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Aardvark last won the day on September 22 2019

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  1. Michael, what are these other resources? I just looked at Yakubovich yesterday, he also refers and gives this MAP table. Thus, in two Russian sources the information coincides! Need waiting this book: https://store.alexv.ru/ https://zen.yandex.ru/media/lystseva/mig-polet-skvoz-vremia-5e6775950da66b2a8138b243 Yes, it’s "expensive - rich", and shipping 6 kg will cost a lot, but the team of authors in Russian aviation circles has more authority than Yakubovich and Gordon. It’s just that in other countries of the Warsaw block there were airbases of the USSR unlike Bulgaria! To create an air base for the sake of the tasks that the three MiG-25 solved, to keep personnel there, was devastating even for the USSR. But return to Poland MiG-19S. Yakubovich write: "First supersonic Poland fighter was MiG-19S, show society republic July 22, 1959 , then the MiG-19P and MiG-19PM interceptors entered service." P.272. N.Yakubovich "Mikoyan combat aircraft" Moscow "Yauza""EXMO" 2009 ISBN 978-5-699-34100-9 Thus, you need to see Polish sources for July 22, 1959 (+ a week or a month), or newsreels for this period, maybe this mysterious MiG-19S will be there. My hypothesis next - it's was Soviet MiG-19S with Poland insignia aircraft showing society after then Poland insignia deleted, Soviet insignia return applied. Everyone is happy! But it's just my personal hypothesis! B.R. Serge
  2. WOW, firstly I think - Anglia - Англия - "Russian here!" but https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anglia "Anglia may refer to: Places • The medieval Latin name for England, similarly found in several other languages" It turns out in Russian, the medieval Latin name of England is still used! I do not quite understand if the "Hunter’s diorama is supposed to be parked at the motel with the motel" or just Hunters without the motel? About Hunter in 72nd scale. Only one Hunter F.Mk.1 maked in 72nd scale it's FROG/NOVO/E.t.c., but this best model for 60-years because contain only 17 pieces! Ofcource to bring this Hunter to modern standards of modeling You will need a lot of time, effort and skill ...at least You should be able to rescribe the panels line. Therefore, if You want to get an acceptable Hunter at 72nd scale without spending time, You need conversion Revell from Hunter F.Mk.6 to Hunter F.Mk.1. For basic conversion You may use: Blackbird Models | No. BMA72020 | 1:72 conversion set Hawker Hunter F.1/2/4/5 https://www.scalemates.com/kits/blackbird-models-bma72020-hawker-hunter-f1-2-4-5--1024507 or Wolfpack design No. WP72031 | 1:72 conversion set Hawker Hunter F.1/2/4/5 https://www.scalemates.com/kits/wolfpack-design-wp72031-hawker-hunter-f1-2-4-5-conversion-set--208208 or also probably You may use Upgrade for the first prototype of HAWKER HUNTER + vacu canopy + decal sheet kit Pavla Models | No. U72-68 | 1:72 https://www.scalemates.com/kits/pavla-models-u72-68-upgrade-first-prototype-hawker-hunter-vacu-canopy-decal-sheet-kit--153123 You also may use other detal set - photoetched, resin set ( wheel, wheel bay, cockpit, ejection seat, e.t.c), vacuum canopy. B.R. Serge
  3. Production of MiG-19 family aircraft at USSR aircraft plants according to MAP statistics (USSR Ministry of Aviation Industry): Table published in book E.Podrepnyi "Stalin’s Jet breakthrough". But....but reference "2" on page is a quote from Aviation History magazine, 1999 # 2 article "First Soviet Supersonic" author article.....E.Gordon. B.R. Serge
