File Description: This is my second release for the FS community.
The F-15 S/MTD is a STOL variant of the all-weather tactical
fighter F-15 Eagle. While S/MTD stands for Short take off and landing
/Maneuver Technology Demonstrator, the actual plane has F-18's elevators
as canard wings and a two-dimensional thrust vectoring, which gives the
aircraft an exceptionnal maneuvrability. Developed as a technology
demonstrator, the F-15 S/MTD carried out research for studying the
effects of vectored thrust and enhanced maneuverability. The NASA has
modified an F-15 Eagle by adding canard wings and by replacing the
original engines nozzles by two Pratt & Whitney P/YBBN 20 Degree
two-dimensional thrust vectoring nozzles. The F-15 S/MTD can also
perform the famous "Pugachev's Cobra" maneuver. The same aircraft would
later be used for the F-15 ACTIVE (with three-dimensional vectored
thrust) and for the F-15 IFCS (with three-dimensional vectored thrust
and with improved avionic). Features all the basic animations
(retractable landing gear, steering wheel, working suspension, working
surfaces plus thrust vectoring nozzles and moving engines inlets) and
afterburner. Sorry, no VC.
Model made in Gmax by Thomas Lebel.