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|Subcategory||:||1:72 Hobby Master|
|Scale||:||1 : 72|
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This product was added to our database on Friday 11 March 2016.
Category Aircraft Models, Subcategory 1:72 Hobby Master, Scale 1 : 72, ISBN/Box HA4512, Publisher/Brand Hobbymaster
1/72 scale pre-finished.
Die-cast metal with a minimum of plastic.
All markings are pad applied for superb results.
Comes with display stand.
Landing gear can be displayed up or down.
Extremely sought after by collectors.
During the 1960's and in Vietnam the U.S. military realized the F-4 Phantom II was barely able to
cope with the Soviet aircraft and began looking for a newer faster and air dominance aircraft. The
Air Force rejected the F-14 and a contract was awarded to McDonnell Douglas to produce the
required aircraft. With this came the birth of the TF-15A Eagle. The first TF-15A delivered to an
operational unit was 73-0108 for the 555th TFTS/58th TTW. Depending on the source there
were between 58 and 62 TF-15A/F-15B's built.
The F-15B was originally designated McDonnell Douglas TF-15A in the early 1970's. Aircraft 71-
0291 was the second two-seater variant produced. It made its first flight on October 18, 1973 and
was re-designated an F-15B on December 1, 1977. Over time the aircraft was used to develop
the FAST PACK (conformal fuel tanks) used on the F-15E and made world-wide sales tours. One
stop in 1976 was the Farnborough Air Show wearing a paint scheme to celebrate the 1976
American Bicentennial. 71-0291's career ended as a Battle Damage Repair trainer.
McDonnell Douglas TF-15A renamed F-15B specifications
Role Two-Seat Trainer
First Flight TF-15A July 1973
First Flight 71-0291 October 18, 1973
Production F-15B Formerly TF-15A 61 Built between 1972/1979
The F-15B is almost identical to the F-15A except for the longer canopy which allows for two
seats. A few internal items are removed to permit this extension
Length 63 ft 9 ins
Wingspan 42 ft 9.5 ins
Height 18 ft 5.5 ins
Power Plants - 2 X Pratt & Whitney F100-PW-100 (JTF22A-25A) axial-flow turbofans
Thrust 12,420 lbs dry / 14,670 lbs @ full military power / 23,830 lbs with after-burners.
Maximum Speed 1,650 mph, (Mach 2.5) @ 36,000 ft
At Sea Level 915 mph
Cruising Speed 570 mph
Initial Climb Rate 40,000 fpm
Service Ceiling 65,000 ft
Maximum Range Un-refueled 3,450 miles
Maximum Internal 1,790 US gallons
External 3 X 610 gallon drop tanks
Maximum Total 3,620 US gallons
Empty 27,000 lbs
Combat 40,000 lbs
Gross 41,500 lbs
Maximum Takeoff 66,000 lbs
1 X 20 mm General Electric M61A1 Vulcan cannon with 940 rounds
4 X AIM-7F/M Sparrow missiles
4 X AIM-120 AMRAAM missiles
4 X AIM-9 Sidewinder missiles
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