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Re: McDonnell Douglas F-15 Eagle Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #50 on: July 24, 2012, 04:07:01 AM »
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Re: McDonnell Douglas F-15 Eagle Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #51 on: August 04, 2012, 05:03:57 AM »
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Re: McDonnell Douglas F-15 Eagle Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #52 on: August 04, 2012, 05:09:50 AM »
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Re: McDonnell Douglas F-15 Eagle Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #53 on: August 04, 2012, 05:10:53 AM »
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« Reply #54 on: August 04, 2012, 05:14:52 AM »
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Re: McDonnell Douglas F-15 Eagle Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #55 on: August 05, 2012, 05:12:01 AM »
Very subtle Jose, me likey  8)

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Re: McDonnell Douglas F-15 Eagle Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #56 on: August 05, 2012, 05:17:11 AM »
Probably a multitude of reasons why - some sensible, some not.  One you could add is a FAST pack with a retractable probe refuelling 'attachment' ...similar to what I already posted back at Reply # 26
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Re: McDonnell Douglas F-15 Eagle Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #57 on: August 05, 2012, 05:53:16 AM »


FedEx/DHL/UPS Delivery Eagle with the critical cargo FAST Packs and a pair of those COD pods (from the US-3 Viking) under the wings for the ultimate in speedy delivery.
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Re: McDonnell Douglas F-15 Eagle Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #59 on: August 06, 2012, 11:59:29 PM »


Note: fuselage has been widened.

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Re: McDonnell Douglas F-15 Eagle Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #60 on: August 07, 2012, 02:17:58 AM »
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Re: McDonnell Douglas F-15 Eagle Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #61 on: October 01, 2012, 10:40:19 AM »
How about a 1/144th scale F-15SE?  Already painted with markings for the JSDFAF. 

More here at the product information page for the Tomytec 1/144th scale pre-painted F-15SE Silent Eagle kit (Gimix series AC12)

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The price is a bit steep but if you absolutely have to have an F-15SE and are not concerned with what it will cost then this is your chance :)
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Re: McDonnell Douglas F-15 Eagle Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #62 on: October 01, 2012, 02:20:01 PM »
^ I've got one of their F-15Js (the still somewhat whiffy version with an IRST) and an RF-4EJ Kai (F-4EJ with recon pods). Very, very nice kits. Easily the best F-15s (apart from Revell's F-15E) F-4s in the scale. If only they'd sell them as proper (unpainted) kits at half the price.....
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Re: McDonnell Douglas F-15 Eagle Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #63 on: October 02, 2012, 12:55:59 AM »
This is probably going to come across as complete heresy to real F-15 fans, but it has always left me cold from a looks standpoint without the FAST packs fitted. Without those to give it some curves, it was just a bit too slab sided to me.

I would love to see the F-15 with more curves and blending in the design.
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Re: McDonnell Douglas F-15 Eagle Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #64 on: October 20, 2012, 09:20:32 AM »


Anyone have any further material on these concepts? I've been considering a pair of "Conformal Booster Rockets" for a WHIF, and was thinking the Augmented Thrust pack might be a start if I could lay hands on more data and several extra parts to try to kitbash it from.

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Re: McDonnell Douglas F-15 Eagle Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #65 on: November 23, 2012, 02:49:37 PM »
Another crazy idea... is it feasible to add shoulder rails to Station 5 (centerline) like on 2/8 and are proposed for the SA and SE on 1/9?

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Re: McDonnell Douglas F-15 Eagle Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #66 on: November 24, 2012, 02:31:09 AM »
Another crazy idea... is it feasible to add shoulder rails to Station 5 (centerline) like on 2/8 and are proposed for the SA and SE on 1/9?
I'm thinking that clearance issues, both with surrounding structure and with the ground might cause problems there.  I could see a "triple-rack" of three LAU-138s, but not shoulder mounts and any substantive centerline store.  Personally, I intend to do one with a "Peak Eagle" recce pod there.  Going by the data in the first two Aerofax books on the F-15, I can get it by combining two of the F-14's recce pods and there's a gorgeous picture of the testbed in Soaring Eagles.

