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  • Northrop F-15 Reporter Long-Range Photographic Reconnaissance Aircraft


    The Northrop F-15 Reporter was an offshoot of the successful P-61 Black Widow fighter line of World War 2.



     Updated: 12/26/2016; Authored By Staff Writer; Content ¬©www.MilitaryFactory.com


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    Northrop F-15 Reporter Technical Specifications


    Service Year: 1945
    Type: Long-Range Photographic Reconnaissance Aircraft
    National Origin: United States
    Manufacturer(s): Northrop - USA
    Production Total: 36



    Structural (Crew Space, Dimensions and Weights)


    Operating Crew: 2
    Length: 49.57 feet (15.11 meters)
    Width: 66.01 feet (20.12 meters)
    Height: 14.76 feet (4.50 meters)

    Weight (Empty): 23,446 lb (10,635 kg)
    Weight (MTOW): 36,200 lb (16,420 kg)

    Installed Power and Standard Day Performance


    Engine(s): 2 x Pratt & Whitney R-2800-65W "Double Wasp" radial piston engines developing 2,250 horsepower each.

    Maximum Speed: 441 mph (710 kph; 383 knots)
    Maximum Range: 1,901 miles (3,060 km)
    Service Ceiling: 34,777 feet (10,600 meters; 6.59 miles)
    Rate-of-Climb: 2,540 feet-per-minute (774 m/min)

    Armament / Mission Payload


    None. Mission systems centered on photography equipment.

    Global Operators / Customers


    United States

    Model Variants (Including Prototypes)


    F-15 - Base Series Designation

    X-15 - Initial prototype designation from XP-61E

    XF-15A - Preproduction designation; based on P-61C airframe.

    F-15A - Production model designation

    RF-61C - Redesignation of F-15A in 1947