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F-15A Streak Eagle
F-15A, tail number 72-0119, sits on the runway at Grand Forks Air Force Base, North Dakota in March 1975. A specialized hold back explosive bolt attached to a steel cable replaced the tailhook for the record attempts. With engines at full power, the pilot released the aircraft and reached rotation speed in approximately 3 seconds.

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