1/72 scale pre-finished.
Die-cast metal with a minimum of plastic.
All markings are pad applied for superb results.
Comes with display stand.
Landing gear can be displayed up or down.
Extremely sought after by collectors.
In 1967 the U.S. became aware of the Soviet MiG-25 Foxbat. This made it necessary to develop
a new aircraft to counter the MiG-25. The USAF rejected the USN F-14 Tomcat and issued its
own requirements. The solution came in the form of the McDonnell-Douglas (now Boeing) F-15
Eagle. The F-15A made its inaugural flight in July 1972 and in January 1976 the first Eagle
entered service. The "E" entered service in 1989. The F-15 was the first dedicated USAF air
superiority fighter since the F-86 Sabre.
During WW II the 48th Fighter Wing’s primary aircraft was the P-47 Thunderbolt so as the 75th
Anniversary of the D-Day landing was approaching it was only fitting that the 492nd FS/48th FW
at RAF Lakenheath England paint one of their aircraft. The 492nd FS/ 48th FW assisted D-Day
by bombing bridges, railways and cutting off German supply lines. F-15E 97-0291 received
markings representing the black and white stripes worn by Allied aircraft to distinguish them from
German aircraft. 97-0219 wears 1 kill mark for downing an Iranian built drone.
Specifications for the McDonnell Douglas (Boeing) F-15 Eagle
C – Single-seat, all-weather, air-superiority fighter - 483 built
D – Dual-seat variant of the C – 92 built
E – Dual-seat, all-weather, multi-role strike fighter - 237 built
Length - C/D/E 63 ft 9 in (19.43 m)
C/D – 42 ft 10 in (13.06 m)
E – 42 ft 9.75 in (13.05 m)
C/D – 18 ft 8 in (5.69 m)
E – 63 ft 9 in (5.63 m)
C/D - 28,600 lb (12793 kg)
E – 31,700 lb (14,379 kg)
C/D – 68,000 lb (30,844 kg)
E – 81,000 lb (36,741 kg)
C/D – 2 X P&W F100-PW turbofans with afterburners, each engine rated @ 25,000 thrust
E/F – Prior to August 1991 - 2 X P&W F100-P-220 turbofans, each rated @ 14,670 ls st (65.26
kN) dry and 23,830 lb st (106.0 kN) with afterburners
After August 1991 – 2 X P&W F100-PW-229 turbofans, each rated @ 17,800 lb st (79.18 kN) dry
and 29,100 lb st (129.45 kN) with afterburners
Ferry - 3,450 miles (3,000 nm) with CFTs + 3 X external fuel tanks
Ferry – 3,570 miles (3,100 nm) with CFTs + drop tanks
With Drop Tanks only – 2,765 miles (2,400 nm)
Normal Combat Radius – 790 miles (685 nm)
Maximum Combat Radius – 1,150 miles (1,000 nm)
C/D – 1,875 mph (Mach 2.5 +)
Maximum Level Flight Clean @ High Altitude – 1,650 mph (2,655 km/h)
Cruise @ Optimum Altitude – 570 mph (917 km/h)
C/D – 65,000 ft (19,697 m)
E – 60,000 ft (18,290 m)
1 X M-61A1 20mm multi-barrel internal gun, 940 rounds of ammunition
4 X AIM-9L/M Sidewinders
4 X AIM-7F/M Sparrow missiles
Missile Combination - AIM-9L/M, AIM-7-F/M and AIM-120
1 X M-61A1 20mm multi-barrel internal gun, 512 rounds of ammunition
4 X AIM-9L/M Sidewinder on the under-wing stations
4 X AIM-7F/M Sparrow missiles conformal fuel tank
Maximum 8 X AIM-120 AMRAAM missiles
12 X CBU-52 (6 with wing tanks)
12 X CBU-59 (6 with wing tanks)
12 X CBU-71 (6 with wing tanks)
12 X CBU-87 (6 with wing tanks)
12 X CBU-89 (6 with wing tanks)
20 X MK-20 (6 with wing tanks)