Author Topic: McDonnell Douglas F-15 Eagle Ideas and Inspiration  (Read 103556 times)

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Re: McDonnell Douglas F-15 Eagle Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #325 on: March 16, 2019, 09:23:45 AM »
Lots of empty space around that gun! Hmmmm, pack it full of six packs, fly a quick mission, come back with cold beer.....

That'll only work as long as you don't fire the gun.  The Vulcan generates a lot of heat...

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Re: McDonnell Douglas F-15 Eagle Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #326 on: March 16, 2019, 01:49:36 PM »
Lots of empty space around that gun! Hmmmm, pack it full of six packs, fly a quick mission, come back with cold beer.....

That'll only work as long as you don't fire the gun.  The Vulcan generates a lot of heat...

Yes, I'm afraid there would be a lot of broken glass too!

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Re: McDonnell Douglas F-15 Eagle Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #327 on: March 17, 2019, 11:58:28 AM »
Just a thought for a couple reduced observables tweaks to the F-15.  In the intakes, install vaned radar absorbers as proposed for the production X-32 variant.  Update the exhaust nozzles with production versions combining the LOAN (Low Observable Axisymmetric Nozzle) and AVEN (Axisymmetric Vectoring Exhaust Nozzle) test programs; you could probably use a pair of F135 nozzles from the F-35A.  Looking at the pictures above, I could also see a rotating cover on the M61 barrels to hide them when not firing (much as the output end of the F-35A's gun has a cover when not firing).

Addendum: The thought occurs to me that these same approaches could also be applied to updated F-14 variants, too.
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Re: McDonnell Douglas F-15 Eagle Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #328 on: March 18, 2019, 01:32:00 AM »
the output end of the F-35A's gun

 ;D  That's one way of describing it.
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Re: McDonnell Douglas F-15 Eagle Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #329 on: March 18, 2019, 01:37:09 AM »
Just a thought for a couple reduced observables tweaks to the F-15.  In the intakes, install vaned radar absorbers as proposed for the production X-32 variant.  Update the exhaust nozzles with production versions combining the LOAN (Low Observable Axisymmetric Nozzle) and AVEN (Axisymmetric Vectoring Exhaust Nozzle) test programs; you could probably use a pair of F135 nozzles from the F-35A.  Looking at the pictures above, I could also see a rotating cover on the M61 barrels to hide them when not firing (much as the output end of the F-35A's gun has a cover when not firing).

Addendum: The thought occurs to me that these same approaches could also be applied to updated F-14 variants, too.

Maybe call it a F-15 Super Silent Eagle.
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Re: McDonnell Douglas F-15 Eagle Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #330 on: April 10, 2020, 03:50:17 AM »




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Re: McDonnell Douglas F-15 Eagle Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #331 on: April 13, 2020, 04:42:49 AM »
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Re: McDonnell Douglas F-15 Eagle Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #332 on: June 05, 2020, 05:46:45 AM »
What if a F-15/79? ... by the same reasons as F-16/79


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Re: McDonnell Douglas F-15 Eagle Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #333 on: June 06, 2020, 03:18:11 AM »
Interesting idea.  Maybe give it Taiwanese markings.
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Re: McDonnell Douglas F-15 Eagle Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #334 on: June 06, 2020, 04:15:37 AM »
Way ahead of you there Carlos

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Re: McDonnell Douglas F-15 Eagle Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #335 on: September 14, 2020, 09:52:44 PM »
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Re: McDonnell Douglas F-15 Eagle Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #336 on: October 01, 2020, 02:18:51 AM »


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Re: McDonnell Douglas F-15 Eagle Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #337 on: October 01, 2020, 06:39:15 AM »



ISTR that the navalized F-15 proposals returned to the squared-off wingtips of the prototypes and placed Sidewinder rails there.  Still, these look very, very tempting to model.

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Re: McDonnell Douglas F-15 Eagle Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #338 on: October 01, 2020, 06:47:03 AM »
How about USN F-15EXN....

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Re: McDonnell Douglas F-15 Eagle Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #339 on: October 01, 2020, 06:52:01 AM »
How about USN F-15EXN....
With wingtip missile rails as well as the full selection the F-15EX can carry.

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Re: McDonnell Douglas F-15 Eagle Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #340 on: October 05, 2020, 03:27:39 AM »
What if RAF replaced their Tornados...


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Re: McDonnell Douglas F-15 Eagle Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #341 on: April 12, 2021, 01:56:29 AM »
Just as there was the F-16/79 with J79 instead of F100 (see below), what about a F-15/79?

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Re: McDonnell Douglas F-15 Eagle Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #342 on: November 24, 2021, 03:09:26 AM »
Anyone after a F-15 STOL/MTD full conversion set:



https://bam-models.com/product/48024-f-15-stol-mtd-full-conversion-set/
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