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Aardvark

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  1. Almost nothing about military technic, but many colour high-quality photo about life in Soviet Union, 1952-1954 years. "Prologue. The Manhoff Archives": https://www.rferl.org/a/the-manhoff-archive/28359558.html "Part 1: Stalin's Funeral - The Manhoff Archives": https://www.rferl.org/a/manhoff-archive-part-one-stalins-funeral/28359561.html "Part 2: City Life - The Manhoff Archives": https://www.rferl.org/a/manhoff-archive-part-two-city-life/28378660.html "Part 3: On The Road - The Manhoff Archives": https://www.rferl.org/a/manhoff-archive-part-three-on-the-road/28406244.html "Epilogue: Spy Or Artist? - The Manhoff Archives": https://www.rferl.org/a/manhoff-archive-part-four-spy-or-artist/28419036.html The spirit of the era is well spotted on these photos. B.R. Serge
  2. UTI not interesting for my, because l little know about construction this aircraft. It's trainer, it's not a fighter - not interesting for my. This flap interesting my for 1:72 Modelsvit I-320 installed. B.R. Serge
  3. Maybe in photoetched mistake and she maked airbrakes as on ordinary MiG-15? MiG-15 and MiG-15bis have differences exactly in airbrakes! B.R. Serge P.S. What dimensions (length, width) photoetched flap? This is for one of my projects needed.
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    1/72 - MiG Ye-2A by A&A Models - released

    My E-2A maybe will have after this sunday. He has been waiting for the caravan since October 2018... Therefore, I froze the assembly of my MiG-21F. Will arrive, I will consider in detail. It will not come, then it will come sometime together with MiG-21F-13 .... or together with MiG-21F-13 and E-5 if I decide to buy E-5 ... My suppose, that this number "21" was already painted in Kazan, and the plane with this number was not in flight. Have poor quality photo this aircraft from some book on the MiG-21. Stripes on this aircraft, show that this is a testbad aircraft. Such strips are usually applied for filming, therefore it is possible that the filming of this aircraft has been preserved in the archives. It would be interesting to see the photo of Kazan E-2A immediately after it entered the training hangar .... maybe there was some number on it, but the technical stencil are still original there. And maybe in future someone will make a photo of the E-2A from Moscow aviation technical school. B.R. Serge
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    Short Jokes III - Worst in the Series

    - On the new moon you need to show the coin to the Moon and say: "Moon, darling, give me money full purse!" - Minister of Finance, do you have any other ideas for overcoming the crisis? B.R. Serge
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    A&A Models Ye-5 and Ye-50

    To help: I'm wondering if I should buy it. On the one hand, there was a small series of 10 aircraft, on the other hand, conventionally an E-2A with a delta wing, sort of like the missing evolutionary link of the MiG-21. Interesting, for me only with its unusual paint ala F-15E, but it is unknown what that paint was.... I don’t even know ..... besides there was an experimental ejection seat for which there is no data, except that subsequently it evolved into ejection seat type SK. B.R. Serge
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    1/72 - MiG Ye-2A by A&A Models - released

    This is a surprise for me, but it turns out that two E-2A in the prepared form are still alive. One E-2A from Kazan in good condition. More photo: https://orbicraft.livejournal.com/12841.html This photo him cockpit: more photo: https://orbicraft.livejournal.com/36028.html Other E-2A from Moscow in a Moscow aviation technical school, as say in poor condition, but I have not yet found his photo on the Internet. B.R. Serge
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    MiG-21F-13 72nd scale Modelsvit

    I don't know as far as it is https://military.wikireading.ru/26467 hard evidence, but I translate this Russian text with Google translate for You: "MiG-21F-12 The MiG-21F-12 was a special export version of the MiG-21F-13 fighter designed for Finland. Finland became the first non-member organization of the Warsaw Treaty Organization to receive MiG-21st. The first ten MiG-21F-12 landed at the Finnish Kuopio airbase on April 6, 1963. The 31st Finnish Air Force Fighter Squadron was based in Kuopio. The first batch of ten aircraft was followed by the second of 12 fighters. In service with the Finnish Air Force MiG-21F-12 remained until January 17, 1986, when they were replaced by late modifications MiGs. During operation in the Finnish Air Force, four MiG-21F-12 crashed." This is not the only source where I read about it, I will try to find more publications about it. But if you need armored arguments in the form of design documentation or foreign economic international contracts between the USSR and Finland where the name MiG-21F-12 would be, then you are right, I haven’t met that yet. B.R. Serge
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    MiG-21F-13 72nd scale Modelsvit

    What a ridiculous and pathetic hysterics .... in which mixed, in a bunch..... some mythical terrorists....some mythical sales.....Modelsvit .... but with absolutely nothing about the MiG-21F-13 ! And interesting moment.....he has no desire to discuss, but he actively quotes, asks questions .... so funny! B.R. Serge
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    MiG-21F-13 72nd scale Modelsvit

