McDonell Douglas F-15C Eagle

The F-15 Eagle can carry a heavy and devastating complement of weaponry such as its internal 20mm M-61A-1 rotary cannon, plus four AIM-9L Sidewinder missiles, and four AIM-7F Sparrow anti-aircraft missiles. The early production F-15 was designated the F-15A, while the two-seat version was called the B model.

Tamiya McDonell Douglas F-15C Eagle Plastic Model Airplane Kit 1/48 Scale #61029
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Tamiya Item # tam61029
Specifications :
  • Scale: 1/48
  • Wingspan: 10-3/4" (27.2cm)
  • Fuselage Length: 16" (40.5cm)
  • Tamiya Product Number: 61029
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"Pretty nice kit."
This is a pretty nice kit that's not too expensive. It went together fairly easily and with very few problems. The only fitment issue I found was in assembling the nose as the radome did not line-up perfectly, probably because the nose section didn't fit together quite right. But after assembly and painting, it is not noticable unless you pick-up the finished model and look at it closely. The other issue I found was that this kit uses the older style exhaust nozzles with the turkey feathers instead of the later style nozzles I was hoping for. The cockpit detail was created by the use of decals and is thus pretty sparse, but with the pilot figure in the cockpit and the canopy closed, it's not really visible anyhow. I was pleasantly suprised that the kit included parts to build the model with deployed or retracted landing gear and included parts for closed gear doors. I wish all companies would do this as I'm one of those that builds all my kits with closed canpies and gear doors and uses flight stands. I used four AIM-120C AMRAAMs from a Hosegawa weapons set to replace the four AIM-7 Sparrows included in the kit for the under fusilage mountings and an aftermarket decal set to build an aircraft from the 159th FS/125th FW FANG out of Jacksonville IAP (my hometown ANG unit when I was growing up) and am very happy with the final results.

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  • Approx. 120 parts in light grey and clear with fine recessed panel lines.
  • Cockpit detail includes rear electronics bay with sidewall detail and cockpit side consoles with decal.
  • 1 centerline and 2 wing mounted external fuel tanks.
  • 4 AIM-9L Sidewinder and 2 AIM-7F Sparrow missiles.
  • Detailed Hughes APG-63 radar visible under removable nose cone.
  • Pratt & Whitney F100-PW-100 turbofans; Mach 2.5 max speed; armed with 20mm rotary cannon, AIM-9L Sidewinder and AIM-7F Sparrow missiles.


  • Scale: 1/48
  • Wingspan: 10-3/4" (27.2cm)
  • Fuselage Length: 16" (40.5cm)
  • Tamiya Product Number: 61029


1/48 McDonell Douglas F-15C Eagle plastic model kit

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"Tamiya 1/48 F-15C"
The Tamiya 1/48 F-15C is a high ranking kit in itself. Although the cockpit and exhaust are somewhat sparse, with some care it can build up to a great kit. The fit is excellent. The decals are also pretty high quality.

"Outstanding F-15 model"
kajoe55 (Oklahoma)
I was fortunate in my AF career to work with the F-15s, both stateside with Eglin and Langley and overseas with Bitburg and Soesterberg. Needless to say I think its a beautiful jet and Tamiya's kit is an accurate example of this air superiority fighter. The kit is molded in gray and has very good instructions for assembly. I have been told that if you open a tamiya kit and spill it out on your workbench it will build itself. Well, it might not be that easy, but the fit of the parts and detail is outstanding. During construction I only had one issue - the pilots seat. The instructions show the seat placement but when I installed it I couldn't put the excellent pilot figure in the cockpit. This could be operator error (i.e. modeler error) but no matter what I did the only way to make it work was to put the pilot in the seat and then install the seat. I wanted my Eagle to have all of its fangs so the stores include the jamming pods, AIM-7s and AIM-9s. This kit does not have AIM-120's but I am sure you could find those. I chose decals from the 33rd TFW at Eglin (I was the liaison officer between my unit and the 58th TFS)and the finished kit really looks great even with my average modeling skills. I would highly recommend this kit to modelers with some experience through master modelers as it is a joy to build.

"McDonald Douglas F-15C"
skippykeesler (Edwardsville ILL)
I was a little apperhansive when I first opened this kit. I was expecting more detail in the cockpit area, being that this was a Tamiya kit. Overall the detail in the rest of the kit was very good, with nicely engraved panel lines and rivets. I used the photo-etch cockpit detail set for the Academy F-15C kit, as there was no Tamiya set. The Photo-etch fit like it was made for this kit,with no problems encountered. This set really brought the cockpit to life. The parts fit was excellent. The decal sheet was excellent and offered several aircraft. As I live near STL MO. I chose to use a STL Cardinals commerative aftermarket decal sheet on the model. Overall I am very happy with the way the kit turned out. I would recommend this kit. I would invest in a PE or resin cockpit, as it adds so much to the overall appearance of the model.The kit cockpit offers decals for the instruments.


  • Decal Options:
  • 1: A/C No. 82023, Code "FF", Capt Dave Slade, 1st TFW 71st TFS, USAF.
  • Upper Surfaces: Random areas of Dk Ghost Grey over Lt Ghost Grey.
  • Lower Surfaces: Lt Ghost Grey.
  • 2: A/C No. 78506, Code "ZZ", Capt C D Shore, 18th TFW 44th TFS, USAF.
  • Paint scheme is same as 1.
  • 3: A/C No. 85102, Code "EG", Col Rick Parsons, 33rd TFW commander,
  • USAF.
  • Paint scheme is same as 1.

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