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F15B/D EAGLE USAF iAF ISRAELI 1:48 DUAL KIT
G.W.H.'s all-new 1/48 scale F-15B/D (2 in 1) Israeli Air Force & U.S. Air Force comprises 250 parts in medium grey plastic, four parts in clear plastic, one photo-etched fret and markings for four aircraft. Kit # LR4815
The McDonnell Douglas (now Boeing) F-15 Eagle is a twin-engine, all-weather tactical fighter designed by McDonnell Douglas to gain and maintain air superiority in aerial combat. It is considered among the most successful modern fighters, with over 100 aerial combat victories with no losses in dogfights.
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.
Since the 1970s, the Eagle has been exported to Israel, Japan, Saudi Arabia, and 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, and entered service in 1989. The F-15 Eagle is expected to be in service with the U.S. Air Force past 2025.
F-15 versions are still being produced for foreign users, with the F-15 production line set to end in 2019, 47 years after the type's first flight.
The F-15B and D variants were built as two-seater trainers.
G.W.H.'s all-new 1/48 scale F-15B/D (2 in 1) Israeli Air Force & U.S. Air Force comprises 250 parts in medium grey plastic, four parts in clear plastic, one photo-etched fret and markings for four aircraft.
Kit # LR4815