McDonnell Douglas F-15D 2 Seat Eagle – 12th TFS, 18th TFW (Shogun) USAF
2 in stock
2 in stock
F-15D 2 Seater Eagle of the 12th Tactical Fighter Squadron, 18th Tactical Fighter Wing, USAF, nicknamed “Shogun” at Kadena Air Base, Okinawa. These fantastic 1/72 scale diecast models sit perfectly with those from other manufacturers. They feature optional undercarriage and armament positions, plus a lifting canopy. Has to be seen to be appreciated, a really outstanding model and superb value for money.
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.