  4. You wrote it now in the discussion where the topic starter lives in Krakow and the former (?) employee of the Krakow Aviation Museum! Michael, I’ll look at what I have on this subject, maybe Podrepnyi has something in "Stalin’s Jet Break". Despite the fact that I have one MiG-19PM walkaround in my asset, and I plan to photograph another MiG-19S someday, I paid little attention to this aircraft. The MiG-19 is a slightly underestimated aircraft in the USSR, so there was no serious research about it. But maybe the answers to your questions are in the new MiG encyclopedia? I don't know. B.R. Serge
  5. In WW2 fighting on Soviet side I-5 (1929) SB (1934) e.t.c. but this absolutely does not mean that these planes fought in the first line until the end of the 2WW. Perhaps in the Western countries they take blind people for flying on a fighter, but for the USSR Air Force the pilot should have had 100% vision. By the way, that’s why I had no chance of becoming a fighter pilot. Therefore the phrase about "eagle-eyed" it makes me some associations with propaganda cliches. Maybe we can do without them in the discussion? Excellent! So we can see these shoot from gun camera, and the Aardvark will be disgraced! Where is the photo? And what did he have to write, that they attacked the Chinese without reason, shot down one of them, and then go to the tribunal? "Overall, Dorr's 60-year career of writing about the Air Force and aviation included about 80 books. His best seller, at about 100,000 copies, was "Desert Shield: The Build-Up: The Complete Story," published in 1991, he said. His worst seller, at about 400 copies, was a later book about Army history. Dorr also wrote about 6,000 magazine articles and 2,000 newspaper columns." 80/60=1,3 book in the year.... 6,000/60=100 magazine articles in the year.... 2,000/60=33,33newspaper columns in the year.... + detective novels.... that is, on average, this author did in a year 1,3 book+100 magazine articles+33,33 newspaper columns....Seriously? Should I seriously consider this author an authoritative researcher? However, I do not comment on the fact that he was an employee of the US State Department. O.K. leave statistics and the US Department of State alone....can i see: - shoot from gun camera; - description of this battle from Chinese sources? - Chinese documents confirming the downing or damage of the MiG-9? No? Then this story for me from cycle: and B.R. Serge
  6. Ofcource, therefore I write because this incidents: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blue_House_raid https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/USS_Pueblo_(AGER-2) e.t.c. says: "Nothing is over!". But this only incident's, not a full scale war. I think it's possibly misidentified MiG-15, because for 1955 year even MiG-15 was obsolete type for Soviet AF, for PLAAF China Wikipedia writes the following: https://zh.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/米格-9戰鬥機 "As the air forces of the Republic of China continued to deliver air strikes against Shanghai and other cities in mainland China, the Soviet air forces sent four MiG-9 divisions* to a station in Shanghai since November 1950. Cities like Beijing and Guangzhou, but soon replaced by the MiG-15, all MiG-9 aircraft were transferred to the PLAAF in 1951. However, due to the short flight, this aircraft was used mainly for training pilots familiar with the operation of jet fighters, and the PLAAF used it until 1956." What can I interpret as a "MiG-9 training fighter in PLAAF". Therefore, the whole story for me looks as if someone from the luftwaffe in his memoirs published after the war would write something like: "when in 1945 I flew over Berlin on my Ta-152H, I was attacked by a single I-16 type 29"! B.R. Serge ______________ * - absolutely unknown page in MiG-9 history for me!
