Revell 1/144 F-15E Strike Eagle (with bombs)
- Product Name : Revell 1/144 F-15E Strike Eagle (with bombs)
- Product Number : 03972
- Manufacturer : Revell
The McDonnell Douglas (now Boeing) F-15E Strike Eagle is an Americanall-weather multirole strike fighter derived from the McDonnell Douglas F-15 Eagle. The F-15E was designed in the 1980s for long-range, high-speed interdiction without relying on escort or electronic-warfare aircraft. United States Air Force (USAF) F-15E Strike Eagles can be generally distinguished from other U.S. Eagle variants by darker aircraft camouflage, conformal fuel tanks (CFTs) mounted along the engine intake ramps (although CFTs can also be mounted on earlier F-15 variants) and a tandem-seat cockpit.
This kit was new tooled in 2011 and re-released in 2015 with the addition of bombs (namely AMRAAM’s Sidewinder’s and two sets of GBU-15 TV/IR guided bombs and GBU-10 Laser guided bombs.)
For a 1/144 scale kit, the level of surface detail is astonishing. I personally think the crispness along most of the thin edges in this kit is astounding too. If somebody chucked the sprues in front of you I have a strong feeling Revell would not be the first manufacturer that Popped into your head.
Let’s dive into the box…
- Beautifully crisp panel lines and a nicely moulded tiny cockpit for a 1/144 kit
- A large supply of stencil markings
- Pretty cheap for a decent kit (about £10)
- The specially added bombs do not look out of place or too flimsy
The not so nice bits…
- Small amounts of flash
- Next to no packaging included so parts are free to rattle around and snap
- Standard Revell colour callouts
- The exhausts are moulded on as one piece so weathering them and painting them correctly will be a challenge
For a 1/144 kit, this does look to be a little gem. I bought it really as a quick mojo build to rattle off before another bigger project and I think it fits that bill quite well.
I have said before and I’ll say it again, the panel lines and surface detail on this kit is special…good job done there Revell.
Apart from the little flash, moulding wise this kit doesn’t seem to have any issues.
Packaging and instructions…well its standard Revell but nothing I can’t work with!
For the price, this seems to be a no brainer for a quick and simple build.