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USAF Boeing F-15EX Eagle II Multi-Role Fighter - 20-0002, 53rd Wing, Eglin Air Force Base, Florida, 2022 [Low-Vis Scheme] (1:72 Scale)
USAF Boeing F-15EX Eagle II Multi-Role Fighter - 20-0002, 53rd Wing, Eglin Air Force Base, Florida, 2002 [Low-Vis Scheme]

Hobby Master USAF Boeing F-15EX Eagle II Multi-Role Fighter - 20-0002, 53rd Wing, Eglin Air Force Base, Florida, 2022 [Low-Vis Scheme]




 
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Hobby Master HA4566 USAF Boeing F-15EX Eagle II Multi-Role Fighter - 20-0002, 53rd Wing, Eglin Air Force Base, Florida, 2022 [Low-Vis Scheme] (1:72 Scale) "Defense by Offense"
- Motto of the 53rd Wing

The McDonnell Douglas F-15 Eagle is an American twin-engined, all-weather tactical fighter aircraft designed by McDonnell Douglas (now Boeing) to gain and maintain air supremacy in all aspects of aerial combat. Following reviews of proposals, the United States Air Force selected McDonnell Douglas's design in 1967 to meet the service's need for a dedicated air-superiority fighter. The Eagle first flew in July 1972, and entered service in 1976. It is among the most successful modern fighters, with over 100 victories and no losses in aerial combat, with the majority of the kills by the Israeli Air Force.

Dubbed the F-15EX, the new variant of the venerable jet offers more modern flight controls, cockpit displays, and radar. It would also pack more firepower, including two dozen air-to-air missiles.

As far as the F-15EX's specifications, sources describe the aircraft as a single seat variant of the latest F-15 advanced Strike Eagle derivative - the F-15QA destined for Qatar - but it will also integrate many of the features and upgrades that the USAF intends (or intended as it may be) to include on its nearly four-decade-old F-15C/D fleet.

It includes a flat-panel glass cockpit, JHMCS II helmet mounted display (HMD), revised internal wing structure, fly-by-wire controls, [and] APG-82 AESA radar, as well as the Eagle Passive Active Warning Survivability System (EPAWSS) electronic warfare and electronic surveillance suite, among other features.

The plane will pack a ton of firepower. Among its configurations will be twenty-two air-to-air missiles, eight air-to-air missiles and twenty-eight Small Diameter Bombs (SDBs), or seven larger two-thousand-pound bombs with the same eight air-to-air missiles. That compares to just eight air-to-air missiles for the F-15C/D Eagle.

Pictured here is a stunning 1:72 scale diecast replica of a USAF Boeing F-15EX Eagle II multi-role fighter that was attached to the 53rd Wing, then deployed to Eglin AFB, Florida, during 2022. Sold Out!

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

Release Date: July 2023

Historical Account: "Test, One, Two..." - The 53rd Wing is a wing of the United States Air Force based at Eglin Air Force Base, Florida. The wing reports to the United States Air Force Warfare Center at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada, which in turn reports to Headquarters Air Combat Command.

The 53d Wing serves as the focal point for the combat air forces in electronic warfare, armament and avionics, chemical defense, reconnaissance, and aircrew training devices. The wing is also responsible for operational testing and evaluation (OT&E) of new equipment and systems proposed for use by these air forces. Current wing initiatives include advanced self-protection systems for combat aircraft, aircrew life support systems, aerial reconnaissance improvements, new armament and weapons delivery systems, and improved maintenance equipment and logistics support. The 53d Wing, which consists of four groups, numbers almost 2,000 military and civilians at 17 locations throughout the United States.

The USAF Tactical Air Warfare Center was activated in 1963 to improve use of USAF tactical aviation in support of ground forces by operationally testing weapon systems and tactics for the joint U.S. Strike Command. It employed a cross-section of tactical aircraft from Tactical Air Command (TAC) bases across the country. During the Vietnam War it tested tactical weapons systems and tactics for use in Southeast Asia. After the war it continued operational testing of new tactical aviation weapon systems. In 1977 the center began an annual series of Air Force-wide exercises to improve command, control, communications, and intelligence (C3I) techniques. Around the same time it embarked on the electronic warfare evaluation program, and continued OT&E of aviation weapon systems for TAC and later Air Combat Command, the Department of Defense, and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. From 1983 to present, responsible for the operational testing and evaluation (OT&E) of all Air Force aircraft/weapons systems, and providing range control for live-firing missile programs on the Gulf range and aerial targets, using full scale and subs cale drones. In September 1995, the 53d Tactical Fighter Group and USAF Air Warfare Center were consolidated and the consolidated unit was re-designated as the 53d Wing the following month.

In 2021 on the activation of the 350th Spectrum Warfare Wing, the 53rd Electronic Warfare Group was inactivated, broken up, and its units transferred to the new wing.

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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