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Fact Sheets

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As the U.S. Air Forces in Europe's only fourth and fifth-generation fighter wing, RAF Lakenheath brings unique air combat capabilities to the fight. Postured to provide all-weather, day or night air superiority and air-to-ground precision combat capability to the European theater. Fact sheet



F-35A Lightning II

The F-35A is the U.S. Air Force's latest fifth-generation fighter. It is an agile, versatile, high-performance 9g capable multirole fighter that combines stealth, sensor fusion and unprecedented situational awareness. Fact sheet

F-15E Strike Eagle

The aircraft uses two crew members, a pilot and a weapon systems officer. Previous models of the F-15 are assigned air-to-air roles; the "E" model is a dual-role fighter. It has the capability to fight its way to a target over long ranges, destroy enemy ground positions and fight its way out. Fact sheet

RAF Lakenheath Mission

The 48th Fighter Wing Mission:
Provide worldwide responsive combat airpower and support

The 48th Fighter Wing Vision:
America’s premier combat wing.