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Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Eagle







Here are some images of Revell's 1/32 scale McDonnell Douglas F - 15 C Eagle.
From Wikipedia"

The McDonnell Douglas (now Boeing) F-15 Eagle is a twin-engine, all-weather tactical fighter designed to gain and maintain air superiority in aerial combat. It is considered among the most successful modern fighters with over 100 aerial combat victories with no losses in dogfights. Following reviews of proposals, the United States Air Force selected McDonnell Douglas' design in 1967 to meet the service's need for a dedicated air superiority fighter. The Eagle first flew in July 1972, and entered service in 1976. The F-15 is expected to be in service with the U.S. Air Force until 2025.

Since the 1970s, the Eagle has also been exported to Israel, Japan, and Saudi Arabia. Despite originally being envisioned as a pure air superiority aircraft, the design proved flexible enough that an all-weather strike derivative, the F-15E Strike Eagle, was later developed, and entered service in 1989.

F-15C
Improved single-seat all-weather air-superiority fighter version, 483 built 1979-85. The last 43 F-15Cs are being upgraded with AN/APG-70 radar.

2 comments:

William said...

Nice model! And marked (if I'm not mistaken) for the 56th Fighter Wing at Luke Air Force Base, which happens to be about 20 miles from here.

I don't build a lot of modern jets, and I don't build a lot of 1/32nd scale models, but yes, I could see a 1/32nd scale F-15C on my bench. Eagles are pretty cool.

Is the Revell kit any good, or should I look for a Tamiya kit instead?

Warren Zoell said...

Thanks William - Correct you are.
This craft was based there in 1989.
From what I could see I think the Tamiya kit is more detailed though the Revell kit is a nice specimen as well especially when you take into account that it was first released in 1982.
I had to make my own seat belts though.