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The Boeing Henderson F/C-15 Eagle is an Osean twin-engine, all-weather supermaneuverable tactical fighter aircraft designed by Boeing and developed by Henderson Corporation, a vastly improved and upgraded variant of the original McDonnell Douglas F-15 Eagle. Following reviews of proposals, the Osean Air Defense Force selected Boeing to corporate with Henderson Corporation in 1988 to meet the service's need for a dedicated air superiority and multirole fighter. The Eagle first flew in July 1992, and entered service in 1996. It is among the most successful modern fighters, with 211 victories and only three losses in combat.

The Eagle II has been exported to Aurelia, Ustio, and the military coalition ISAF. The F/C-15 was originally planned as a pure air-superiority aircraft like its brother. But later changed and the F/C-15 has a secondary role is ground-attack like the F-15E Strike Eagle due to its better maneuverability at slow and medium speeds than most other Osean-made aircraft and slower top speed making it suitable for close air support.

The F/C-15 Eagle II shares many similarities with the F-15 Eagle from the outside, but there are many differences and upgrades, such as slightly smaller and thrust vectoring engines, upgraded avionics, better radar, capable of carrying air-to-ground weapons, more variety of weapons and can carry larger payload for enhanced ground attack capability.

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Air combat over Verusa had a quite disappointing results. Theory had stressed long-range combat using missiles and optimized aircraft for this role. The result was highly loaded aircraft with large radar and excellent speed, but limited maneuverability and often lacking a gun. The canonical example was the McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom II, used by the Osean Air Defense Force, Osean Maritime Defense Force, and the Osean Marine Corps to provide air superiority over Verusa, the only fighter with enough power, range, and maneuverability to be given the primary task of dealing with the threat of Yuktobanian fighters while flying with visual engagement rules.

In practice, due to policy and practical reasons, aircraft were closing to visual range and maneuvering, placing the larger Osean aircraft at a disadvantage to the much less expensive day fighters such as the MiG-21 Fishbed. Missiles proved to be much less reliable than predicted at close range. Although improved training and the introduction of the M61 Vulcan cannon on the F-4 did much to address the disparity. But the results is still disappointing, even the Oseans improved a lot.

The F/C-15 first flew in 1984 and entered service in 1986. The F/C-15 immediately proved effective in the Valkan War, downing 12-24 enemy fighters a day. It's smaller and thrust vectoring engines makes the aircraft lighter for better maneuverability and capable of carrying more weapons, despite being slower than the F-15 Eagle, but have better maneuverability to counter highly agile Valkan's fighters such as the MiG-29 Fulcrum and Su-27 Flanker.

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