Mastercraft Collection: F-15B Demonstrator..
Wingspan: 8.1 inches
Length: 12 inches
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The F-15B was an F-15 Eagle modified as part of Short Takeoff and Landing (STOL) and Maneuver Technology Demonstrator (MTD) Program. Since it was designed to be a technology demonstrator, the F-15B was the first two-seat training F-15 Eagle made by McDonnell Douglas. This F-15 aircraft was also the sixth F-15 to roll out of the production line, and by the time it retired on January 30, 2009, it was recognized as the oldest flying F-15 plane. Not only was it used as the avionics testbed for F-15E Strike Eagle Program, the F-15B was also employed in the F-15 Advanced Control technology for Integrated Vehicles (ACTIVE) from 1993 to 1999. Shortly after that, this aircraft was also used, from 1999 to 2008, in the Intelligent Flight Control System programs.
This handcrafted model is painted in the same paint scheme as the original and is painstakingly built from Philippine mahogany by our skilled craftsmen. Perfect as a gift for any aviation enthusiast and history buff!