The F-15 Eagle, built by McDonnell Douglas, is a twin-engine, high-performance, all-weather air superiority fighter.
First flown on July 27, 1972, the Eagle began entering the USAF inventory on
November 14, 1974. It was the first U.S. fighter to have engine thrust greater
than the normal weight of the aircraft, allowing it to accelerate while in a vertical
climb. This, combined with low aircraft weight compared to wing area, made the
Eagle highly maneuverable. The Eagle has been produced in single-seat and
two-seat versions. During Operation Desert Storm F-15Cs conducted counter-air
operations over Iraq. They escorted strike aircraft over long distances and
scored 36 aerial victories during the conflict.
Fully assembled, Handcrafted Model Airplane with
Removable Desk Stand.
(Scale: 1/46, Length: 16", Wing Span: 11")
This aircraft model is hand autographed by General Chuck Yeager across the wing and includes a brass plaque stating the history of the plane and flight, and includes a Certificate of Authenticity.