Airman 1st Class Johnathan Jenkins, 4th Component Maintenance Squadron aerospace propulsion apprentice, performs an augmented inspection on an F-15E Strike Eagle at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, North Carolina, Oct. 28, 2020. Jenkins entered the engine to inspect the flame holder and spray rings for cracks. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kimberly Barrera)
The F-15E Strike Eagle is a multi-role fighter originally designed in the 1980s for long-range, high-speed interdiction without the need for escort or support aircraft.
The Strike Eagle has been deployed for operations in Iraq, Afghanistan, Syria, and Libya, and many others. During these operations, the strike fighter is used to carry out strikes against high-value targets and combat air patrols, and provided close air support for coalition troops.
Cleaning and maintaining F-15 engines is a monumental task. Check out this video on how it’s done.