Hobbymaster 1/72nd scale HA4520 McDonnell Douglas F-15K Slam Eagle “Kill Chain Operator” 08-056, 11th Fighter Air Wing, ROKAF, Nov 2014. 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.
If it becomes certain that an attack on South Korea is imminent that government will implement operation “Kill Chain”. This operation will involve hundreds of armed missiles and aircraft that will attack North Korea in an attempt to pre-empt the launch of North Korean missiles and aircraft. South Korea has approximately 60 F-15Ks as well as F-16s and F-35s that will all be involved. F-15K 08-056 MSN K56 from the 11th Fighter Air Wing based at Daegu AB.