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Hobby Master 1:72 Air Power Series HA4516
McDonnell Douglas F-15C Eagle Diecast Model
USAF 1st TFW, 27th TFS Fightin' Eagles, #82-0023 Maloney's Pony, Langley AFB, VA

1:72 Scale   Length   Width
McDonnell Douglas F-15C Eagle   10.75"   7.25"

On August 19, 1944 Lieutenant Thomas E. Maloney's P-38 328746 #23 lost power to both engines and forced him the made a water landing. He managed to get his life raft and made it ashore where he triggered a landmine severally maiming him. For 10 days he crawled through woods before returning to his raft and was eventually rescued and miraculously survived. While the 27th flew the P-38 #23 would be named Maloney's Pony. This tradition ended when they retired the P-38 but was resurrected with the acquisition of the F-15.

McDonnell Douglas F-15C Eagle

Designed to meet US Air Force requirements for an air superiority fighter to replace the F-4 Phantom, the F-15 Eagle first flew on July 27, 1972. The Air Force needed a fighter that could engage long range targets, a skill the F-4 did not possess. The F-15 has a pulse-Doppler radar system, which can track small high-speed targets up to 120 nautical miles away and can lock its missile onto targets up to 50 nautical miles away. With more than 100 aerial combat victories, the F-15 is said to be one of the most successful modern fighters. It is expected to remain in service until 2025.

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Hobby Master's 1:72 scale F-15 is produced with a high metal content using state-of-the-art manufacturing techniques. The model features near seamless construction as seen on all Hobby Master products, and this is particularly evident with the tight-fitting conformal fuel tanks present on the F-15E variant. Separate open and closed canopy and speed brakes are included, yielding uncompromising detail that functional hinges would lack at this scale. Other fine features include a detailed cockpit interior, a variety of ordnance and drop tanks appropriate to the paint-scheme and landing gear that constructed as completed subassemblies for easy installation.

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Hobby Master 1:72 Air Power Series

The Hobby Master "1:72 Air Power Series" range presents detailed, ready-made diecast models of military aircraft.

Hobby Master "1:72 Air Power Series" diecast airplanes feature:

  • Diecast metal construction with some plastic components.
  • Realistic panel lines, antennas, access panels and surface details.
  • Pad printed markings and placards that won't fade or peel like decals.
  • Opening canopies, revealing detailed cockpit interiors.
  • Interchangeable extended/retracted landing gear.
  • Presentation stand to display the aircraft "in flight".
  • Authentic detachable ordnance loads complete with placards.
  • Accurately detailed underside with concealed screwheads.

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