    Troy, do not worry, the author of the question tried to be a "world expert" and troll me a little bit....but it turned out as always ..... besides, he was probably banned on Facebook Modelsvit, if he could not ask them this question directly: or maybe is there a Top secret Facebook discussion on this link in which only a select user of Britmodeller is available? B.R. Serge
  11. In close positions, guns and gun bay cover are inside gun bay without gaps? If Yes, then maybe use magnetic? Iron stripes inside gun bay as frame imitation & magnet inside gun. For imitation cable gun bay use thin synthetic wire. If guns and gun bay cover are inside gun bay with gaps, then need sanding gun bay cover, but if gaps biggest, then only opened position....or maked new scratchbuild interior gun bay... B.R. Serge P.S. Magnet, how it's work in modelling? In the submarine I did this: Up from stand: Up with stand: Two magnet under white polystyrene square: Iron ring:
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    MiG-21F-13 72nd scale Modelsvit

    On Facebook in discussing, Modelsvit wrote that in the next year plans to re-box with Iraq version MiG-21F-13. B.R. Serge
  13. Polish Red 01 probably most colorful version Yak-23. But be careful, because my own experience work with MisterCraft decal say about problem with strongest & adhesive this decal. But this experience was over 10-12 years ago with FW-190A-5 & FW-190A-8 MisterCraft decals, maybe she going to light side the Force, since? B.R. Serge
  14. What color option did You decide to choose? B.R. Serge P.S. I knеw it!
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    MiG-21F-13 72nd scale Modelsvit

    Agree. Yes, I presumably know, what in the box MiG-21F-13 from Modelsvit, and My need this models, and I no longer need My MiG-21 Revell. But the buyer is in complete ignorance, the model in which box will buy, in this one: or in this one: ? Not to mention the fact that Revell as a trademark is known to many, but the Modelsvit ... Yes, Hasegawa 1989 catalogue with two pages about Shigeo Koike work & his art technology was cultural shock for many Soviet modeller's in those period. We had and have good aviation artists, but their school is more of a European type. From the point of view of bureaucracy, the MiG-21F-13 for the Finland was called in the Soviet designer's documents - MiG-21F-12. B.R. Serge
  16. You will not be able to hide the all beauty of this pilot under poor mistercraft Yak-23 canopy! Because Pavla maked vacuform canopy: And since you now know this, you will have to buy it! And we see the pilot! B.R. Serge
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    MiG-21F-13 72nd scale Modelsvit

    Not necessarily straight "Crash! Boom! Bang!" on the box. As examples, this good box art without explosive: or this with little fire: Look how play light & shadow on MiG-21F-13 box art from Revell & Trumpeter box art! But this not good box art: Yes, box art 1/32 have dynamic, there is a plot, but the overall performance is weak. But even a box art 1/32 is better than Modelsvit box-art, as for my taste.... Maybe this for economy? Then need maked box art in primitivism & late social realism style: (B.w. it's MiG-21F 1/72 box art too!) But, this way....what next style? MiG-21 in Cubism style, MiG-21 abstract art? Malevich's black square MiG-21? My short resume - this box-art not beautiful. B.R. Serge
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    MiG-21F-13 72nd scale Modelsvit

    After this box-art:???? Do they have money for graphic artists or do children in kindergarten draw them this box-art for MiG-21F-13? Inexpressive, non-attacking angle, weak surface study ......flat and tasteless .... background without any action and dynamics ..... for the Vietnamese version (?!) Sun flare all over the fuselage, but at the same time the wings, the fin and the stabilizer are dark, without the sun flare, how can this be? B.R. Serge
  19. My last scientific research show, what in Soviet Air Force don't used Goliath & Frankenstein as a pilot! They used more hi-tech bio-technology: But, it's "Top Secret!" B.R. Serge
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    A-Model 1/72 Yak-25M

