McDonnell Douglas F-15A Eagle – 318th FIS, USAF, William Tell Competition 1984, Damaged Box
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Hobby Master 1/72 scale HA4517: McDonnell Douglas F-15A Eagle #76-0008 318th FIS, USAF, William Tell Competition 1984
Length 10.75 inches Wingspan 7.25 inches
PLEASE NOTE: Box has a crush on the underside lower left corner. Otherwise mint
McDonnell Douglas F-15A Eagle 76-0008 186/A160 was the flagship for the 318th FIS Green Dragons during the 1984 William Tell competition. William Tell pits teams from various USAF units against each other to see who can score the most points in live-fire exercises against towed banner targets as well aircraft that have been converted into UAVs. On June 10, 1983 the 318th who were based at McChord AFB became the second squadron to receive the F-15. The 318th flew the F-15 from 1983 until 1989 when it was disbanded.
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.