Tamiya Models Mcdonnell Douglas F-15C Eagle Model Kit

(13 customer reviews)


Last updated on February 25, 2024 10:56 am Details
SKU: B000LFSPYC Category:


  • This kit includes 3 external fuel tanks
  • Includes APG-63 radar system in removable front nose section
  • 1/48 Scale Aircraft

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Additional information

Product Dimensions

15.93 x 10.7 x 4.6 inches

Item Weight

10.6 ounces

Item model number


Is Discontinued By Manufacturer



MMD Holdings, LLC

Date First Available

July 2, 2007

13 reviews for Tamiya Models Mcdonnell Douglas F-15C Eagle Model Kit

  1. Pete Santos

    I am an experienced model builder and have built a few Tamiya kits in the past. Was never that impressed to be honest but they are good. Worth the premium? Doubtful. This kit was awful. The parts fit was horrible especially the top and bottom shells of the fuselage. Missiles and drop tanks are the same. Very poor fit. Average detail on the parts.

    I just built a 1/35th Academy AH1Z Viper helicopter and it was amazing quality. Great fit, fantastic detail, lots of extras like etched parts and painting masks. I am currently building an old 1/32nd scale Hasagwa F-16C and it’s superior to this Tamiya in every way.

    YMMV but I am very disappointed and will be reluctant to invest any premium on Tamiya products again if there is an alternative.

  2. A. L. Bird

    Very good model will be excellent once built and weathered

  3. Ronald Baluch

    Great kit for the price all parts are crisply moulded and details are Great the only thing that let’s it down is the burner can’s after market will make it excellent and some small additions you can make an up-to-date version!
    Lovely kit . REAPERS rule 493rd FS.

  4. Bradley white

    This is an older mold of tamiya(early nineties i believe). Tamiya is the pennicle of plastic models and is a AAA TITLE. They are well known in the model community as the best when it comes to fit and accuracy. This kit has its issues, but makes a great looking kit for all to see. The beginner can hone their skills on a kit that doesn’t need alot of work.. Watch the intakes as fitment isn’t great, but test fit,test fit,test fit always first to achieve correctly placement of intakes. It does lack detail in places like nozzles and seats.(I’d go after-market) but if not, as long as you the your time, this will be a great looking kit. You will have to putty and sand in some areas as intakes and between main wing and tail section. Not much, but a little if you want to hide the seam. Simple you can’t beat this kit for the money.

  5. John Hess

    Very nice…. Three drop tanks…. two choices of missiles which could use an update. It has thin metal rods in the landing gear which is an improvement on some other kits…. I also like that it has gear doors for either sitting on the ramp, or flying. The Tail decals (EG and FF) are essentially obsolete, however they are accurate for their period. It has the three stars for the Eglin bird that was a triple MIG killer. All things considered, this is a pretty good F-15C model. The fuel tanks and overall good fit makes this the best value C model.

  6. NoblarneyAmazon Customer

    Nice model of the F-15C but the cockpit and lame bang seat, just a straight up chair make this one a 3 on the scale.

  7. mr paul f coldwell

    excellent service, excellent product

  8. Stephen fisher

    Pure quality kit

  9. Tiny

    This kit came out in 1988, and was refit twice in the early 1990s – so the mold is really starting to show it’s age compared to the newer kits out there. Tamiya kits are well renowned for ease of assembly and excellent fit – and this kit doesn’t disappoint in that area – which shows how good Tamiya quality has been over the decades. That said, if you want an accurate and super detailed F-15C you’re better off looking at Hasegawa’s 1:48 Eagle.
    High Points – Most of the panel lines are engraved, but the tail elevators are oddly raised…. No flash whatsoever, and Tamiya even strengthened the landing gear with metal rods – just in case. The APG-63 radar is nicely detailed if you want to leave the nose cone off to show it off.
    Low Points – Accuracy on the Jet Nozzles is way off – and the general details on the panel lines are not as good as the similarly aged Hasegawa F-15C. The cockpit instrument panels are flat, and screams after-market if you want to doll it up.
    To sum it up, this kit is like the TV series Babylon 5 – It was great for its time, but has since been eclipsed by other manufacturers. If you are debating between the Tamiya F-15C and the Hasegawa version, go with Hasegawa – though you will have to spring for additional armaments to fill out the other loading stations. If you are new to model kits, it’s a good kit to break into the hobby with.

  10. THE Amazon_customer

    When ordering any Tamiya kit, I’ve found every one to be of very high quality. The fit and finish of all the parts is just about the best I’ve seen. I’d almost compare it to Bandai for fit! Highly recommend all Tamiya kits for any serious model builder

  11. Andrew Ewington

    Very good quality model especially for the money

  12. Bradley white

    This is not a typical Tamiya high detail plane. that being said, it is easy to build and does have panel lines. If you are a pro who likes to make the cockpit and landing gear bays so real looking that you could fly the thing is someone shrunk you, then you will be disappointed to know the control panels in the cockpit are flat and have flat decals for the detail.
    So I like doing that sort of thing, but this was still fun and easy to build. And it has enough detail to where it’s not just stupid.
    A beginner will love this model.
    5 stars if you know what you are getting and not expecting a fully detailed accurate model.

  13. ARBuilder

    Nice fitting with minimal flash, some of the parts assembly like the intake where a little head scratching. Took a little custom work to make sure the lower lips actually matchup with a smooth contour. I have no idea why they would manufacture it to be pieced together this way.

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