F-15J Jets 戦闘機-15J イーグル [Heisei]

F-15J Jets [Heisei Series]
F-15J Jets

Length : 19.4 meters
Height : 5.6 meters
Wingspan : 13 meters
Mass : 13 tons

Powers / Weapons

Flight at mach 2.5; missiles; 20mm Vulcan Gun


Godzilla vs. Biollante (1989); Godzilla vs. King Ghidorah; Godzilla vs. Mothra

Series // SHOWA

Sound Effect


Built in 1972, the United States' F-15 Eagle was, at the time, the most powerful fighter in the world. It would not be long before several allies of the United States would buy the craft and add it to their own air forces. Among them was Japan, which bought several and then began to produce more under license in 1981. Once brought into production they designated it as the F-15J.

While superb against human opponents, the F-15Js ran into difficulty against the kaiju threats during the 1990's.Their first combat action would take place in 1990 when they sprayed iodine and other chemicals in the air in the hope that it would help activate the Thunder Control System (TCS) that they had waiting near Wakasa Bay for the ANEB (anti-nuclear energy bacteria) infected Godzilla.

Several years later, the F-15 would finally see combat action against the kaiju as a flight of six F-15J took off from the Chitose air base to confront King Ghidorah as it devastated Japan's cities from the sky. Despite impressive bravery and skill on the part of the pilots, the 20th century fighters proved no match for the genetically engineered three-headed demon who swept them out of the sky with ease.

In their next combat mission against the kaiju, the crafts were called into action to halt the advance of the monster Battra. Having recently awoken, the creature, in its larval stage, was quickly approaching the Japan mainland by sea. The jets intercepted the ancient monster, lacing it with missile fire. However, the attacks appeared to have no effect, as Battra paid little attention to the firepower. Ultimately the jets failed in their mission, as the beast reached the mainland and quickly burrowed out of sight.

Powers / Weapons
Flight at Mach 2.5

Flight at Mach 2.5

The F-15J Jets could fly at a speed of mach 2.5 through the air.

This flight speed was equivalent to that of the imago version of Battra, although the jets only encountered the larval form. It was, however, slower than the flight speed of King Ghidorah.



Ten hard points were located on the F-15J Jets. These could be used to outfit the craft with a variety of missiles. For the F-15J Jets that were used against the various monsters that attacked Japan, this included both AIM-9 Sidewinder and AIM-7 Sparrow air-to-air missiles.

This attack was used against both King Ghidorah and Battra's larval form. The missiles did little to deter King Ghidorah, besides attracting the three-headed monster's attention, and had no visible effect on Battra.

20mm Vulcan Gun

20mm Vulcan Gun

A 20mm Vulcan Gun was equipped to the F-15J Jets. This machine gun allowed the crafts to fire bullets in rapid succession.

This weapon went unused in the battles against King Ghidorah and Battra, as the jets favored the higher firepower available from their missiles.

Background and Trivia
  • In the Great Godzilla Encyclopedia: New Mothra Edition (ISBN: 1062538331505), stats for various military craft is included. For the case of the F-15J Jets, it lists the following:
    - Length : 19.43 meters
    - Height : 5.6 meters
    - Wingspan : 13.05 meters
    - Mass : 12.97 tons
  • Armament for the craft is noted as a "20mm Vulcan Gun" (バルカン砲 - 20mm Barukan Ho), "AIM-7 Sparrow Missiles" (AIM-7スパロー・ミサイル - AIM-7 Suparo Misairu) and "AIM-9L Sidewinder Missiles" (AIM-9Lサイドドワイン・ミサイル - AIM-9L Saidodowain Misairu) in the Great Godzilla Encyclopedia: New Mothra Edition (ISBN: 1062538331505).