1:72 Scale Plastic - Boeing / McDonnell Douglass F-15C Eagle Israel IDF – Length: 11" Wingspan: 7.25”
This model is a single seat. No pilot figure is included. The cockpit is glued shut. The landing gear is fixed in the extended position. A display stand is included.
This plastic model is fully assembled and painted. There is nothing needed to do, it is ready for display straight out of the box. The only minor assembly needed is the assembly of the plastic display stand.
The detail and scale of the model is comparable to other more expensive diecast metal models. The panel lines and cockpit are crisp. The paint scheme and markings are very accurately done. The markings are not decals that would crack or peel off. The marking seem to be printed onto the surfaces. Moreover the paint scheme is done in a "weathered" style where one can see different shades of darker color along particular panel lines and edges to represent oil stains and/or normal wear
This is really a "no-play" model or a "display-only" model. 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 box measures 11 inches by 9 inches by 3 inches.
The McDonnell Douglas F-15 Eagle is an American twin-engine, all-weather tactical fighter aircraftdesigned by McDonnell Douglas (now Boeing) to gain and maintain air supremacy in aerial combat. It is among the most successful modern fighters, with over 100 victories and no losses in aerial combat, with the majority of the kills scored by the Israeli Air Force. 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 Eagle has been exported to Israel, Japan, and Saudi Arabia, among other nations. The F-15 was originally envisioned as a pure air superiority aircraft. Its design included a secondary ground-attack capability that was largely unused. The design proved flexible enough that an all-weather strike derivative, the F-15E Strike Eagle, was later developed, entering service in 1989. The F-15 Eagle is expected to be in service with the U.S. Air Force past 2025. Newer models are still being produced for foreign users. The F-15 production line is set to end in 2019, 47 years after the type's first flight.