F15E Strike Eagle USAF Fighter

This is a plastic 1/72 F-15E Strike Eagle USAF Airplane from Academy Plastics.

The F-15E is a version of the Eagle designed specifically for attacking ground targets. It has almost double the fuel capacity of a standard F-15 fighter and can carry a huge array of bombs and missiles.

Academy F15E Strike Eagle USAF Fighter Plastic Model Airplane Kit 1/72 Scale #12478
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Specifications :
  • Model Scale: 1/72
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Spotlight Review

"Minor pitfalls in this kit."
Bought this kit thinking that the cockpit was going to be fantastic, but what you really get is decals for the whole thing. Also I'm putting in a dollar of dimes in the cockpit area as this is a tail sitter if you don't. Otherwise it's been a fun build with just a few hiccups in the instructions department. Read and study the illustrations and take your time. Happy modeling.

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  • Detailed 1/72nd scale for static display only..
  • Markings included for one aircraft..
  • Over 150 parts in light grey and clear with delicate recessed pane lines..
  • Accurately reproduced cockpit with 3 part ACES ejection seats, sid console detail, and decal instrument panel details..
  • Optional exhaust nozzles with and without "turkey feathers"..
  • Intakes posable in ground or flight position with full intak ducting..
  • Full load of GBU-12 bombs and missiles..
  • Service History: U.S. Airforce; mid 1970's to present..
  • Description: Twin engine, two seat, ground-attack/strike fighte aircraft..


  • Model Scale: 1/72


One 1/72 F-15E Strike Eagle USAF Airplane

Requirements & Suggestions

  • Assembly
  • Modeling Knife (EXL16001) (XACX3627) (EXL16018)
  • Paint: (see MARKING OPTIONS)
  • Brushes
  • Sandpaper
  • Plastic cement (TES3501) (PLS00002) (TAM87012) or glue (HLC107)
  • White Glue
  • CA or Tube Type Thick Plastic Cement
  • Nice-to-have tools: Needle File Set, Sprue Cutter, Airbrush.
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"wdhinds1968 f15e strike eagle"
wdhinds1968 (Oliver Springs Tn)
Several options good kit at a good price parts fit well .loaded with weapons would recommend

My first model with academy and my first 1:72 scale was a lot of fun! While on summer vacation in my Grandparent's home in Poland, I made this thing with overall gunship gray paint. I detailed all of the missiles, rockets, bombs, etc...I detailed the exhaust with bronze/silver colors. This was one of my best builds ever! What outstanding quality with academy! The instructions and pieces are very simple and precise to ready very little steps but a lot of fun. Good quality and not very expensive. The issues that I encountered was the bomb load kept on falling off the aircraft because of the design, again turn a/c upside down balance it and glue them one by one, have patience. Also I did not use spray paint so the color came out very good, but not excellent and there were some paint running lines. A delicate item it was then I took it with me back to the US, and had to again glue all of the bombs and some of the wings back on because it broke on the flight after I tried my best packaging it...forgive me Grandparents for taking it back. Almost a decade time passed

"Best 1/72 F-15E Kit!"
Ace Cobra
The Academy 1/72 F-15E is the best 1/72 F-15E on the market! It comes with great surface panel detail and a massive amount of weapons! The only downside is the crappy decal sheet that is included. The decals don't stick which means that you will have to buy a better sheet elsewhere. But I highly recommend this kit to any model builder!


  • Two sheets of decals which contain national insignia, unit markings, "NO STEP" stencils, instrument panels, and individual aircraft markings.
  • Aircraft S/N 86-187, 461 TFTS AMU.
  • Overall: Gunship Grey (FS36118) with steel engine exhaust fairings.
  • Additional Paints Required
  • Flat: Black, Aluminum, Metallic Grey, Grey, Lt Grey, White, Red, Yellow, Blue, Orange, Green, Brown, Tan, Gold, Copper, Amber, Mahogany, Flesh.
  • Gloss: Silver, Gun Metal.


Keep this product away from children under the age of 3..

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