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
Features :
  • 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.
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Spotlight Review

 
"Outstanding F-15 model"
kajoe55 (Indiana)
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.

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Features

  • 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.

Specs

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

Includes

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


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Reviews

  
 
"Tamiya 1/48 F-15C"
mooniemac2000
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.

 
"Tamiya 1/48 F-15C"
mooniemac2000
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.

 
"1/48 Tamiya F-15C Eagle"
Christopher A. Wing (Fresno, CA)
The Tamiya 1/48 F-15C Eagle is an excellent kit with quality molded parts that have deep recessed panel lines that will readily take a panel wash. Each landing strut has an internal metal rod installed inside of them to increase the strength of these parts. A full complement of Aim missiles, Sidewinder missiles and three external fuel tanks are provided. Unfortunately, the wheels are not molded in a weighted configuration, so the builder may opt for resin after market wheels. The decals are thick, but will adhere to the model with some Microset decal setting solution. I opted for the Gulf Spirit version of this aircraft because I liked the Eagle head decals on the inner surfaces of the vertical tail planes. Unfortunately no black stripe decals are provided for the missles and so I manually painted them on. I used light ghost gray and dark ghost gray Vallejo Acrylic Paint which was applied using an Iwata HPC airbrush with a 0.3 mm needle. A panel wash was applied to the model with Tamiya Black Panel Liner. My go to glues are Tamiya Extra Thin liquid Cement and Regular Tamiya liquid Cement which has a slightly slower curing time. I also added the 1/48 Aires F-15C Late Exhaust Nozzles set that is designed for the Hasegawa F-15C kit. Therefore, additional sanding and fitting of the Tamiya kit parts was necessary. In my opinion these after market resin parts make this kit into something special. Overall I highly recommend this kit due to it's reasonable price point and ready availability.

Markings

  • 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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