Bomber aircraft, due to it's better bomb carrying capacity and that it is less manuverable compared to Fighter jets.

Like its counterparts, it has an armament made to take out soft targets and armored vehicles on the ground (5 Small Diameter Bombs and 8 Air-to-Ground Missiles) rather than for dogfighting (only 4 air-to-air missiles compared to a Fighter Jet's 6). Unlike the other fighter/bombers in the game, the F-15E has 600 rounds for it's cannon, while its counterparts only have 300.

Strategies

It is generally advised to use th F-15E as an Anti-Tank weapon, as it's armament is designed to take out Ground targets. A cluster of infantry soldiers or an armored vehicle are very good targets to focus on, since they pose a threat to infantry on your team as well as other vehicles. If you have another teammate in the aircraft, let the player focus on taking out armored land vehicles while you focus on strategic targets, such as enemy installations and spawn points.

Dogfighting is something players should avoid when using an aircraft of this class, as Fighter/Bombers are less manuverable than Fighters. Also, Fighter/Bombers have only 4 air-to-air missiles while Fighters will have 6, putting another disadvantage on the Fighter/Bomber pilot. However it is considered okay when dogfighting another fighter/bomber as both have similar manuverabilty. The F-15E will have a slight advantage as it has 600 cannon rounds as opposed to 300 on its counterparts.

Like other fixed-wing aircraft, the F-15E is a considerably high threat to helicopters, as a short, well-aimed burst of cannon fire or 2 air-to-air missiles will destroy it, coupled with the aircrafts speed. It is most recommended to fire a burst of cannon fire on the first attack, as the opposing helicopter may have flares ready, which can be used to cause air-to-air missiles to miss the target.


Trivia

  • The F-15E is the only fixed-wing aircraft available for the USMC for the singleplayer mode of Battlefield 2.
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