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The F-15A is a twin-engine, high-performance, all-weather air superiority fighter, and was adapted for use in the air-to-ground role. Capable of carrying about 7 tons of bombs, it became a potent strike aircraft. The F-15A Fighter was the first aircraft to have engine thrust greater than the normal weight of the aircraft, allowing it to accelerate while in a vertical climb. F-15A 76-027 was delivered to the 27th Tactical Fighter Squadron, 1st Tactical Fighter Wing, at Langley AFB, Virginia. First flown on July 27, 1972.