F-15E Strike Eagles Execute First Operational Tactical Munitions Ferry With The New “Bomb Truck” Configuration
April 29, 2021 Military Aviation, Weapons
F-15E Bomb Truck
Six F-15E Strike Eagles relocated as part of an Agile Combat Employment operation, in “Bomb Truck” config, each bringing 12 JDAMs and 4 SDBs.
Just two months after it was tested at Eglin Air Force Base, the F-15Es of the U.S. Air Force used for the first time the new “Bomb Truck” configuration during an operational mission in the U.S. Central Command theater. More precisely, six Strike Eagles of the 494th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron relocated to Al Dhafra Air Base (United Arab Emirates) on April 25 as part of an Agile Combat Employment (ACE) operation, bringing with them a heavy load of munitions to sustain combat missions from the new base.
The six F-15Es in “Bomb Truck” configuration are part of a larger deployment of 18 Strike Eagles of the 494th Fighter Squadron “Panthers”, which deployed from their homebase at RAF Lakenheath to an “undisclosed location” earlier this month. This location is likely Muwaffaq Salti/Al-Azraq Air Base in Jordan, where Lakenheath’s other F-15E squadron, the 492nd Fighter Squadron “Bolars”, was deployed in 2020.https://theaviationist.com/2021/04/29/f-15e-bomb-truck/