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F15E Strike Eagle Aircraft

Operation Desert Storm fighter-bomber.

Revell-Monogram F15E Strike Eagle Aircraft Plastic Model Airplane Kit 1/48 Scale #855511
 Revell-Monogram # rmx855511
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Revell-Monogram Item # rmx855511
Specifications :
  • Scale: 1/48
  • Pieces: 192
  • Length: 15 1/2"
  • Wingspan: 10 1/2"
  • Revell-Monogram Product Number: 855511
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"Deep Strike Fighter"
When I was wanting to build an F-15e I began looking at all the kits out there, and ended up going with this Revell one since I found it locally and its low cost. I was very surprised with how much detail this kit had and how well it went together. The cockpit was very detailed, and worth putting time in to paint the buttons, gauges, and switches. The external detail was also impressive, along with the detail of the landing gear and landing gear bays. The only thing lacking is this kit only comes with 4x AIM-9's, 2x drop tanks, and targeting pod system. So, to display an F-15e in all it's glory of a large Air to Ground payload you will need to get some after market weapons. But, to be fare, the lack of air to ground weapons is reflected in the low cost of the kit. The one and only other issue I can remember, would be that the canopy had a big seam on top from end to end, so that took some work to remove. The decals were easy to work with, but I had trouble getting them to completely adhere. The directions were clear, in a nice book form, and had a lot of information in it. This was a great kit for the cost, and with some after market Paveway's, CBU's, or Snake Eyes's it can be even better.

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  • Detailed two-seat cockpit.
  • Structurally detailed surfaces.
  • Detailed air intakes.
  • Detailed thrust nozzles.
  • Lateral fuel tanks.
  • Detailed landing gear.
  • Super decals with two USAF versions.


  • Scale: 1/48
  • Pieces: 192
  • Length: 15 1/2"
  • Wingspan: 10 1/2"
  • Revell-Monogram Product Number: 855511

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"Slightly disappointing, but still nice"
ahsing (SF Bay Area, CA)
The entire plane is meant to be a darker grey than the molded plastic grey. In fact the listed paint is Gunship Gray FS 36118 (= Model Master 1723 Gunship Gray). Very hard to paint the entire plane, if only Revell molded this kit in the proper gunship gray ......... The main joint between fuselage front and the fuselage top/bottom is well hidden between the intakes, a nice touch, you can get by without sanding the joint (this is a common problem with many kits). The fit of parts is about average for Revell. Had to dig up bombs from spare parts to fill up the empty bomb pylons, why Revell?

"Great kit, but very light on weapons."
I'd have given this kit 5 stars if only it came with some stores for the racks. It only comes with four AIM-9 Sidewinders for the underwing rails and nothing for the bomb racks. A nicely detailed kit with an assembly was fairly simple and straightforward. Simple except for one area - the exhaust nozzles. The exhaust is very detailed, but to get that detail be prepared to spend a lot of time with tweezers and glue for mounting the actuator arms for the afterburner nozzles. That was the only really tedious part of the assembly, besides the massive amounts of maintainence stencils that every F-15 kit comes with. You'll need to take some minor care when you attach the CFTs because they tend to move around just a bit while gluing them in place. I always build my kits with the gear doors closed and these doors went into place very easily, especially compared to some kits I've built. The main problem with this kit, again, is the lack of stores which I fixed by buying a Hosegawa weapons set. After replacing the included LANTIRN pods with the more detailed LANTIRN Navigation pod and a Sniper XR pod from the Hosegawa sets I added two GBU-12s, three GBU-38 JDAMs, a GBU-31 JDAM on the centerline, and two AIM-120 AMRAAMs on the outer missile rails with AIM-9 Sidewinders on the inner rails and ended up with an extremely nice Mud Hen that looks great, especially with the other F-15s on the shelf (there's just something about how the Eagle looks in that gunship gray paint scheme with those rounded CFTs on the sides).

"Nice kit"
Its a great model all around. Like other have said, biggest complain is lack of bombs for a strike fighter. It only comes with 4 Aim-9 missiles and I don't have any spare bombs. Could easily be fixed by buying separately but why? Fit is good, I had to putty and sand a few seems but it makes for good practice. My decals may have been old or maybe had some environmental issues as they wouldn't release from the backing very well, but I worked through it. Great kit to build with my son who is learning the hobby.


  • #1: 335th Tactical Fighter Squadron, "Chiefs", 4th Fighter Wing, Desert Storm, February, 1991.
  • #2: Squadron Commander's Aircraft, 391st Fighter Squadron, "Bold Tigers", 366th Fighter Wing, Mountain Home AFB, Idaho, 12th Air Force, Air Combat Command.

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