1:72 Scale Metal Diecast – Boeing / McDonnell Douglass F-15E Strike Eagle – Length: 11" Wingspan: 7.25”
This F-15 model is the twin seat version, the cockpit is permanently closed and there are no pilot/crew figures. The landing gear is optional, one can attach the landing gear or cover the wheel wells. There is a basic plastic stand included
This model has some weapons/accessories already attached to the wings and fuselage. It has two pairs of short range AA missiles and two pairs of bombs. Also there is a pair of pods attached to the fuselage.
The maker of the model, DeAgostini, really did a good job with the model, the panel lines and details are very crisp and one can see the little dots that represent the rivets holding down the panels.
The packaging is quite basic, the model comes packed between two transparent plastic clam shells and these are attach to a cardboard background. The clam shells are quite strong and keep the model safe for shipping.
This is really a "no-play" model or a "display-only" model. It is mostly metal and very heavy. It also has a number of antennas which look great but are very fragile. If you have small kids that like to play with your models, save yourself some frustration (and money) and wait till later to get a model like this one. The box is labeled as not suitable for children under 14.
The package measures 11" x 11" x 4"
The McDonnell Douglas (now Boeing) F-15E Strike Eagle is an American all-weather multirolestrike fighter, derived from the McDonnell Douglas F-15 Eagle. The F-15E was designed in the 1980s for long-range, high speed interdiction without relying on escort or electronic-warfare aircraft.United States Air Force (USAF) F-15E Strike Eagles can be distinguished from other U.S. Eagle variants by darker aircraft camouflage and conformal fuel tanks mounted along the engine intake ramps.
The Strike Eagle has been deployed for military operations in Iraq, Afghanistan, and Libya, among others. During these operations the F-15E has carried out deep strikes against high-value targets,combat air patrols, and provided close air support for coalition troops. It has also been exported to several countries.