Twobobs 48-023 for the F-15C Eagle

Unit: 58 FS/33 FW




Scott Van Aken

Hard to believe that the F-15 has been in squadron service for over 25 years, but it is still the most effective interceptor in the US inventory. Unlike the F-14, the F-15A/C has never been burdened by bombs and other ground attack weapons, the USAF preferring a dedicated airframe, the F-15E to perform that duty. Some say that the Eagle is to be the last of the 'Air to air only' aircraft developed with all subsequent designs being multi-role as with the F-16. Truly in a time when the weapons of the air are increasingly more expensive and fewer can be built, this seems to be where we are headed.

This sheet has three aircraft from the 33rd FW at Eglin AFB, all in the mod eagle paint scheme. These aircraft are all pretty normal as F-15s go, but one is a triple killer from the Gulf war and has those markings emblazoned on the nose section.

There are enough markings to do two planes and though not shown, there is a fragment sheet with the crew names and ACC badges given as layered decals for those who prefer to do that. I find that the color printing of the Eagles is way too dark and I cannot easily make out where the markings go on it. It would be much better to have these lightened up to the point where we can see where the decals go. It is also so dark as to make it extremely difficult to see the difference between the two colors of the camo scheme. Fortunately, there are other places where we can go to get camo and decal placement info (like other companies sheets) so it isn't an insurmountable obstacle.

Review sheet courtesy North American Hobbies, where you can get this sheet at 20-30% below retail.

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