|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)
|Hobby Master 1/72 Air Power Series
F-15E "75th D-Day Anniversary scheme"
91-0603, 494th FS, RAF Lakenheath, June 2019
|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.
2019 was the 75th Anniversary of D-Day so the 3 squadrons of the 48th FW stationed at RAF
Lakenheath each painted one F-15 depicting the markings of their earlier P-47s. The 492nd
aircraft had its vertical stabilizer rudders and Vulcan cannon opening painted red while the 493rd
was blue and the 494th “Black Panthers” F-15E 91-0603/LN was yellow. All 3 aircraft had D-Day
invasion stripes on the wings and around the fuselage as well as a red checker board around the
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.
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