    Not agree. As analogue Gloster Meteor close Alekseev I-211/I-215 for single seat and Alekseev I-212 for bi-place. But it's was a prototype. Probably analogue Yak-25 maybe was swept wing Meteor NF, but I don't know any project. Ha! Fresh issue Russian aircraft magazine "Krilya Rodiny" (Wing Motherland) published article about project balloon interceptor on base straight-wing Yak-25RV. But straight-wing Yak-25RV it's mysterious aircraft....maybe this was unsuccessful balloon interceptor, maybe recognized aircraft as Lockheed U-2 ..... about service no information. And again I don't agree. Next was Yakovlev Yak-27: which had time to release a small series as much as 5 examples. Here is his close analogue, perhaps called Sud-Ouest SO.4050 Vautour This can be considered a miracle, but out of 5 Yak-27 of this certainly ultra-rare aircraft, one survived to our days on a pedestal: At least he was alive as of 2012. But given the fact that this unique monument is located in a village in western ukraine, where anti-Soviet hysteria in the form of de-communization is very strong, there is a great danger that this rare aircraft will pass for scrap for money..... About model. 1.Cockpit interior was green, shadow closest with British interior green, but more greenish. 2. Ejection seat in model is good, but KK-2 from NeOmega or Pavla is best. B.R. Serge
  21. Whaaaaaat? This is how "Moscow Machine-Building Plant "Skorost (Speed) * ", conditional -" Post box company M-5050" https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yakovlev https://ru.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/ОКБ_имени_Яковлева where did the third prototype Yak-23: became ukraine? As written in many resources: "In March, the pilots of the 382nd Fighter Aviation Regiment of the 42nd Fighter Aviation Division, stationed at the Khankala airfield near Grozny, began retraining on the Yak-23. By the time the military trials began on April 1, 1950, the regiment's pilots had raids on this type of fighter from half an hour to an hour and a half. The situation was worse with the technical staff, the training of technicians was completed only in August by the end of the tests. 20 aircraft of the first series took part in the tests, on which by September 9, 2176 flights were carried out for a total duration of 990 hours and 39 minutes. Of them at night, 34 flights totaling 22 hours and 14 minutes." "In the Soviet Union, the Yak-23 is not widespread. In the years 1949-50, these fighters armed several air regiments of the North Caucasus and Volga military districts. Since July 1950, the export of the Yak-23 to the socialist countries of Eastern Europe began, and in the USSR the following year, the Yak-23 began to be replaced in parts with the MiG-15. By 1953, fighters of this type remained in the ranks; all of them were either written off or transferred to the allies in the socialist camp." https://ru.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Як-23 North Caucasus and Volga + Moscow & Saki (Crimea) for test prototypes. If the Yak-23 were in Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republics, it was only during the overflights from North Caucasus and Volga to Poland, Czechoslovakia, Bulgaria, Romania. B.w. prototypes have differences with serials aircraft. 1. Serials aircraft have more short rudder in height. 2. Serials aircraft no have fairing on the main wheel gear . 3. Very controversial moment. Perhaps the diameter of the air intake in prototypes and production aircraft was different. But it is not exactly. p.1 & p.2 You may see on photo serials aircraft & prototypes. How to recognize a prototype? I don’t know why, but Yakovlev’s jet prototypes always carried numbers on the fin! And model it's serial aircraft! What is the way out of the situation based on the presence of decals? May maked first serial Yak-23: who also has "red 01"....but this hybrid! It has a serial short rudder but have fairing on the main wheel gear. Photos of the Yak-23 combat aircraft of the USSR Air Force appeared only last year, but they have a difficult style of selection of numbers. But if You need Soviet AF Yak-23 and there is no desire to make a number, maybe it will help: B.R. Serge _____________ * - Rumour, when Mikoyan found out about this, he said: "This is a mockery, yes?" (MiG on Russian it's moments, instant...very speedy....Yakovlev plant have name Speed) ...thin armenian humor....
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    Tupolev Tu-128 Fiddler info

    John, this combination is undeniable! Tu-128 in her favorite! But with YF-12 and XF-108 the situation will be different! B.R. Serge P.S. You CF-105 first edition? P.P.S. Grey version La-250 as for my more interesting, but he without number and have strange insignia ( or bad over painted grey or this bad fotage)
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    Cats, they're taking over. Part 3

    Making series early & mid period Soviet WW2 fighter: on the right 72nd scale! In my opinion, he is now busy converting the early A-model Yak-1 to Yak-1b! Glued photoetched in cockpit? B.R. Serge
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    Short Jokes III - Worst in the Series

    Remember Space Jockey (Pilots/Engineers) from Aliens/Prometheus movie Ridley Scott: ???? Many fans of this movie are puzzled about how the movie makers could come up with such a thing? Perhaps I found the answer! Probably in childhood, one of the moviemakers built the old soviet kit 1/50 Yak-18 from KRUGOZOR , and its pilot: forever influenced their childish psyche! B.R. Serge
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    Tupolev Tu-128 Fiddler info

    Believe My, it's drawings from 2- 1997 "Aviatciya i Vremya" ("Aviation & Time") magazine, I have one. I have and YF-12, and XF-108, and Tu-128.... and CF-105, therefore, judging by their size, and not by who was lucky with the service and who does not. About lucky & service, in reality, Tu-128 role for 7 years earlier was to be performed by the La-250, which turned out to be too innovative, in addition, the La-250 appeared during the period when Khrushchev believed that the planes were outdated and the future was behind the missiles, however this was then a general trend. In addition, due to the fact that Lavochkin died, the La-250 was simply no one to bring to mind. Interestingly, the MiG-31 subsequently closed the way to the further development and modernization of the Tu-128. And the Su-30 tried to oust the MiG-31. But on paper there were more monstrous plans, such as interceptor version Sukhoj T-4P (Sotka) and Tupolev Tu-160P. But it seems they decided to make a new interceptor to replace the MiG-31. Corporate wars it such corporate wars... B.R. Serge
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