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The Eagle turns 49

On July 27th, 1972: McDonnell Douglas Chief Experimental Test Pilot Irving L. Burrows made the first flight of the prototype YF-15A-1-MC Eagle, 71-0280, at Edwards Air Force Base, California.

With over 104 air to air kills the Eagle is still undefeated and dominant in the Air to Air role, with the F-15EX Eagle II on the way, the Eagle will remain dominant for many more years to come. A couple of the first flight photos released by McDonnell Douglas and the DoD

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