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  1. excellent model of the brute!!
  2. 1/72 "Lift Here" Resin Indian Navy, Shorts SA 6 Sealand, Cochin 1953. The Shorts Sealand has a special place in the heart of Indian Naval Aviation. The type was the first aircraft to be inducted after the establishment of the Directorate of Naval Aviation and training of Indian Naval Aviators. An order for ten of these amphibians was placed in 1952. The first Sealand INS-101 was handed over on 13 Jan 53 . The aircraft arrived in due course of time by February . The last of the Sealands arrived in Oct 53. The FRU, or the Fleet Requirements Unit was commissioned on 11 Mar 53 on the Sealand under the command of Lt Cdr YN Singh who had flown Martlets with the RN off Malaya.. The FRU used to operated from Cochin's airfield at Willingdon Island, then known as INS Vendurthy II which was soon rechristened as INS Garuda. The Sealand was in service for ten years until 1963, when it was phased out as new aircraft were inducted in service. The aircraft was phased out in 1965, after just over 12 years of service. Today a lone Sealand IN-106 survives and is on display at the Naval Aviation Museum, Goa . Fairly easy kit with huge detail but needs careful alignment of wing, engines and empennage. Windows are Testors clear glue. Decals are Bright Spark and Spares. The diorama is the kit box inverted on a picture frame with a printed tarmac and hand-painted sea wall. the sea is tissue crumpled and stuck with water and glue. then painted and layered with Future and then added with random stones and wood from the garden.
  3. Oh Bugger!! Yes all these were Cyrillic!!
  4. Yes all the ones built by HAL had english. However, bought out items like the gun sight, radar controls, ADF, R/T, IFF, the Undercarriage and flaps control panel, Ejection seat controls, Oxygen, the Compass. Rxternal stenciling was all english.
  5. The MiG 21 FL was simply the PF with the broad-chord fin (5.2 sq m) the first model to have it, and was given a new product number Izdeliye or Type-77. It had the derated R-13-300 engine, ADF without DME and no capability to carry the radar homing R-2s AAMs.The tail chute was dorsal ie; at the base of the fin and not below the engine. Also, it retained the forwarded opening canopy that was designed to encapsulate the pilot during supersonic ejections. It was the "Sports model" of all the versions. India received 197 FLs of which 38 were flyaway and the rest were built from 1966-74.
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