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  1. This test-bed aircraft! Ridiculously, but the answer was before eyes all the time! Where I looked? Serial planes NOT HAD R-3 missile between the fuselage and the engine! Production planes had a missile on the ends of a wing! B.R. Serge
  2. With 100 percentage confidence it is possible to tell about it if somewhere in the book the primary source of this photo where it will be written "Tests of rockets" is specified. So far everything that I have requested in Google by inquiries in Russian of "Yak-28 in LII", "Yak-28 to Akhtubinsk", "Test Yak-28" of results allowing it is unambiguous to identify this photo doesn't give. But high probability that it exactly photo of tests missile on Yak-28P. The Yak is in general in many respects difficult and somewhere a low-appeal subject. After war Yakovlev in many respects constantly I was late in comparison with competitors (it only seems that in the USSR there was no competition). Many planes weren't led up having not cured children's diseases, many were archaic designs as Yak-15, Yak-17, Yak-23. If Yak-25 (second) has got rather quite good responses, then Yak-28 and Yak-38 planes more than contradictory, received many offensive nicknames. Besides after war Yakovlev undertook both fighters, and passenger planes and helicopters, and light coherent / sports planes and the UAV and the landed artillery self-propelled cannons and for carrier AWACS aircraft.. naturally at such dispersion forces of defeats was more than success. Somewhere it was quite successful Yak-18 / Yak- 52 / Yak- 54 and quite good pass Yak-40 / Yak 42. Somewhere to please characteristics operational have been brought to flight characteristics as it was with not flown up Yak-140 which has lost MiG-21. About a level of difficulties and tasks hasn't allowed to make the normal plane, and the Yak-38 plane to normal and full-fledged Yak-141 which couldn't become on a wing in connection with the collapse of the USSR has turned out transitional. In a case with Yak-28P there was a set of factors, and outdated aerodynamic the scheme when Su-15 released later possessing the same radar possessed more best characteristics that has served as the reasons of creation of unsuccessful Yak-28-64. And commitment bicycle a wheel not convenient on operation on light planes of usual take-off. All this together with traditional privacy doesn't promote abundance of materials on Yak-28P. But the plane on the beautiful, in many respects become the business card of the Soviet Air Force in a 60-70a years. At the same time thanks to memoirs little-known in the West: L. L. Selyakov. "A thorny road in anywhere. Aircraft designer's notes." - M.: 4 - Voyenizdat's branch, M. 1997. and Adler E. G. "Earth and Sky. Aircraft designer's notes" the world behind the looking-glass of design office Yakovlev is known slightly more than for example of Mikoyan. B.R. Serge
  3. Forgive, but I not absolutely understand what you as the native speaker of Russian since the birth try to tell me? That I can't to read the word "МАКЕТ" written on a photo? And suddenly: http://translate.academic.ru/mockup/en/ru/ 2 mockup макет — engineering mockup — full-scale mockup — full-size mockup — installation mockup — mobility test mockup — provisional mockup — sectional mockup — static mockup Englsh-Russian aviation and space dictionary В.R. Serge
  4. Soviet missiles рainted in red/orange color this is or mockup: or missile for tested: B.R. Serge
  5. Were colour key: sand - whells from Attacker CMR dark grey - whells from Vampire Pavla grey - whells from Vampire Azur/SH/e.t.c painted - whells from Venom FB.4 CMR metall - calipers B.R. Serg
  6. "What' s cookin, doc?"(c), d B.R. Serge oc?
  7. The review in Russian in which you will see a photo of castings and also photocomparison Revell v.s Modelsvit and v.s Bilek: http://scalemodels.ru/articles/10550-obzor-Modelsvit-1-72-mig-21f.html And also discussion of this review at a forum: http://scalemodels.ru/modules/forum/viewtopic.php?t=67214&start=0 The model became on remained at the Kharkiv aviation institute MiG-21F. According to the statement of the representative of firm MiG-21F-13 will be made until the end of this year. As for visit of any plants by model magazines for the reporting from them, I am afraid it an unrealizable dream. Difficult and long to explain it why. So to say the local specifics connected with many factors including with the taxation. Model at me naturally available, month two B.R. Serge
  8. Correctly Mikoyan and Gurevich respectively the correct reduction "M&G" or "M and G" but it dissonantly because write MiG. In general "МиГ" and "Микоян и Гуревич" is the most correct! Not absolutely I understand what relation the jet engine from MiG-31 has to MiG-25? On MiG-31 jet engines of Solovev D-30 and on MiG-25 Tumansky R-15 jet engines are installed. These are different engines even on classification of Tumansky R-15 - Turbojet https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tumansky_R-15 Solovev D-30 - two-shaft low-bypass turbofan engine, officially referred to as a "bypass turbojet." https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Soloviev_D-30 There was one or several (I definitely don't remember) experimental MiG-25 for whom the D-30 engine according to the program MiG-31 was tested but it were not front planes. There were plans to re-equip everything MiG-25 with the D-30 engine but they remained on paper. B.R. Serge
