McDonnell Douglas F-15E Strike Eagle 98-0133, RAF Lakenheath, Afghanistan, 2007

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McDonnell Douglas F-15E Strike Eagle 98-0133, RAF Lakenheath, Afghanistan, 2007
Hobby Master 1/72 Air Power Series

  • 1/72 scale pre-finished.
  • Die-cast metal with a minimum of plastic.
  • Professionally painted.
  • All markings are pad applied for superb results.
  • Crew figure.
  • Comes with display stand.
  • Landing gear can be displayed up or down.
  • Extremely sought after by collectors.

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.

McDonnell Douglas F-15E Strike Eagle was ordered in 1998  and manufactured as C/N 1363/E224 and delivered to the 492nd FS “Madhatters” stationed at RAF Lakenheath as part of the 48th FW whose aircraft wear a tail code of LN. The 48th FW is known as the Statue of Liberty Wing and is the only one with both a number and a name. The 48th FW received their first of 10 F-15E in 2003. 492d Expeditionary Fighter Squadron deployed to Afghanistan as part of Operation Enduring Freedom.

Specifications for the McDonnell Douglas (Boeing) F-15 Eagle

Role
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

Dimensions
Length - C/D/E  63 ft 9 in  (19.43 m)
Wingspan
C/D – 42 ft 10 in  (13.06 m)
E – 42 ft 9.75 in  (13.05 m)
Height
C/D – 18 ft 8 in  (5.69 m)
E – 63 ft 9 in  (5.63 m)

Weights
Empty
C/D - 28,600 lb (12793 kg)
E – 31,700 lb  (14,379 kg)
Maximum Take-off
C/D – 68,000 lb  (30,844 kg)
E – 81,000 lb  (36,741 kg)

Engines
C/D – 2 X P&W F100-PW turbofans with afterburners, each engine rated @ 25,000 thrust  
(11,250 kg)
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

Range
C/D
Ferry - 3,450 miles  (3,000 nm) with CFTs + 3 X external fuel tanks
E
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)

Speeds
C/D – 1,875 mph  (Mach 2.5 +)
E
Maximum Level Flight Clean @ High Altitude – 1,650 mph  (2,655 km/h)
Cruise @ Optimum Altitude – 570 mph  (917 km/h)
Ceiling
C/D – 65,000 ft  (19,697 m)
E – 60,000 ft  (18,290 m)

Armament
C
1 X M-61A1 20mm multi-barrel internal gun, 940 rounds of ammunition
4 X AIM-9L/M Sidewinders
And
4 X AIM-7F/M Sparrow missiles
Or
Missile Combination - AIM-9L/M, AIM-7-F/M and AIM-120
E
1 X M-61A1 20mm multi-barrel internal gun, 512 rounds of ammunition
4 X AIM-9L/M Sidewinder on the under-wing stations
And
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)