The Mitsubishi F-15J Eagle is a Japanese fighter jet built and licensed by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, based on the McDonnell Douglas F-15C Eagle. The Mitsubishi F-15J was first featured in the 1989 Godzilla film, Godzilla vs. Biollante.
Although Godzilla had successfully been injected with the Anti Nuclear Energy Bacteria, he seemed unaffected and began to menace a nuclear power plant at Wakasa Bay. The M6000 T.C. System and several MBT-MB92 Maser Cannons had also been placed there, and the JSDF enacted their plan to increase Godzilla's body temperature so the ANEB could take effect. The F-15Js were deployed to repel him alongside a fleet of AH-1 Cobras, but Godzilla ignored the military assault in his unceasing march towards the power plant. Suddenly, Biollante returned from space in a new form, obliterating most of the JSDF's ground forces and forcing the jets and helicopters to retreat.
Shortly after the Futurians unleashed King Ghidorah on Japan, the J.A.S.D.F. sent in multiple F-15Js in an attempt to shoot down the three-headed terror in the skies over Hokkaido. Maneuvering behind the kaiju, two of the jets opened fire on Ghidorah with air-to-air missiles to no effect. The pair passed Ghidorah, with the monster dispatching one of the jets using his Gravity Beams and colliding with the other. More F-15s fired more missiles at the heads of Ghidorah, again to no avail. In retaliation Ghidorah destroyed two more of them with his Gravity Beams. Seeing that they were no match for Ghidorah, the remaining fighters retreated as he continued firing.
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After Gamera destroyed the Flower Pod in Sapporo, he was attacked by a swarm of Soldier Legion, dislodging them by taking flight and submerging underwater. Meanwhile, the newly awakened Sub-Adult Mother Legion flew out of the remains of the pod. The JSDF sent two F-15Js to pursue her over the Tsugaru Strait. Their air-to-air missiles shot her down, but the JSDF was unable to find her body, only a single wing, and the monster would soon return.
After Iris began making his way to Kyoto in search of his adoptive mother Ayana Hirasaka, a fleet of F-15Js were sent to try and shoot him down before he could reach the city. Although unaffected by their weaponry, Iris retaliated against the jets and began attacking them, nearly killing the pilots. Suddenly, Gamera arrived, and protected the aircraft by distracting Iris, allowing the F-15Js to fly away to safety. Despite this, as a result of Gamera's battle through Shibuya several days earlier, a set of MIM-104 Patriot surface-to-air missile launchers operated by the JSDF were then ordered to shoot down Gamera and began firing on him with their missiles. After several successful missile hits, Gamera lost altitude and was forced to land, while Iris managed to escape.
As the Dimension Tide drifted above Earth, the J.A.S.D.F. flew the F-15Js in tandem with the GX-813 Griffon over the Pacific Ocean. Attempting to lure Godzilla towards the small island of Kiganjima, so that the Dimension Tide could defeat the monster for good, the F-15Js fired upon the ocean, forcing the angered beast to surface. The Griffon fired its Photon missiles at Godzilla, and the jets fired their infrared and RADAR missiles in tandem. Unfortunately, the jets were shot down by Godzilla's atomic breath, but the Griffon flew on and continued to drive Godzilla further through the blue waters.
An unidentified flying object was detected over the island of Iwo Jima. Believed originally to be a cruise missile, two F-15Js were sent from Hyakuri Air Base to intercept and identify it. With it flying at Mach 2 within cloud cover, both aircraft were unable to visually identify it. One of the aircraft, code named “Blue 1”, attempted to communicate with it, demanding it change course. Hearing no response, they decided to fire a warning shot. After doing so to no effect, one of the pilots began to hear singing. Then the object broke out of the clouds and caused one of the pilots to briefly lose control. They decided to fire an AIM-7 air-to-air missile in order to shoot down the target, but it evaded the missile, releasing a yellow pollen at the same time that caused the weapon to detonate harmlessly. After it disappeared off radar, satellite imagery identified the target as an imago Mothra.
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- Flight of Mach 2.5.
- Service ceiling of 20,000 meters (66,000 feet).
- Equipped with an internal 20mm M61 Vulcan Gatling gun.
- Has ten hard points for an assortment of missiles, bombs, and extra fuel tanks. Possible armaments include the Mitsubishi AAM-3, AAM-4, and AAM-5 air-to-air missiles; the AIM-9 Sidewinder and AIM-7 Sparrow air-to-air missiles; the Mark 82 bomb; and the CBU-87 cluster bomb.
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