About the McDonnell Douglas F-15C Eagle

The McDonnell Douglas F-15 Eagle is regarded as one of the most formidable jet fighters in the world today. Ever since its maiden flight in July 1972, this record breaking flying machine has been a yardstick for jet fighter design. Powered by two Pratt & Whitney F100-PW-100 turbofan engines, it is capable of speeds in the Mach 2.5 range.

The F-15 Eagle can carry a heavy and devastating complement of weaponry such as its internal 20mm M-61A-1 rotary cannon, plus four AIM-9L Sidewinder missiles, and four AIM-7F Sparrow anti-aircraft missiles. The early production F-15 was designated the F-15A, while the two-seat version was called the B model.

In 1979, an improved and upgraded F-15 was introduced. One notable change was a 15% increase in internal fuel capacity, while even more fuel was made possible by utilizing conformal tanks that snuggle beneath the wing ad against the jet inlet ramps. In order to accept this extra fuel weight, the landing gear had to be reinforced. These modified F-15s are called the C-type for the single-seater and F-15D for the two seat version. The F-15C owes its superb performance to many technological and electronic wonders, and shall certainly continue to play its role as an air superiority fighter for many years to come.

Paints recommended for this kit:

  • X-1 - Black

  • X-10 - 10ml Gun Metal

  • X-11 - 10ml Chrome Silver

  • X-13 - 10ml Metallic Blue

  • X-18 - 10ml Semi Gloss Black

  • X-2 - 10ml White

  • X-4 - 10ml Blue

  • X-7 - 10ml Red

  • XF-1 - Flat Black

  • XF-19 - 10ml Sky Grey

  • XF-2 - 10ml Flat White

  • XF-49 - 10ml Khaki

  • XF-56 - 10ml Metallic Grey

  • XF-57 - 10ml Buff

  • XF-61 - 10ml Dark Green

  • XF-62 - 10ml Olive Drab

  • XF-66 - 10ml Light Grey


SKU T61104
Brand Tamiya
Shipping Weight 0.2600kg
Scale 1/48
Material Plastic
Nationality German

Be The First To Review This Product!

Help other Frontline Hobbies users shop smarter by writing reviews for products you have purchased.

Write a product review

We Also Recommend

Others Also Bought

More From This Category