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MiG-25 RB Foxbat at Cairo West 1971 ICM 1/48

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MiG-25RB  Foxbat 

Cairo West 1971  

 

ICM 1/48

Begemot Decals

Master pitot

Work in progress thread:

 

I want to do a very early  Foxbat, a Soviet Union operated one that actually saw action! not so many options here ;)

 

so I am going to build one I was inspired by the Arab MiGs book series by Harpia publishing on Foxbats operated in more or less secrecy over Sinai Israel/ Egypt by the Soviet Union. To gather intelligence and to test their new promising  fancy Mach 2.8 equipment operationally, 4 planes (2 Rs and 2 RBs) were sent. They were operated initially with Egyptian markings! (that did not withstand the heat of prolonged super sonic flight well and had to be repainted often) 

Additional info and clearer photos are available in Yefim Gordon's MiG-25 book.

 

Begemot Decals provide adequate markings , not that there is much of them though... ;)

 

some changes had to be made to the currently boxed sprues in order to build a very early R/ RB namly the intake lip has to be shortened and the para-brake housing changed. The nose provided is the correct one :):)

in the meantime ICM also released the early RB, even with bombs for the prototypes.... so maybe, just maybe....

 

 

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her current home ;)

 

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as stated already, 

excellent kit, but big and impressive!!

very recommendable!

 

thanks for comments, 

WiP: here

 

cheers, Werner

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Great-looking Foxbat, with a really nice finish and attention to detail to be accurate for a very early R/RB.  Love that massive fuel tank too!

 

Well done!

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Nice! Mig-21 looks great too.

Regards,

David

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Best make some room in the cabinet, this will take a shelf by itself, great job werner, very nice model 

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Very smart indeed

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Oh, thanks everybody!

Yeah, big she is!

In the small display shelf, she does not even fit....

;)

 

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A beautiful build and you nailed the glazing sealing exactly. I live in hope of the two seater.....

 

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