Tamiya 1/48 McDonnell Douglas F15C Eagle Jet Fighter Kit – 61029

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Tamiya 1/48 McDonnell Douglas F15C Eagle Jet Fighter Kit – 61029

£22.95-12%

Product Code: 61029
EAN : 4950344992416
Stock Status : Out of Stock
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Description

Highly detailed 1/48th scale plastic kit for static display. Markings included for 3 different aircraft.
Approx. 120 parts in light grey and clear with fine recessed panel lines. Optional parts for intake ramp in subsonic and supersonic configurations. 4-piece ejection seat. 2-part windshield/canopy may be posed open or closed. Detailed nose gear with landing lights and door retraction strut. Cockpit detail includes rear electronics bay with sidewall detail, cockpit side consoles with decal, instrument panel with decal instrument details, and seated pilot figure. 1 centerline and 2 wing mounted external fuel tanks. 4 AIM-9L Sidewinder and 2 AIM-7F Sparrow missiles. Detailed Hughes APG-63 radar visible under removable nose cone. Pratt & Whitney F100-PW-100 turbofans; Mach 2.5 max speed; armed with 20mm rotary cannon, AIM-9L Sidewinder and AIM-7F Sparrow missiles.

Period of Service: 1972 – present; C model introduced in 1979.

The McDonnell Douglas F-15 Eagle is regarded as one of the most formidable jet fighters in the world today. Ever since its maiden flight in July 1972, this record breaking flying machine has been a yardstick for jet fighter design. Powered by two Pratt & Whitney F100-PW-100 turbofan engines, it is capable of speeds in the Mach 2.5 range.

The F-15 Eagle can carry a heavy and devastating complement of weaponry such as its internal 20mm M-61A-1 rotary cannon, plus four AIM-9L Sidewinder missiles, and four AIM-7F Sparrow anti-aircraft missiles. The early production F-15 was designated the F-15A, while the two-seat version was called the B model.

In 1979, an improved and upgraded F-15 was introduced. One notable change was a 15% increase in internal fuel capacity, while even more fuel was made possible by utilizing conformal tanks that snuggle beneath the wing ad against the jet inlet ramps. In order to accept this extra fuel weight, the landing gear had to be reinforced. These modified F-15’s are called the C-type for the single-seater and F-15D for the two seat version. The F-15C owes its superb performance to many technological and electronic wonders, and shall certainly continue to play its role as an air superiority fighter for many years to come

Requires glue and paint to complete