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Re: McDonnell Douglas F-15 Eagle Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #67 on: November 24, 2012, 04:33:49 AM »
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Re: McDonnell Douglas F-15 Eagle Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #68 on: November 24, 2012, 04:35:54 AM »
Next question, is wingtip-to-wingtip BOL's overkill in the countermeasure department? And is the old "stinger" between the afterburners on the early A/B's strong enough to support a tail-mounted Rear Warning Radar or an optical sensor for DAS?
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Re: McDonnell Douglas F-15 Eagle Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #69 on: November 24, 2012, 11:39:48 AM »
Next question, is wingtip-to-wingtip BOL's overkill in the countermeasure department? And is the old "stinger" between the afterburners on the early A/B's strong enough to support a tail-mounted Rear Warning Radar or an optical sensor for DAS?
As long as you can control when they are released, no.  Better too much than not enough.  As to your second question, you might fit a Rear Warning Radar there but I sincerely doubt you'd fit a DAS sensor there, there doesn't appear to be near adequate volume, let alone adequate stiffened volume.  Those sensors require a very sturdy mounting and certain installations in the F-35 require "interesting" structure to mount them with all the other considerations involved and you have both electrical and cooling fluid installations to worry about with DAS.

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Re: McDonnell Douglas F-15 Eagle Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #70 on: November 24, 2012, 11:48:09 AM »


This, plus the drawings for the navalized version were the basis of my F-15M concept.  I've got most of the bits to do it in 1/144 and 1/72 and, maybe, even one in 1/48.

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Re: McDonnell Douglas F-15 Eagle Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #71 on: January 13, 2013, 12:55:43 PM »
A possibility that was pushed:  West German F-15s in the '80s.  Instead of F-4Fs and Tornadoes.
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Re: McDonnell Douglas F-15 Eagle Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #72 on: January 14, 2013, 05:19:49 AM »
A possibility that was pushed:  West German F-15s in the '80s.  Instead of F-4Fs and Tornadoes.
And if you'll take fictional inspiration, the Polish F-15s from Larry Bond's Cauldron.

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Re: McDonnell Douglas F-15 Eagle Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #73 on: January 16, 2013, 04:45:10 AM »
I have a stalled US Marines/navy F-15 E sat at the back of my bench, this has a retrofitted A-4 skyhawk refueling prob fitted to the right side of the forward fuselage, with a fared in connector pipe plumbed into where the original receptacle was. I have also done some F-16's for use by the Marines and navy for use in my Honduras task force. The reason they have these aircraft is that a lot of the navy and Marines a/c are still deployed to Afghanistan, and the F-15/16 were dragged out of Davis Monthan AFB, dusted off and retro fitted with the relevant stuff. I also have some A-7's dragged out of the nursing home and up-engined, as well as being given the ability to use modern weaponry. One F-16 is a SUFA and is now a US Marines bomb truck, also fitted with a IFR probe.
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Re: McDonnell Douglas F-15 Eagle Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #74 on: January 16, 2013, 11:38:16 AM »
I have a stalled US Marines/navy F-15 E sat at the back of my bench, this has a retrofitted A-4 skyhawk refueling prob fitted to the right side of the forward fuselage, with a fared in connector pipe plumbed into where the original receptacle was. I have also done some F-16's for use by the Marines and navy for use in my Honduras task force. The reason they have these aircraft is that a lot of the navy and Marines a/c are still deployed to Afghanistan, and the F-15/16 were dragged out of Davis Monthan AFB, dusted off and retro fitted with the relevant stuff. I also have some A-7's dragged out of the nursing home and up-engined, as well as being given the ability to use modern weaponry. One F-16 is a SUFA and is now a US Marines bomb truck, also fitted with a IFR probe.
My only concern there would be that the F-15's probe would interfere with the gun on the right hand side.  If you kept it clear of the muzzle, it should work.