HOBBY MASTER 1/72 USAF UNITED STATES AIR FORCE MCDONNELL DOUGLAS F-15 EAGLE 84-0027 (HA4561)

$185.00 (Ex Tax: $168.18)

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Description

Up for sale is a brand new 1/72  USAF UNITED STATES AIR FORCE MCDONNELL DOUGLAS F-15 EAGLE 84-0027 (HA4561) by Hobby Master.

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. The 53rd FS began as the 53rd Pursuit Squadron. In 1952 the squadron began operating from Bitburg and in 1977 received their first F-15A/B with newer F-15C/D replacements arriving in 1980. On December 20, 1990 24 aircraft from the 53rd TFS deployed to the Gulf War until July 1, 1991. On January 27, 1991 53rd TFS F-15C 84-0027 flown by Captain Benjamin Powel shot down an Iraqi Mirage and a MiG-23. The 53rd returned to Bitburg and on October 1, 1991 was re-designated 53rd FS. The 53rd FS was deactivated in 1999.

This model air-plane is made from die-cast metal and include extensive detailing. It is similar in quality to Century Wings, Calibre Wings, Corgi, Witty Wings and Aviation72.

Includes display stand.

Additional information

Weight1.2 kg
Dimensions30 × 30 × 12 cm
Length

27cm

Wingspan

18cm

Aircraft Family

MCDONNELL DOUGLAS F-15 EAGLE

Registration

84-0027

Brand

HOBBY MASTER

Model Manufacturer

HOBBY MASTER

Vehicle Manufacturer

MCDONNELL DOUGLAS