  9. Hi, all! In the process of building of model Supermarine Attacker 1/72 from AZ model http://scalemodels.ru/modules/forum/viewtopic.php?t=69517&postdays=0&postorder=asc&start=0 within group building "Wings of the British Empire-2" http://scalemodels.ru/modules/forum/viewforum_f_204.html there was a question about the tire Attacker. Was the hypothesis reinforced by a photo that the main tire Attaker and Vampire are identical is stated: Whether someone can confirm this hypothesis data on the sizes of tire Attacker and Vampire from technical documentation on these airplanes? Possibly someone has samplings of buses of these airplanes? What will it give to modellers? If the hypothesis is correct, then for Attacker it is possible to use aftermarket tires from Pavla for Vampire: B.R. Serge
  10. Video about MiG-15 on russian: B.R. Serge
  11. Really, it is considered that this original production is from the USSR. A series of these models consisting from MiG-15, MiG-17, MiG-19 and MiG-21 was issued in the Soviet Union, in the city of Leningrad at the plant designated as a "MailBox 51". In Soviet Union MailBoxes was opened name military factories. (AREA 51??? %) These models were done by the aliens imprisoned in the Russian GULAG???!!!! %) ) Everything that is known of them - MiG-15 represents the bad copy Airfix or Polish PZW or all same Italian Coma. Whether other models from something were copied or were own developments so far it wasn't succeeded to establish. On memoirs of user Vladimir1:100 here: http://scalemodels.ru/modules/forum/viewtopic_t_51010_start_120.html He saw somehow in Russian Internet-auction "Hammer" MiG-19 of a certain Lion - is similar on Leningrad, up to the drawing on a box (only the sky orange instead of blue), but what is the firm whose she - isn't aware, the seller didn't give information. Generally this model if is collection value that more as a toy of the Soviet era, but not as model copy. More fully about models of own Soviet development it is possible to read in article here: http://scalemodels.ru/articles/7095-saga-o-krugozore.html and also on 21 pages of discussion of this article at a forum: http://scalemodels.ru/modules/forum/viewtopic.php?t=51010&postdays=0&postorder=asc&start=0 B.R. Serge
  12. Sorry! I really have misunderstood you! Thanks for the explanation! B.R. Serge
  13. I didn't know that Airfix GR.5 there two noses! And in what a difference between an early nose of GR.5 and a late nose of GR.5? Discussion was long ago therefore to be exact I should re-read all 10 pages of a branch about construction of that Harrier again. The colleague Kelly Johnson very carefully approaches questions as the geometrical accuracy of a prototype and its detailing in what you can will be convinced having looked at his ended building of F-94B: http://scalemodels.ru/modules/forum/viewtopic.php?t=48019&postdays=0&postorder=asc&start=0 and the building of F3D Skyknight which is conducted now: http://scalemodels.ru/modules/forum/viewtopic.php?t=63646&postdays=0&postorder=asc&start=0 If I am not brought by memory that is about remeasured nozzles and therefore about increased more than it is necessary their fairing. But my memory can bring me therefore let's me find it in a branch. B.R. Serge P.S. By the way, I have Hasegava Harrier GR.5 and GR.7 (Revell a re-box) together with aftermarket (including GR.5 nose from Quickboost) and also Harrier GR.7/9 from Airfix. If you accept comparative filming from the mobile phone that I can make them later certain time.
  14. I not absolutely understand sense of purchase of the whole model of the Harrier GR5 from Airfix to saw off to him a nose cone when there is just separate nose cone from Quickboost: And I don't share delights from new Harrier GR7/9 Airfix! As this building shows: http://scalemodels.ru/modules/forum/viewtopic.php?t=56081&highlight= http://scalemodels.ru/articles/9474-Airfix-1-72-BAe-Harrier-GR-7A.html there are a lot of problems... B.R. Serge
  15. And where here Warsaw Pact? 🤔The continuous domination of the western promotion and pop culture which is decomposing and ideologically harmfully influencing participants of a grupbild from the Warsaw Pact! 😆Where the leader of the Communist Party Britmodeller looks?🤔😆 In total most it is necessary to do! 😆😎Listen companions to the Soviet songs of the 70th years: 1.Georgy Sviridov. Time Forward 2.Samotsvety. My address is Soviet Union. 3.L.Leschenko. And Lenin So young! modern cover version from SILENZIUM 4..L.Leschenko. Victory Day .....and some pop music and lyric: A.Petrov.OST from Autumn marathon https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Autumn_Marathon A.Petrov.OST from Office romance. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Office_Romance : modern version DJ GRUV: V.Dashkevich. Sherlook Holmes Overture from TV film https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Adventures_of_Sherlock_Holmes_and_Dr._Watson_(film) G.Gladkov. OST from Gentlemen of Fortune https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gentlemen_of_Fortune Anna German. Hope. translate: http://www.allthelyrics.com/forum/showthread.php?t=64794 Аctually there is a lot of songs and compositions, but I have noted only what it is possible to call the best hits which listen and now. B.R. Serge