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McDonnell Douglas F-15 S/MTD
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Role Experimental aircraft
Crew 2
First flight 7th September 1988
Entered service Never
Manufacturer McDonnell Douglas
Produced 1
Length 19.7 m
Wingspan 13 m
Height 5.64 m
Wing area 58.2 m²
Empty 12,232 kg
Loaded 20,159 kg
Maximum takeoff 31,930 kg
Engine 2 × Pratt & Whitney F100-PW-200 turbofan engines
Power (each) 105.78 kN
Maximum speed 2650 km/h
Cruising speed
Range 4,405 km
Ceiling 17,750 m
Rate of climb

The F-15 S/MTD is an American test aircraft with canards and 2D thrust vectoring nozzles (that was later upgraded to 3D thrust vectoring). It was built to study the effects and advantages of thrust vectoring nozzles. It was later used as the F-15 ACTIVE (Advanced Control Technology for Integrated Vehicles) from 1993–1999 and from 1999 to 2008 for the Intelligent flight control system program. The two cockpits were equipped with the electronics of the F-15F Strike Eagle, while the canards are the horizontal stabilizators of the F/A-18 Hornet.