F-15N Sea Eagle
Who thinks a Navalised F-15 should replace the F-14 Tomcat?, There were actually plans for one incase the Tomcat never made it to the USN back in the early 1970s. Jet Jockeys who fly the new F/A-18 'Super' Hornet say that the new hornet is not as good as it was meant to be.
The F-14 Tomcat is my best jet of all time but i still think the F-15 is somehow more reliable. It is even better than the new Super Hornet and it should be chosen for the Perfect Tomcat replacement
A 'what If' model of the F-15N Sea Eagle
There's really no point, it has been replaced by the F/A-18E because the F/A-18E better meets the needs of the Navy. If any aircraft is ever built to fill the same role as the F-14, it will probably be based on the F-22, not the F-15.
The F-15 is part of a dying breed, to spend money to totally redesign them and start a new production line would be a waste.
And there were also plans to make a Naval F-117, doesn't make much sense in retrospect.
Not many say that, most of the F/A-18E pilots love the new bird, it's two generations ahead of the F-14 when it comes to fire-control, communications and avionics.
To top it off, the maintenance chiefs are glad to see the F-14 go, they have to spend five times the manhours to keep an F-14 flying than an F-18.
THe F-14 is a good bird, but the F/A-22 currently holds that title.
Not to mention better armed, with better fire control, better radar and better avionics...
It's not better than the F/A-18E, the F-15 may be somewhat faster and longer ranged, with slightly better long-range combat abilities, but at close range the F/A-18E has the edge in every way. Let's not forget that the F/A-18E is the most survivable jet to yet enter service.
Any new combat aircraft [with the exception of light support and gunship] started at this point has to be stealthy. If it isn't, it's a waste of money.
The F-15 is not, and cannot be made stealthy. The F/A-18E has some LO features, which gives it yet another one of its edges.
If the Navy ever gets the money for another brand-new fighter, it will be a stealthy one, not anything based on the F-15.
There's always the F-22N Naval Raptor concept.
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