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Question about F-15C AMRAAM pylons (Gulf War)

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Ok, got another Gulf War question

 

Some F-15Cs during the Gulf War carried AMRAAMs and as I understand it, usually just two in the inner rail of the wing pylon. This would presumably mean that this rail had the LAU-128 pylon rather than the older style. However, would the outer rail which had AIM-9s also used the LAU-128 or would have kept the older type?

 

I presume at some point in the 90s all the rails were switched to LAU-128s but given that the AMRAAM has hastily deployed to the Gulf War, whether just the necessary launchers were switched too.

 

Thanks!

 

P.S. I could not find any F-15 Gulf War pic carrying AMRAAMs hence the question...

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As fsf as I remember the Amraam was not used in DS. Just later on.

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They weren't used, that's certain, but it is my understanding that they were deployed... which means at some point they must have been fitted on an F-15 even if by that point in the conflict they had nothing to shoot down

 

https://books.google.co.uk/books?id=DqaZBwAAQBAJ&pg=PT68&lpg=PT68&dq=amraams+fired+gulf+war&source=bl&ots=KsI4uWX_Q4&sig=pw13WYWG3xalMnIj_vleGL08P9Y&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjB9ti8rbfXAhWQ2KQKHT1fBqIQ6AEITDAF#v=onepage&q=amraams fired gulf war&f=false

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Eglin F-15Cs carried AMRAAMS for the last couple weeks of the war, but they did not have an opportunity to employ them.  The standard load was 2 x AIM-120A (inboard wing stations), 4 x AIM-7M, and 2 x AIM-9M (outboard wing stations) along with three external tanks.  Since stocks were building up they still used the old rails for the AIM-9s and the new rails (LAU-128) for the AMRAAMs.  Pic below of an Eglin Eagle carrying that load.

 

NTxm5U4.jpg

 

Regards,

Murph

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On 11/15/2017 at 8:47 PM, Murph said:

Eglin F-15Cs carried AMRAAMS for the last couple weeks of the war, but they did not have an opportunity to employ them.  The standard load was 2 x AIM-120A (inboard wing stations), 4 x AIM-7M, and 2 x AIM-9M (outboard wing stations) along with three external tanks.  Since stocks were building up they still used the old rails for the AIM-9s and the new rails (LAU-128) for the AMRAAMs.  Pic below of an Eglin Eagle carrying that load.

 

NTxm5U4.jpg

 

Regards,

Murph

 

Excellent, just as I had thought!

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BTW, the external tank under the right wing is a "nestable" war reserve tank.  Notice the blunt aft end.

 

Regards,

Murph

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