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The 48th Fighter Wing; RAF Lakenheath, July 23, 2002

The United Kingdom in 2002, part 7; Text and Photograph's by Alex van Noye

The 48th Fighter Squadron of the United States Air Force Europe is stationed RAF Lakenheath in England. This unit consists of three squadrons, namely; the 492th Fighter Squadron which is equip- ped with the F-15E Strike Eagle, the 493rd Fighter Squadron which is equipped with the F-15C/D Eagle and the 494th Fighter Squadron which is equipped with the F-15E Strike Eagle. The unit was stationed in Europe during the Cold War and will remain active at this airbase. The F-15E Strike Eagle is the attack variant of the F-15 Eagle. The Eagle is currently the main air superiority fighter of the United States Air Force in the world and is used regularly in many theaters of operation.






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