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Re: McDonnell Douglas F-15 Eagle Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #300 on: November 27, 2018, 06:43:08 PM »
Super Weasel + Eagle = Super Weagle?  :o

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Re: McDonnell Douglas F-15 Eagle Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #301 on: March 14, 2019, 08:21:23 AM »
Has anyone done a swing-wing/variable geometry F-15?

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Re: McDonnell Douglas F-15 Eagle Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #302 on: March 14, 2019, 12:40:56 PM »
Has anyone done a swing-wing/variable geometry F-15?
Yes, it has been done here as a F-15N and armed with AIM-152 air-launched versions of the RIM-152 ESSM.

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Re: McDonnell Douglas F-15 Eagle Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #303 on: March 14, 2019, 12:46:44 PM »
Here's a nutty idea I've been kicking around lately. Take an F-15E and add a fuselage spine like the F-16I Sufa with all the other lumps and bumps. It would already have conformal fuel tanks so it wouldn't need the F-16 type. Add a butt kickn' paint job and a wagon load of weapons and it might just look pretty cool. Granted that some of the overseas versions of the Eagle might actually mirror this capability but hey, this is whiff world, why not....

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Re: McDonnell Douglas F-15 Eagle Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #304 on: March 14, 2019, 12:53:27 PM »
Sticking with upgrading the AIM-4 missiles for the Eagle?
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Re: McDonnell Douglas F-15 Eagle Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #305 on: March 14, 2019, 06:43:33 PM »
Probably the latest sidewinders and a few JDAMs. Havenít thought that part out completely.

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Re: McDonnell Douglas F-15 Eagle Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #306 on: March 15, 2019, 12:58:01 AM »
Ranom idea:  F-15 FSW demonstrator
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Re: McDonnell Douglas F-15 Eagle Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #307 on: March 15, 2019, 01:35:10 AM »
Here's a nutty idea I've been kicking around lately. Take an F-15E and add a fuselage spine like the F-16I Sufa with all the other lumps and bumps. It would already have conformal fuel tanks so it wouldn't need the F-16 type. Add a butt kickn' paint job and a wagon load of weapons and it might just look pretty cool. Granted that some of the overseas versions of the Eagle might actually mirror this capability but hey, this is whiff world, why not....
Spine would be a pain to add to the F-15 since that would run right over the large airbrake up there.  I could see a conformal pallet on, or surrounding, the centerline hard point of more volume was needed for equipment.

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Re: McDonnell Douglas F-15 Eagle Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #308 on: March 15, 2019, 01:37:07 AM »
Sticking with upgrading the AIM-4 missiles for the Eagle?
F-15s never carried AIM-4 missiles.  JASDF ones carry AAM-4s along with AAM-3s.  I'd like to see F-15s carrying Meteor and IRIS-T missiles.

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Re: McDonnell Douglas F-15 Eagle Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #309 on: March 15, 2019, 02:02:58 AM »
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Spine would be a pain to add to the F-15 since that would run right over the large airbrake up there.  <...>


Would differential deflection of the flying surfaces akin to the Super Hornets be enough? I believe I read the Eagle did get a larger airbrake quite early as they found the one it had was a tad on the small side and didn't slow the Eagle down quite quickly enough.

F-15s never carried AIM-4 missiles.  JASDF ones carry AAM-4s along with AAM-3s.  I'd like to see F-15s carrying Meteor and IRIS-T missiles.


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Hearin' ja on the Meteors and IRIS-Ts.  :smiley: Would look killer.
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Re: McDonnell Douglas F-15 Eagle Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #310 on: March 15, 2019, 02:11:07 AM »
Okay, "never operationally" work better?  Though I believe that's an AIM-26, not an AIM-4.  Since the F-15 does not have all-moving tail surfaces, I believe it would still need the airbrake.  The first 12 prototypes had the small airbrake, all production F-15s have the large one.

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Re: McDonnell Douglas F-15 Eagle Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #311 on: March 15, 2019, 02:17:20 AM »
Does anyone know of a 1/48 kit or conversion for the F-15STOL/MTD, or S/MTD?


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Re: McDonnell Douglas F-15 Eagle Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #312 on: March 15, 2019, 02:35:53 AM »
"Spined" F-15s. Did these for the Soviet GB a while back, but - apparently - never posted them in this thread.

MiG-29SMT-style hump:

F-15_SMT by Motschke, on Flickr

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The stabs are from a MiG-25 and are to scale. I tried MiG-29 stabs, but they're either too small (same scale) or too big (MiG-29 in a bigger scale than the F-15). Personally, I'd try to mod the F-15 stabs to a more Fulcrum-ish look (add fin fillet and flare launchers, angled cut-off at the top).
Depending on the version of R-27 used, it may be impossible to get a pair in tandem on the flanks.
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F-15_SMT_2 by Motschke, on Flickr


F-15 "Foxhound". Not sure I like the look. Originally wanted to put AA-9/R-33s on it, but... well... didn't.

F-15_Foxhound by Motschke, on Flickr

Okay, "never operationally" work better?

Sure.  ;)
The background information states it's an AIM-4.
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Re: McDonnell Douglas F-15 Eagle Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #313 on: March 15, 2019, 02:53:18 AM »
I don't know of a 1/48 F-15SMTD and even the 1/72 one by Hasegawa does not have the 2-D engine nozzles.  OTOH, the canards are F-18 horizontals so that gives you a start.

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Re: McDonnell Douglas F-15 Eagle Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #314 on: March 15, 2019, 07:30:58 AM »
Has anyone done a swing-wing/variable geometry F-15?
Yes, it has been done here as a F-15N and armed with AIM-152 air-launched versions of the RIM-152 ESSM.
Forgive me, but I'm unable to find it on the thread, unless the image has been deleted.