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Old 09-16-2019, 06:19 AM   #1
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I went to the store to only look for next one but this followed me home. I'm so happy with this.
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very nice. I have the first HM E release which is similar. Nice model.
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Wait, I thought the F-15E didn't have external fuel tanks? Wasn't this bird supposed to be the more streamlined variant of the F-15?
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Wait, I thought the F-15E didn't have external fuel tanks? Wasn't this bird supposed to be the more streamlined variant of the F-15?
The CFTs are lower drag than drop tanks, but when more gas is required it's not unusual for the F-15E to carry drop tanks as well.
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a great model and one i want to find soon, maybe HM will make some more hopefully not with some celebratory scheme like the last one
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I like the Slave I
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good for you but my name is not boba
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Hahaha! It's definitely better than an F15.
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The CFTs are lower drag than drop tanks, but when more gas is required it's not unusual for the F-15E to carry drop tanks as well.
Just curious, what's the difference in terms of looks?

Edit: I see it now.

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a great model and one i want to find soon, maybe HM will make some more hopefully not with some celebratory scheme like the last one
a lot are being sold here. the HM distributor in my country is near our place.
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a lot are being sold here. the HM distributor in my country is near our place.
Gary,..from Tiger Hobbies??
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Gotta love the F-15E. I have the AK one myself.
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a lot are being sold here. the HM distributor in my country is near our place. [IMG class=inlineimg]https://www.diecastaircraftforum.com/images/smilies/smile.gif[/IMG]
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No. I am from Philippines. The distributor is like a 30 min train ride from my place. &#x1f642;
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Gotta love the F-15E. I have the AK one myself.
That was my first plan. But it's like $10 more expensive. We also have LN here but maybe $50 more.
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Wait, I thought the F-15E didn't have external fuel tanks? Wasn't this bird supposed to be the more streamlined variant of the F-15?
No, it is the strike/bomber variant of the F-15.
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Old 09-17-2019, 04:32 PM   #16
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If there's anything problematic about the HM f-15e is that they left unused too many of the pylons and weapon stations. Which is problematic, because that's a key distinguishing feature of f-15e from other variants.


At least those stations are there unlike being completely absent on Dragons F-15E. But why doesn't HM use them all?



I keep having to go to the FOV f-15e even if it lacks the gun port.....lol...
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No, it is the strike/bomber variant of the F-15.



Well I already knew that. I just remember reading somewhere that the F-15 had a sleeker air frame than the C variant because it was designed for high speed bombing runs and sorties that require planes with greater maneuverability. And in situations like that, the USAF had to rely on planes that had greater flexibility than the F-15C (which even though was better suited as a dogfighter and air interceptor, it still lacked the capabilities of the F-16 Falcon and other such contemporaries like the A-6 Intruder and the F-14 Tomcat--which had become a formidable strike aircraft of its own) So the F-15E was developed which had a back seat bombardier, a sleeker air frame which offered a greater thrust-weight ratio, speed turning, and radar systems that were unmatched by any other F-15 variant in the USAF
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No. I am from Philippines. The distributor is like a 30 min train ride from my place. &#x1f642;
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If there's anything problematic about the HM f-15e is that they left unused too many of the pylons and weapon stations. Which is problematic, because that's a key distinguishing feature of f-15e from other variants.


At least those stations are there unlike being completely absent on Dragons F-15E. But why doesn't HM use them all?



I keep having to go to the FOV f-15e even if it lacks the gun port.....lol...
I believe I saw a post in the past about HM being advised on the loadout by either an F-15E crew member or some sort of adviser. That's probably why they don't use all the stations...also they probably save on costs that way.
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I believe I saw a post in the past about HM being advised on the loadout by either an F-15E crew member or some sort of adviser. That's probably why they don't use all the stations...also they probably save on costs that way.
These days the F-15E never uses all stations. Back in the Gulf War era with dumb weapons it did. HM are pretty much correct given the period and ordnance supplied.
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These days the F-15E never uses all stations. Back in the Gulf War era with dumb weapons it did. HM are pretty much correct given the period and ordnance supplied.
call me not impressed at all by HM's excuse
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If there's anything problematic about the HM f-15e is that they left unused too many of the pylons and weapon stations.

If there's anything problematic about the HM f-15e than its the unfortunate horizontal division line in the front.
Although there are even much worse examples than F-15 of HM-typical bad nose joint lines, such as SU-35/27/33/J-15, F-5, F-1, and the most horrible Mig-25, HM still has long way to catch up with impeccable Witty design.
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