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F-15C Eagle 53rd FS, Bitburg AB, Germany, May 1992 "Operation Desert Storm" (1:72)
Item # HA4561
F-15C Eagle 53rd FS, Bitburg AB, Germany, May 1992 "Operation Desert Storm" (1:72)
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Length 10.67"
Wingspan 7.17"

Prepainted Diecast Metal Model

Collectors item: Not suitable for children under 14

Retail: $132.95
Sale Price: $119.95
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    Description

    Hobby Master 1/72 Air Power Series
    HA4561
    McDonnell Douglas F-15C Eagle
    84-0027, 53rd FS, Bitburg AB, Germany, May 1992
    "Operation Desert Storm"
    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.

    The 53rd FS began as the 53rd Pursuit Squadron. In 1952 the squadron began operating from Bitburg and in 1977 received their first F-15A/B with newer F-15C/D replacements arriving in 1980. On December 20, 1990 24 aircraft from the 53rd TFS deployed to the Gulf War untilJuly 1, 1991. On January 27, 1991 53rd TFS F-15C 84-0027 flown by Captain Benjamin Powel shot down an Iraqi Mirage and a MiG-23. The 53rd returned to Bitburg and on October 1, 1991 wasre-designated 53rd FS. The 53rd FS was deactivated in 1999.
    1/72 scale pre-finished.

    Die-cast metal with a minimum of plastic.

    Professionally painted.

    All markings are pad applied for superb results.

    Crew figure.

    Comes with display stand.

    Landing gear can be displayed up or down.

    Extremely sought after by collectors.