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Old 05-06-2004, 01:48 PM   #1
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Question Production sample photo: Dragon Wings 50043 "Dirty Dozen" F-15D Eagle

I found this at The Motor Pool (www.themotorpool.bigstep.com):

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Old 05-07-2004, 12:30 AM   #2
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it looks so "innocent" in the picture...

suddenly a line comes to my mind:
"we need guns, lots of guns"...but would be changed to "bombs, lots of bombs" (or missiles for that matter!)
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Old 05-07-2004, 01:16 PM   #3
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it looks so "innocent" in the picture...

suddenly a line comes to my mind:
"we need guns, lots of guns"...but would be changed to "bombs, lots of bombs" (or missiles for that matter!)
For an Air Superiority fighter, Dragon sure has their F-15 Eagles lightly armed. Then again, Gaincorp will probably go overboard with its Air Dominance F/A-22 Raptors!



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Old 05-07-2004, 02:27 PM   #4
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A true air superiority F-15 oughtta be either an -A or a -C, e.g., single seater. Back in the day when the F-15 was brand spanking new, the 2-seater was known as the TF-15 (as in Trainer of course). Suppose Dragon is taking the easy way out by sharing their pseudo-Strike Eagle mould. 'Tis for shame...waiting patiently for a good F-15A or C
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Yeah, I wanted a Kadena C as well. Don't know why they're doing one of their few D-models. Eglin is supposed to be a C.

I do believe we're going to get AIM-9 x2 and AIM-120 x2 for every single F-15 the release, regardless of how suitable it is. (AIM-120's in the earlier ghost grey scheme? Not likely) Oh well, at least there's the missile packs available.

PS--I sure hope we get droptanks.
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Old 05-11-2004, 02:44 AM   #6
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Dragon's F-15s all share the exact same metal mould.
the "pseudo "E" gets plastic add-on conformal tanks, while the single seaters get a different "neck" (look VERY closely at the back of the cockpit on the double seaters and you will notice a section of the fuselage made out of sth different than the rest of it, it is the replaceable piece to turn a double seater into a single seater!).

Talking about weapons, you would need at least two packs to correctly arm an Eagle, and have lots of spares for whatever other DWs you have. The underwing drop tanks are absurdly missing thought!!!!!!!

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