  7. Light Grey/Light Blue scheme as on BAe Hawk Mk.200 ??? ....also desert scheme BAe Hawk Mk.200 interesting... As idea... B.R. Serge
  8. But how? MiG-9 Performance Maximum speed: 864 km/h (537 mph, 467 kn) at sea level Maximum speed: Mach 0.7 910 km/h (570 mph; 490 kn) at 4,500 m (14,764 ft) Mach 0.74 Never exceed speed: 1,050 km/h (650 mph, 570 kn) / Mach 0.85 F-86 Performance Maximum speed: 687 mph (1,106 km/h, 597 kn) at sea level at 14,212 lb (6,446 kg) combat weight 678 mph (589 kn; 1,091 km/h) / M1.02 599 mph (521 kn; 964 km/h) at 35,000 ft (10,668 m) at 15,352 lb (6,964 kg) at sea level 597 mph (519 kn; 961 km/h) at 21,148 ft (6,446 m) 597 mph (519 kn; 961 km/h) at 21,148 ft (6,446 m) 599 mph (521 kn; 964 km/h) at 22,835 ft (6,960 m) .....how??? F-86 have superiority over the MiG-9 in the entire range of heights? How could the MiG-9 get away from the F-86? 1954? 1955? ...hot phase Korean war ended in 1953, no? ......no comment, just classic Russian art: Vasily Perov "Hunters on a halt." 1871 B.R. Serge
  9. No need to quarrel over trifles! Just say and write - "forsage"! I don't know how and what need say.....but I know what to wear before this difficult talk and I probably would have visited a lawyer before such a conversation and made a will! Just in case! Is the arrangement of the devices the same with the F-4E or does it have any specific differences inherent only in the Japanese version? B.R. Serge
  10. Maybe some help: 1. Scratchbuild 1/72 Yak-42 "Donbassaero": http://scalemodels.ru/articles/10777-samodel-1-72-k-42-donbassajero.html perhaps it was on him that I flew in 1988 when he could still be in AEROFLOT. 2. Good review Amodel 1/72 Yak-42D: http://scalemodels.ru/articles/12029-Amodel-1-72-k-42d.html Discussion about review: http://scalemodels.ru/modules/forum/viewtopic_t_73762.html In review interesting text with photo about Yak-42D "Orel-Avia": "There is one coloring option in the set - Orel-Avia airline. Board RA-42435 A plane with an interesting story. Released in 1993, the first operator of Orel-Avia. In 1997, he flew at Vnukovo Airlines, then at Bykovo-Avia, from 1999 to 2004 he was leased at Moldavian Airlines (made flights to Amsterdam). Finished his career at Alania Airlines - flew until 2009. Currently written off and cut. One of the latest photos - in the parking lot in Kazan" B.R. Serge
  11. The building in the 90s of exactly the same variant FW190A-5 Walter Novotny took me about half a year (!), but it was the conversion of Revell FW190A-8 to FW190A-5 using the decal "Travers" (predecessor "Begemot"). B.R. Serge P.S. I saw an encrypted prompt related to Russia: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sekonda
  12. ???? It's strange, because all Soviet AF MiG-9 was overall grey. MiG-9 were not very long in service in order to repaint them. I think all camouflage MiG-9 it's museum art ..... but....but have mysterious Soviet Naval MiG-9 from Far East! According to textual recollections, they had not only not a standard dark color, but also unguided rockets under the wing. No photo of these MiG-9s has yet been found. Perhaps these Soviet Naval MiG-9s could be camouflaged and in this form could go to China. But this is just my guess. B.R. Serge P.S. Skeptics will require verification of this book in the ultraviolet and infrared spectra !!! Suddenly, the text about the presence of Pe-2 in China is printed with ultraviolet ink or watermarks?
  13. .... continue to get acquainted with Russian literature on this issue .... Evolution of the views of the same author in time.... "Diving bomber Pe-2" Author: V. Kotelnikov, O. Leiko Publisher: Moscov Aviation Institute Year of publication: 1993 "some Pe-2 exports to China" "Diving bomber Pe-2 (Aviation collection 2019-09)" Author: V. Kotelnikov Publisher: Modelist-Konstruktor Year of publication: september 2019 "Not found official documents about export Pe-2 to China" ....which V.Kotelnikov to believe? "V.Kotelnikov 1993" or "V.Kotelnikov 2019"? But so far, "V.Kotelnikov 2019" is the only one who wrote that no official documents were found on Pe-2 shipments to China. B.R. Serge
  14. But it's not for Yellow Cab Taxi Fairey Large? (there should be a photo London Yellow Cab Taxi, but they are all with limited use by copyright ☹) B.R. Serge
  15. From Donetsk to Adler in 1988, classic AEROFLOT, in compassion with An-24 which I'm also flying from Donetsk to Adler , but in 1983 it's was as ground vs sky. And, yes, I also remember this: was smoke and frozen air....also interesting was entering landing over Black Sea. I'm also not sure that it was the Yak-42D, probably I flew the usual Yak-42. B.R. Serge
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