Furball Decals FD48-072: USAFE Mod Eagles
The F-15 Eagle has been in service since 1976 or so when the first 75-xxx planes were delivered to the 48th TFTS at Luke AFB. While now only the newest build planes are still in service, it is still a potent aircraft. The A-D versions have never been modified as fighter-bombers, a situation that occurred with the F-14 in its later years. In the mid 1980s, it was determined that the standard light and dark ghost grey camouflage was not effective enough and the scheme was chaged to the darker Mod Eagle scheme. This is what extant airframes are currently using.
This sheet covers the units in USAF Europe that flew or are flying with this scheme. There are fifteen options provided and those are listed below. All but two are F-15C aircraft.
-F-15C 84-0001, 493rd FS, Forward deployed at a Southwest Asia Air Base, 2019 (Decepticon logo on the nose along with “Starscream” in the crew name block
-F-15C 86-0164, 493rd FS, Forward deployed at a Southwest Asia Air Base, 2019 “Deadpool” in the crew name block
-F-15C 86-0159, 493rd FS, RAF Lakenheath, 2019. 48th Operations Group Boss Bird-F-15C 84-0015, 493rd FS, RAF Lakenheath, 2019. 493rd FS Boss Bird
-F-15C 84-0001, 53rd FS, Spangdahlem AB, 1997. 53rd FS Boss Bird with gray tiger stripes on the tails and “Bold Tigers” logo on the nose.
-F-15C 84-0009, 53rd FS, Spangdahlem AB, 1994. 52nd Fighter Wing Boss Bird
-F-15C 79-0078, 53rd FS, Tyndall AFB, 1992. “William Tell” Gunnery Meet jet with 2 Gulf War kill marks on the nose
-F-15C 84-0015, 53rd FS, Tyndall AFB, 1992. “William Tell” Gunnery Meet jet with 1 Gulf War kill mark on the nose-F-15A 77-0132, 32nd FS, Soesterberg AB, 1993. 32nd Fighter Group Boss Bird with “Wolfhounds” nose art
-F-15A 77-0096, 32nd FS, Soesterberg AB, 1993. Subdued light gray tail marks
-F-15C 84-0015, 53rd FS, Aviano AB, 1993. Operation Deny Flight
-F-15C 84-0001, 53rd FS, Aviano AB, 1993. Operation Deny Flight; 53rd FS Boss Bird
-F-15C 84-0019, 53rd FS, Aviano AB, 1993. Operation Deny Flight
-F-15C 80-0027, 57th FS, Keflavik AB, 1994. Conformal Fuel Tank Equipped
-F-15D 80-0056,57th FS, Keflavik AB, 1994. Conformal Fuel Tank Equipped
The sheet provides enough data markings for two planes. A full data placement guide is provided as well. Decals are superbly printed by Cartograf. If you like Eagles, you should pick up this one.
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