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Hobby Master 1:72 Air Power Series HA4560
Mitsubishi F-15DJ Eagle Diecast Model
USAF 48thFW, 493rd FS Grim Reapers, #84-0027, RAF Lakenheath, England, 2014

1:72 Scale   Length   Width
Mitsubishi F-15DJ Eagle   10.75"   7.25"

The 493rd Fighter Squadron "Grim Reapers" 48th FW relocated to RAF Lakenheath, England in January 1960 equipped with the F-100 Super Sabre. Their mission was to provide Air-To-Air offense and defense missions in support of USAF and NATO operations. In 1972 the 493rd re-equipped with the F-4 Phantom II until 1977 when they traded the F-4 for the F-111. In 1994 the new F-15C Eagle arrived with 24 aircraft assigned to the 493rd FS. F-15C 84-0027 wears two stars denoting the IQAF Mirage and MiG-23 it shot down in 1991 Operation Desert Storm.

Mitsubishi F-15DJ Eagle

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.

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Hobby Master's 1:72 scale F-15 is produced with a high metal content using state-of-the-art manufacturing techniques. The model features near seamless construction as seen on all Hobby Master products, and this is particularly evident with the tight-fitting conformal fuel tanks present on the F-15E variant. Separate open and closed canopy and speed brakes are included, yielding uncompromising detail that functional hinges would lack at this scale. Other fine features include a detailed cockpit interior, a variety of ordnance and drop tanks appropriate to the paint-scheme and landing gear that constructed as completed subassemblies for easy installation.

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Hobby Master 1:72 Air Power Series

The Hobby Master "1:72 Air Power Series" range presents detailed, ready-made diecast models of military aircraft.

Hobby Master "1:72 Air Power Series" diecast airplanes feature:

  • Diecast metal construction with some plastic components.
  • Realistic panel lines, antennas, access panels and surface details.
  • Pad printed markings and placards that won't fade or peel like decals.
  • Opening canopies, revealing detailed cockpit interiors.
  • Interchangeable extended/retracted landing gear.
  • Presentation stand to display the aircraft "in flight".
  • Authentic detachable ordnance loads complete with placards.
  • Accurately detailed underside with concealed screwheads.

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