The single-seat F-15C, together with the twin-seat F-15D, came as the second batch of F-15 Eagles. The aircraft officially entered production in 1978 with the first flight held in February. Simply put, the difference between the F-15C and the F-15A was "upgrade” - more than the usual variant-to-variant differences. McDonnell Douglas referred to the aircraft's first stage of modifications the Production Eagle Package (PEP 2000). This basically saw an increase in everything for the plane: an increase in bomb load capacity, fuel capacity, and maximum takeoff weight. It was also during this stage they equipped the F-15C Eagle with the APG-63 radar which spearheaded the use of a programmable signal processor (PSP). The PSP allowed the radar to be reprogrammed whenever new armaments or equipment are added to the plane. Ultimately, it was found that the PSP a good move thus more upgrades followed. In 1983, McDonnell initiated its F-15 Multistage Improvement Program. This gave the Eagles an upgraded central computer, a programmable armament control system, and the ability to fire better missiles. Modifications persisted continuously which ranged from radar changes to computer modifications.
Carved using high precision tools
Underwent several stages of fine sanding
Handcrafted Resin Model Airplane
Handcrafted and Handpainted
Comes with base stand ready to display
Comes with base stand ready for display