McDonnell Douglas F-15A Eagle USAF 318th FIS, William Tell Competition 1984, Hobby Master,1/72, HA4517
Hobby master: 1/72 HA4517
McDonnell Douglas F-15A Eagle,
USAF 318th FIS, #76-0008, William Tell Competition 1984
The McDonnell Douglas F-15A Eagle 76-0008 186/A160 was the flagship of the 318th FIS Green Dragons at the William Tell competition in 1984. William Tell pits teams from various USAF units against each other to see who can score the most points in live firing exercises against towed banner targets and aircraft that have been converted to UAVs. On 10 June 1983, the 318th, which was based at McChord Base, became the second squadron to receive the F-15s. The 318th flew the F-15 from 1983 to 1989, when it was disbanded.
Boeing F-15E Strike Eagle
Designed to meet US Air Force requirements for an air superiority fighter to replace the F-4 Phantom, the F-15 Eagle first flew on July 27, 1972. The Air Force needed a fighter that could engage long range targets, a skill the F-4 did not possess. The F-15 has a pulse-Doppler radar system, which can track small high-speed targets up to 120 nautical miles away and can lock its missile onto targets up to 50 nautical miles away. With more than 100 aerial combat victories, the F-15 is said to be one of the most successful modern fighters. It is expected to remain in service until 2025.
Molded metal construction with plastic components.
Realistic panel lines, antennas, access panels and surface details.
Inscriptions and posters printed with a stamp that do not fade or fall off like decals.
opening of awnings, revealing detailed within the cockpit.