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  1. 4 hours ago, Niels said:

    Israeli F-15's do not have the GE engine, only PW. The GE engine was only introduced on the F-15 with the sale to South Korea and Singapore, later also delivered to other clients but not Israel.. 

    The F-15I look like they have the GE engines. Not the same nozzles as the rest of their F-15Ds. Looks like the turkey feather, to where the PW engines have the actuating mechanisms and rods that open the and close the engine nozzles. I don't know, maybe I am wrong and they are all PW engines

  2. 20 minutes ago, Dave Williams said:

    I’ve never heard that Israel re-engined their Eagles to GE engines.  Even the Ra’am came with P&W engines.  Their A/B/C/D did leave the turkey feathers on for quite a long while after the USAF had removed theirs, but that’s the only engine related change that I know.  I’m 99.99% sure a 90s IAF Eagle had P&W engines.

    saw a video of some Israeli F-15s flying in the UK. Looks like they all had the PW engines. Do you know what an average AA loadout would've been for the 90s or later era? I guess they were armed with Sparrows and Sidewinders in the 80s and some Pythons thrown in there to. Maybe Python 3s in  the 80s and Python 4 in the 90s but not sure

  3. I was kind of curious when the Israelis made the change to the GE engines over the Pratt and Whitney engines? I plan on doing a F-15D from like the 90s or around that time frame. I bought the Eduard kit that has the Israeli decals and instructions. Have some GE engine nozzles and afterburner tubes from my other Academy kits. The instructions for the Israeli F-15D shows the PW engine nozzles. Was also planning on using some Python 4s and AMRAAM 120Bs. Would that be an appropriate weapon load for air to air? Thanks for any info


  4. 5 hours ago, Niels said:

    Early morning Norway time so just seen this. Let me know if you need an extra set. 

    I would love an extra set. Let me know if you need any $ for them. I dont have paypal though, so will have to figure something out. Need tail # 82 0046. Sent Habu2 a message also, but hasnt gotten back to me yet. 

  5. 2 hours ago, Niels said:

    Just checked, and only have partial unfortunately. I buildt 81-0062 and 85-0130 myself, hence only having 82-0046 and 85-0133 from 48-021. Sorry. 

    I just checked my stash, the only one I have is from my old Academy F-15C MSIP II, that is only for the C model. Guess I'll have to do some more digging in my stash and online

  6. 51 minutes ago, berniemckenna said:

    out of curiosity, being a former F-15 maintainer, I googled F-15D and got lots of photos. But they may not be what you were looking for or you checked google too. Found there were a lot of changes since 91.


    Bernie McKenna

    I can find lots of front cockpit photos, but nothing for the rear. I bought another Academy F-15E in 1/48 scale. Bought it mainly for weapons and decals. I have left over weapons from other F-15 kits also. I was told the Academy kit doesnt truly represent the true shape of an F-15e, but was told it will make a good F-15D model. I also bought the eduard kit with all resin and PE parts but might make that an Isreali F-15D. 

  7. I had asked a simular question about the infrared seeker heads on the AGM 65 Maverick missiles. One guy mentioned mixing Tamiya clear orange and Tamiya clear blue together made like this greenish brownish color. I supposed you could play with the ratios and decide for yourself. Looks pretty close


  8. 18 minutes ago, habu2 said:


    Unless they've revised the molds the engine "humps" on the upper rear fuselage are incorrectly shaped.  The (old) E kit I have is a B/D airframe with CFTs and weapons, not a true E.

    Then it might make a pretty D model then. I didn't know about the engine humps. Thought they were all the same

  9. What is everyone's opinion on the Academy F-15E in 1/48? I have built 1 already but I think the kit might make a good representation of a F-15D. Has all the cockpit instrument panels, not sure about the side consoles though?  Has all the modern weapons. Just a thought

  10. On 8/8/2023 at 5:51 AM, Dave Williams said:

    According to the Wolfpack page, the 1/48 F-15C MSIP II conversion is discontinued, so unless someone has has old stock lying around, your only source is likely the secondary market.



    I have some left over sprues from some Academy kits that I can use all the proper missile rails, blade attenas and such. Where would one look for some pictures of modern F-15C MSIP II? Need to locate all the antennas and such. Will have to make a GPS dome from scratch I guess. 



  11. 11 minutes ago, annie.shikinami said:


    yes the ones with the Hasegawa kit are the SJU-5/6 i believe, which was used on early Hornets. later ones are SJU-17, though i'm not sure when exactly the change to these seats were made or whether they were on any of the C/D models. 

    Sure looks like it from the videos i have been watching of marine corp F18C and D Hornets. May have to forego the pilot figures. The resin seats have a lot of cool details




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