Beautifully moulded in the usual pale yellow resin,
Aires has captured all of the fine detail of the F-15 Eagle's intricate
The detail from the turbine through to the flaps of the
exhaust nozzle aperture has been faithfully reproduced. The exhaust
flaps are so thin they are almost transparent and will need to be
handled carefully during removal from the moulding block. The cooling
liner area within the afterburner does not have much detail as this is
coated with a grey/white ceramic coating to protect the metal, and the
length of the afterburner looks to be to scale.
Two nicely etched metal flame holders are included to be
inserted just after the turbine and will add to the exceptional detail
When the outer cover flaps were removed from the F-15 in
the mid 1980s it exposed all of the intricate workings of the exhaust
nozzles including the pushrods and bell crank assemblies. The bell
cranks have been finely cast into the exhaust nozzle while the pushrods
have been cast separately. The pushrods are very fragile and will need
some care in removal from the casting block.
Assembly is straight forward, but moderate modelling
skills will be required to use this detail set.
Even though the title is for the F-15E, I am certain
this set could be used on the F-15C kits as well.
Thanks to Aires for the review sample
Text and Images Copyright © 2005 by Mick Evans
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Last updated 29 June, 2005
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