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JC Wings 1:72 Military Series JCW-72-F15-008
Boeing F-15E Strike Eagle Diecast Model
USAF 4th TFW, 336th TFS Rocketeers, #88-1691, Al Kharj AB, Saudi Arabia, Operation Desert Storm 1991

Limited Edition
600
Pieces Worldwide

1:72 Scale   Length   Width
Boeing F-15E Strike Eagle   10.75"   7.25"

The 4th Fighter Wing is one of two on-call rapid response aerospace expeditionary wings in the U.S. Air Force and is the host unit at Seymour Johnson AFB, North Carolina, a major Air Combat Command base. The wing is composed of 2 operational groups, the 4th Operational Group, flying the multi-role, all-weather F-15E Strike Eagle aircraft which are assigned to two operational and two training fighter squadrons; and the 23rd Fighter Group, based at Pop AFB, NC, which flies A-10s. This combination of 2 Operational Groups within an Air Force Wing is a rarity in Air Force organization.

On 1 October 1989, the 336th Tactical Fighter Squadron (336th TFS) achieved IOC and became the first operational F-15E squadron in the wing and in the Air Force.

When Iraqi troops invaded Kuwait in August 1990, the 4th responded with the deployment of the 336th TFS on Aug. 9. During Operation Desert Storm, the 336th flew 1,088 combat missions. The unit dropped more than six-million pounds of bombs on Scud missile sites, bridges and airfields. Most of the missions were flown at night

In May 2000, aircraft and members of the 336th (Rocketeers) joined other ONW forces in actively patrolling the Iraqi northern no-fly zone. The Rocketeers flew more than 60 combat sorties and dropped more than 69,000 pounds of ordnance.

Please note: An optional display stand is available separately if you wish to display this model "in-flight".

Boeing F-15E Strike 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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JC's 1:72 scale F-15s feature an impressive amount of pad-printed markings including some elaborate paint schemes and numerous warning placards found adorning the entire airframe. They are highly detailed with a delicate thin cambered wing, simulated stainless-steel heat shielding surrounding the engine exhausts, movable razor thin all metal elevators and rudders. The underside of the aircraft features metal landing gear with a full complement of beautifully pad printed ordnance. Showing remarkable attention to detail, actuators extend and retract with the hinged canopy and speed brake and compressor fans will even spin if air is blown into the engine intakes!

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JC Wings 1:72 Military Series

The JC Wings "1:72 Military" range presents detailed, ready-made diecast models of military aircraft in 1:72 scale.

JC Wings 1:72 Military 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.
  • Interchangeable extended/retracted landing gear with rotating wheels.
  • Authentic detachable ordnance loads complete with placards.
  • Selected moving parts such as canopies, control surfaces and swing-wings.
  • Detailed, hand-painted pilot and crew member figures.

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