HA4518 Hobbymaster F-15E “75th D-Day Anniversary scheme” 97-0219, 492nd FS, RAF Lakenheath, 2019

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Hobbymaster 1/72nd scale
HA4518
F-15E
"75th D-Day Anniversary scheme"
97-0219
492nd FS
RAF Lakenheath
2019

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Hobbymaster 1/72nd scale HA4518 F-15E “75th D-Day Anniversary scheme” 97-0219, 492nd FS, RAF Lakenheath, 2019. Buy online at Flying Tigers.

 

In 1967 the U.S. 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.

During WW II the 48th Fighter Wing’s primary aircraft was the P-47 Thunderbolt so as the 75th Anniversary of the D-Day landing was approaching it was only fitting that the 492nd FS/48th FW at RAF Lakenheath England paint one of their aircraft. The 492nd FS/ 48th FW assisted D-Day by bombing bridges, railways and cutting off German supply lines. F-15E 97-0291 received markings representing the black and white stripes worn by Allied aircraft to distinguish them from German aircraft. 97-0219 wears 1 kill mark for downing an Iranian built drone.

RRP  £98.00

Weight 750 g
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Model Code: HA4518

Model categories:
1/72nd scale Military Jet Aircraft, F-15 Eagle, Future Hobbymaster models -all scales, Future Military Model Releases, HobbyMaster Aviation, Military Aviation