Hobby Master HA4520 McDonnell Douglas F-15K 08-047, ROKAF, Eielson AFB., Alaska Oct.11, 2016 "Red Flag" 1/72
Hobby Master HA4520 1/72nd McDonnell Douglas F-15K 08-047, ROKAF, Eielson AFB., Alaska Oct.11, 2016 "Red Flag"
The F-15K Slam Eagle is a much improved variant of the F-15E Strike Eagle making it capable of carrying air-to-air, air-to-ground and air-to-sea missions. The F-15K and the F-15E have most of the same external components but the F-15K has an advanced radar with radar warning, electronic warfare and communication systems supplied by South Korean firms. The F-15K is also equipped with a Joint Helmet-Mounted Cueing System and capable of carrying Sidewinders, AIM-120 AMRAAM missiles as well as AGM-84 Harpoons and SLAM variants.
Red Flag Alaska 17-1 was the first RF-A for fiscal year 2017 and the last RF-A for 2016 and took place between October 6 and October 21, 2016. The exercise was originally called “Cope Thunder” but was re-designated Red Flag-Alaska in 2006. The exercise has 67,000 square miles to perform simulated combat sorties. RF-A allows U.S. and international units such as the RoKAF to work and learn together. Ground and maintenance staff as well as communications and surveillance teams also get to hone their skills.