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F-15C Eagle Model, USAF, 53rd FS - Hobby Master HA4561

F-15C Eagle Model, USAF, 53rd FS - Hobby Master HA4561 - click to enlarge
F-15C Eagle Model, USAF, 53rd FS - Hobby Master HA4561 - click to enlarge

Item No. HM-HA4561
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Hobby Master 1:72 Air Power Series Die-cast Model

McDonnell Douglas F-15C Eagle 84-0027, 53rd FS, USAF, Bitburg Air Base, Germany, May 1992, "Operation Desert Storm"

1:72 Scale.  Length: 10.75".  Wingspan: 7.25"

Limited production of approximately 750 models worldwide

The USAF 53rd FS began as the 53rd Pursuit Squadron. In 1952 the squadron began operating from Bitburg, Germany and in 1977 received their first F-15A/B Eagle with newer F-15C/D Eagle replacements arriving in 1980. On December 20 1990 24 aircraft from the 53rd TFS deployed to the Gulf War until July 1, 1991. On January 27, 1991 53rd TFS F-15C 84-0027 flown by Captain Benjamin Powel shot down an Iraqi Mirage and a MiG-23. The 53rd returned to Bitburg and on October 1, 1991 was re-designated 53rd FS. The 53rd FS was deactivated in 1999.

In 1967 the United States became aware of the Soviet MiG-25 Foxbat. This made it necessary to develop a new aircraft to counter the MiG-25. The USAF rejected the USN F-14 Tomcat and issued its own requirements. The solution came in the form of the McDonnell-Douglas (now Boeing) F-15 Eagle. The F-15A made its inaugural flight in July 1972 and in January 1976 the first Eagle entered service. The "E" entered service in 1989. The F-15 was the first dedicated USAF air superiority fighter since the F-86 Sabre.

Hobby Master is a manufacturer of high quality, pre-built, diecast models. Each model is crafted with meticulous attention to detail, using specifications of the original aircraft or vehicle. They are made with diecast metal and some plastic components.

This model of an F-15 Eagle features:

  • Opening canopy
  • Detailed cockpit with a removable pilot figure
  • Realistic panel lines and antenna
  • Historically accurate printed graphics
  • Removable weapons and external fuel tanks (drop tanks)
  • Optional extended landing gear
  • Display stand
  • Box with opening cover panel and F-15 artwork

  • Category: Hobby Master 1:72 Military Aircraft Models

    Not suitable for children under the age of 14 years

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