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Japanese Air Self-Defense Force Boeing F-15J Eagle Multi-Role Fighter - 72-8963, "2003 TAC Meet White Dragon", 2003

Hobby Master Japanese Air Self-Defense Force Boeing F-15J Eagle Multi-Role Fighter - 72-8963, "2003 TAC Meet White Dragon", 2003




 
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Hobby Master HA4521 Japanese Air Self-Defense Force Boeing F-15J Eagle Multi-Role Fighter - 72-8963, "2003 TAC Meet White Dragon", 2003 (1:72 Scale) "Obsolete weapons do not deter."
- British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher

The McDonnell Douglas (now Boeing) F-15E Strike Eagle is an all-weather multirole fighter, derived from the McDonnell Douglas F-15 Eagle. The F-15E was designed in the 1980s for long-range, high speed interdiction without relying on escort or electronic warfare aircraft. United States Air Force (USAF) F-15E Strike Eagles can be distinguished from other U.S. Eagle variants by darker camouflage and conformal fuel tanks mounted along the engine intakes.

The Strike Eagle has been deployed in Operation Desert Storm, Operation Allied Force, Operation Enduring Freedom, and Operation Odyssey Dawn carrying out deep strikes against high-value targets, combat air patrols, and providing close air support for coalition troops. It has also seen action in later conflicts and has been exported to several countries.

The F-15E will be upgraded with the Raytheon APG-82 Active Electronically Scanned Array (AESA) radar after 2007, and the first test radar was delivered to Boeing in 2010. It combines the processor of the APG-79 used on the F/A-18E/F Super Hornet with the antenna of the APG-63(V)3 AESA being fitted on the F-15C. The new radar upgrade is to be part of the F-15E Radar Modernization Program. The new radar was named APG-63(V)4 until it received the APG-82 designation in 2009. The RMP also includes a wideband radome (to allow the AESA to operate on more radar frequencies), and improvements to the environment control and electronic warfare systems.

While some of the F-15C/Ds have been replaced by the F-22 Raptor, there is no slated replacement for the F-15E in its primary "deep strike" mission profile. The Strike Eagle is a more recent variant of the F-15, and has a sturdier airframe rated for twice the lifetime of earlier variants. The F-15Es are expected to remain in service past 2025. The USAF has pursued the Next-Generation Bomber, a medium bomber concept which could take over the Strike Eagle's "deep strike" profile. The F-35A Lightning II is projected to eventually replace many other attack aircraft such as the F-16 Fighting Falcon and A-10 Thunderbolt II, and may also take over much of the F-15E's role; however, the F-15E has better combat range under payload.

Pictured here is a stunning 1:72 scale diecast replica of a Japanese Air Self-Defense Force Boeing F-15J Eagle Multi-Role Fighter that participated in the 2003 TAC Meet White Dragon. Pre-order! Ship Date: August 2020.

Dimensions:
Wingspan: 7-inches
Length: 10-1/2-inches

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Features
  • Diecast construction
  • Opening canopy
  • Accurate markings and insignia
  • Landing gear can be configured for an in flight or landed position
  • Air intake ramp in the horizontal position
  • Comes with seated pilot figure
  • Comes with display stand

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