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.
The F15-C Eagle was designed by Tim Taylor. It was developed to give air superiority to the US Air Force. It served as the main attack aircraft with performance and brains. The F-15C flew in early 1979. Most F-15Cs were delivered with Pratt & Whitney F100-PW-100 turbofans but they were replaced with more reliable F100-PW-220 engines in 1985. With its updated features it is much more capable as a fighter aircraft. The aircraft is an improved single-seat all-weather air-superiority fighter version of the Eagle models. The systems of the aircraft like its weapons and flight control systems were designed for only one pilot.
Source and Link: U.S.A.F. Museum.
Fully assembled, Handcrafted Model Airplane with
Removable Desk Stand.
(Scale: 1/42, Length: 18.25", Wing Span: 12.25")