Help with questions on F-15B/D and F-15E Eagles

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Help with questions on F-15B/D and F-15E Eagles

Joined: February 27th, 2005, 12:37 am

April 15th, 2018, 7:12 pm #1

I'm most likely going to be building an F-15B or D two-seat Eagle in 1/48. After searching several online hobby shops, it seems that they've become very rare, in ANY scale! I do have a couple of F-15 E Strike Eagles though....

So, my questions is: can I simply leave off the conformal fuel packs, pylons, and weapons from my Strike Eagle kit and essentially have a B/D Eagle? Note that I am NOT worried about the interior differences in the instrument panels; just the main exterior differences.

I would love to find an older Monogram/Revell/Academy (whoever) F-15B/D two seat kit; but have had no luck with the usual suspects (Sprue Bros., Squadron, Rare Kit Detective, etc.)

Thanks!
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April 15th, 2018, 8:06 pm #2

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Joined: May 11th, 2005, 3:32 am

April 15th, 2018, 8:35 pm #3

I'm most likely going to be building an F-15B or D two-seat Eagle in 1/48. After searching several online hobby shops, it seems that they've become very rare, in ANY scale! I do have a couple of F-15 E Strike Eagles though....

So, my questions is: can I simply leave off the conformal fuel packs, pylons, and weapons from my Strike Eagle kit and essentially have a B/D Eagle? Note that I am NOT worried about the interior differences in the instrument panels; just the main exterior differences.

I would love to find an older Monogram/Revell/Academy (whoever) F-15B/D two seat kit; but have had no luck with the usual suspects (Sprue Bros., Squadron, Rare Kit Detective, etc.)

Thanks!
Which I heard was more of a b/d
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Joined: October 30th, 2011, 2:45 am

April 15th, 2018, 10:18 pm #4

I'm most likely going to be building an F-15B or D two-seat Eagle in 1/48. After searching several online hobby shops, it seems that they've become very rare, in ANY scale! I do have a couple of F-15 E Strike Eagles though....

So, my questions is: can I simply leave off the conformal fuel packs, pylons, and weapons from my Strike Eagle kit and essentially have a B/D Eagle? Note that I am NOT worried about the interior differences in the instrument panels; just the main exterior differences.

I would love to find an older Monogram/Revell/Academy (whoever) F-15B/D two seat kit; but have had no luck with the usual suspects (Sprue Bros., Squadron, Rare Kit Detective, etc.)

Thanks!
Someone just listed a -E on Plane Trading...N/T
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Joined: February 27th, 2005, 12:37 am

April 16th, 2018, 12:19 am #5

Not keen on spending that much for a model to built and given away.....especially if there's not that much difference between the variants externally. Thanks for the link though!
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Joined: February 27th, 2005, 12:37 am

April 16th, 2018, 12:21 am #6

Someone just listed a -E on Plane Trading...N/T
Saw that, but that's one I already have....
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Joined: May 11th, 2005, 3:58 am

April 16th, 2018, 1:09 am #7

I'm most likely going to be building an F-15B or D two-seat Eagle in 1/48. After searching several online hobby shops, it seems that they've become very rare, in ANY scale! I do have a couple of F-15 E Strike Eagles though....

So, my questions is: can I simply leave off the conformal fuel packs, pylons, and weapons from my Strike Eagle kit and essentially have a B/D Eagle? Note that I am NOT worried about the interior differences in the instrument panels; just the main exterior differences.

I would love to find an older Monogram/Revell/Academy (whoever) F-15B/D two seat kit; but have had no luck with the usual suspects (Sprue Bros., Squadron, Rare Kit Detective, etc.)

Thanks!
So I believe you can build the Revell F-15E as a D without the pylons & weapons.

HTHs,
Steve Sliger
Greenwell Springs, LA
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April 16th, 2018, 3:52 am #8

I'm most likely going to be building an F-15B or D two-seat Eagle in 1/48. After searching several online hobby shops, it seems that they've become very rare, in ANY scale! I do have a couple of F-15 E Strike Eagles though....

So, my questions is: can I simply leave off the conformal fuel packs, pylons, and weapons from my Strike Eagle kit and essentially have a B/D Eagle? Note that I am NOT worried about the interior differences in the instrument panels; just the main exterior differences.

I would love to find an older Monogram/Revell/Academy (whoever) F-15B/D two seat kit; but have had no luck with the usual suspects (Sprue Bros., Squadron, Rare Kit Detective, etc.)

Thanks!
Email sent --- nt
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Joined: March 15th, 2007, 12:07 am

April 16th, 2018, 11:03 am #9

I'm most likely going to be building an F-15B or D two-seat Eagle in 1/48. After searching several online hobby shops, it seems that they've become very rare, in ANY scale! I do have a couple of F-15 E Strike Eagles though....

So, my questions is: can I simply leave off the conformal fuel packs, pylons, and weapons from my Strike Eagle kit and essentially have a B/D Eagle? Note that I am NOT worried about the interior differences in the instrument panels; just the main exterior differences.

I would love to find an older Monogram/Revell/Academy (whoever) F-15B/D two seat kit; but have had no luck with the usual suspects (Sprue Bros., Squadron, Rare Kit Detective, etc.)

Thanks!
If I recall right, the "Mud Hens" have a beefer gear than earlier versions to handle the additional weight. The Forward doors on the main gear is bulged to accommodate the larger wheel and tire. Some "e" kits show it, some don't. You'll have to either sand them down or if they are separate piece replace the door with one from an A?C. There are also some antenna differences due to different avionics.
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Joined: February 6th, 2006, 1:00 pm

April 17th, 2018, 4:04 am #10

I'm most likely going to be building an F-15B or D two-seat Eagle in 1/48. After searching several online hobby shops, it seems that they've become very rare, in ANY scale! I do have a couple of F-15 E Strike Eagles though....

So, my questions is: can I simply leave off the conformal fuel packs, pylons, and weapons from my Strike Eagle kit and essentially have a B/D Eagle? Note that I am NOT worried about the interior differences in the instrument panels; just the main exterior differences.

I would love to find an older Monogram/Revell/Academy (whoever) F-15B/D two seat kit; but have had no luck with the usual suspects (Sprue Bros., Squadron, Rare Kit Detective, etc.)

Thanks!
Another difference is the rear cockpit. The E is completely different than the B/D. You'd have to scratch build the IP and side panels.
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