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McDonnell Douglas F-15E Strike Eagle Fighter Aircraft "17th WPS Nellis AFB" (2018) United States Air Force "Air Power Series" 1/72 Diecast Model by Hobby Master


Product Description

  • Brand new 1/72 scale diecast model of McDonnell Douglas F-15E Strike Eagle Fighter Aircraft "17th WPS, Nellis AFB" (2018) United States Air Force "Air Power Series" die cast model by Hobby Master.
  • Brand new box.
  • Detailed exterior.
  • True-to-scale detail.
  • Includes pilot figure.
  • Has opening canopy.
  • Includes display stand.
  • Officially licensed product.
  • Detachable ordnance loads.
  • Manufacturer's original unopened packaging.
  • Dimensions approximately Length- 10.75, Wingspan- 7.25 inches.
  • Diecast metal and plastic construction for durability and a heavy, realistic feel.
  • It is a highly detailed and accurate model, perfect for collectors and enthusiasts of military history.
  • Realistic panel lines, antennas, access panels, and surface details for an authentic representation of the real-life airplane.

The F-15E Strike Eagle, a dual-role fighter designed for air-to-air and air-to-ground missions, has been a key asset for the U.S. Air Force since its introduction in the late 1980s. By December 3, 2021, the 17th Weapons Squadron (WPS), based in Nevada, had established itself as a premier unit specializing in advanced tactical training for F-15E crews. The 17th WPS's mission was to develop and teach advanced techniques and tactics to pilots and weapon systems officers, ensuring the Strike Eagle's dominance in modern warfare.
The F-15E Strike Eagle has seen extensive combat use since its inception. It played significant roles in Operations Desert Storm, Allied Force, Enduring Freedom, and Iraqi Freedom, among others. Equipped with advanced avionics, radar, and weaponry, the Strike Eagle proved its versatility and lethality in various conflict scenarios, from precision strikes against strategic targets to defensive counter-air missions. The 17th WPS, in particular, focused on refining these capabilities through rigorous training and evaluation, contributing to the aircraft's continued effectiveness in combat operations.
In December 2021, the F-15E Strike Eagles of the 17th WPS participated in high-level training exercises at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada. These exercises, such as Red Flag and Green Flag, provided realistic combat scenarios to test and enhance the skills of aircrews. The intense training ensured that F-15E crews were proficient in employing the aircraft's sophisticated systems and executing complex missions. This period marked a significant phase in the evolution of air combat tactics, with the 17th WPS at the forefront of developing and disseminating cutting-edge operational strategies.
This 1:72 scale model is a meticulously crafted representation of this iconic aircraft. Featuring intricate details and authentic markings, it captures the essence of the Strike Eagle's prowess and the dedication of the 17th WPS. Ideal for collectors and aviation enthusiasts, this replica celebrates the legacy of the F-15E and its critical role in maintaining air superiority and precision strike capabilities.

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