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I'm interested in modeling an F-15 with its intake ramps in the down position. It sounds as if Academy's F-15 is the best choice for this without doing some major surgery. Thoughts on the differences between their legacy F-15 C/D and the newer F-15C MSIP II and what would need to be done to modify either to an EARLY F-15A?
You know the only time the ramps are down is when the engines are running at idle, right? Doing them that way on a parked airplane that wasn't undergoing deep (hangar) maintenance would be something not seen in real life.
The ramps are typically (99%) in the up position when in static mode and engines NOT running. Unless you're doing and in flight or ground running display, there's no need to drop the ramps.
The Academy kit (like most of Academy's jet line) has some major shape inaccuracies. Monogram was mentioned as an alternative, but Hasegawa would be better. Note that Early F-15A Spoke wheels will be out soon.
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