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Were F-15As fitted with chaff & flare dispensers from the start? I'm curious, because some book (Eagle Engaged was it?) that I read suggested that they weren't, IIRC.

 

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OK, found the book. Eagle Engaged, page 32:

 

"The Tracor ALE-40/45 Contermeasures Dispenser (CMD) was added later (with MSIP, the Multi-Stage Improvement Program) to provide active means of defeating "a missile in t the air"."

 

Really? So Eagles only relied on TEWS and ECM jammer up to mid 80's? O_o Anyone?

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One book, and 3 wiki-sites source: they weren't added until the MSIP 1983, Post ALE-135C, Bascially F-15C/D

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Original F-15As (not sure when this stopped) were delivered without ALQ-135 system... development issues.

I have the books that would document what systems were added when... just have to dig up the facts.

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