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  1. Just a 3 pages NOVO Vengeance building: http://scalemodels.ru/modules/forum/viewtopic.php?t=80259&postdays=0&postorder=asc&start=0 ...but results!!! B.R. Serge
  2. As I understand, on: http://adf-serials.com.au/ absolutely free download: http://adf-serials.com.au/newsletter/ADF Telegraph 2019 Summer.pdf in which many interesting about subject, especially on camouflage! B.R. Serge P.S.
  3. For those who, like me, have never been interested in F-4EJ, can we make F-4E without major modifications? Or will the story be repeated as with the F-4F from Revell, when on the way of those who wanted to make it the F-4E there were differences in the tail? B.R. Serge P.S. I’m just intuitively afraid that they will follow the way of Revell and everything will end on F-4EJ .....
  4. Sorry, I'm absolutely not expert on La-5, but as I know, CP maked nose part canopy with circle visor early series La-5, but on photo which You posting nose part canopy with flat visor last series La-5. Sorry but comparison canopy CP with this photo not correct. B.R. Serge
  5. Absolutely without any pretentious from me! I'm just only posting own my personal opinion as modeller, but with evidence available to me. But new future documents and evidence probably can always be opened after which those claims that were previously may be in doubt. Which confirms this topic by the way. B.R. Serge
  6. You can just Sergey, but Serge or Serega (crony) are also used, also use Seryi what translate on English as - Gray. I myself saw this only yesterday, despite the fact that the discussion states that this photo was shown at the TsAGI exhibition in 2000. As mentioned in the discussion on the link I gave earlier, probably Academician Buschgens https://ru.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Бюшгенс,_Георгий_Сергеевич ( I mentioned his here: actually rewrote the history of that period of TsAGI at his discretion. And as noted in the discussion, Bushgens was like the pirate Silver from "Treasure Island", Robert Stevenson, "everyone was afraid of him". Therefore, in the history of TsAGI there are many white spots. And apparently the study of swept wings during the war (during the evacuation to Kazan) this very big white spots. This model is probably the predecessor of both Tsybin and Bisnovat "5": http://airwar.ru/enc/xplane/5.html which is not surprising because: B.w. see this vertical panel line near canopy, probably ejected cockpit was projected on this aircraft. B.R. Serge (or Sergey, or Seryoga, or Seriy...O.K. Mr.Grey )
  7. Hi, gentlemen's! When I wrote: I meant cycle article "Colour Soviet Aviation" in "M-Hobby" modeller's magazine, where the period was considered starting from 20-30 years and ending with 50 years. For wartime period was this table with close equivalent Federal Standard and Humbrol. This table as a whole is confirmed by photographs of the shrunken “Catalog of NKAP* Paint Stains” of 1947, where it is the paint samples and not the printing industry. Of course you can say that since 1947 the colors in the album could change their color and become inappropriate for those colors that were during the war, this is possible. But in the same way, this is also possible with RAF, RLM, ANA colors. In any case, it is better to have a base at least something than not to have any and be guided by someone else's fantasies instead of official sources. Of course there are production compounds, the components are known, the percentage of the mixture, but the problem is that these are mineral mixtures. For example, how to determine from which field the “zinc khron”, which was part of the basic ground paint 4BO during the war, was mined, what specific technological processes were there when it was received in order to recreate the exact military color? It's a very difficult. Personally for me, when I compares fabric cover with paint black & green Yak-1b Kutsenko (served in the same regiment along with Litvyak) shot down over Stalino (now called Donetsk city, where I live) with samples of model paints, the greatest coincidence was with FS 34151 (I use GS from set "Interior colour" ) as indicated "AMT-4 green" in the article. Of course, the article is basic and does not consider all the nuances, but so far there is nothing else. But for details you's can also read this thread on the Russian forum: http://scalemodels.ru/modules/forum/viewtopic_t_954.html For "my"** fighter version Pe-3bis I decided as follows: bottom - all metal cover A-28m - Humbrol 23 (or analog Tamiya/GS) + little light blue all fabric cover AMT-7 - Humbrol 115 (or analog Tamiya/GS) top - all metal cover - FS 34151 from GS - any black. all fabric cover : - AMT-4 - Humbrol 117 (or analog Tamiya/GS) - AMT-1 any black. but this is my personal choice for fighter (!) version. B.R. Serge ____________ *NKAP - Narcomat Aviatcionnoi Promishlennosti - People's Commissariat of the Aviation Industry **- in fact, one friend of mine did not mind what I would do to him, his model, for his collection.
  8. Hi, all! I rarely visit this part of the forum, but today there is an opportunity to improve the situation somewhat! In this interesting "what if" discussion with @Marklo @Graham Boak @corsaircorp : I wrote that the Allies did not work on swept wings. But today, in this article: https://afirsov.livejournal.com/543039.html was show this photo: As is understand from the discussion on link, this model "typically fighter" with rocket engine on which worked in 2WW Kuznetsov and Bisnovat under the direction of Putilov, from the very beginning sharpened by supersonic flight. Then, according to the scheme of this aircraft, they made models (missile “drones” launched from the carrier), on which they received M = 1.18. Thus, I was wrong, work on swept wings during the 2MB period was not only in Germany but also in the USSR. B.R. Serge
  9. It seems to me shorter and higher, but this my opinion is based only on my visual perception, therefore it may be inaccurate. How modeller who in his life once, long time ago, building LaGG-3 1-5 series from TOKO, LaGG-3 35 & 66 series from Dakoplast, La-5 from VES, La-5FN from old KP and La-7 kitbashing from NOVO and KP, it's also interesting for me....but question about nose asked KSL whom many know as the owner and designer of the Vector company as well as a great expert on Soviet 2WW aircraft. What confuses him there and he himself will not understand, but something confuses .... B.R. Serge
  10. Not critical review just building: http://scalemodels.ru/articles/14178-Clear-Prop-1-72-la-5-Early-Version.html but in discussions topic: http://scalemodels.ru/modules/forum/viewtopic_p_1617800.html#1617800 have some questions about accurate: - nose part: http://scalemodels.ru/modules/forum/img_1617800_1589023360_1588503074_DSC03474.jpg.html - canopy: http://scalemodels.ru/modules/forum/img_1617775_1589018014_1588503074_DSC03474.jpg.html If with nose part questions debatable....but with a canopy it really seems like a mistake. Unless of course there were different versions of the canopy of the early La-5. I think, for order to create an accurate opinion about which of the La-5s is accurate, need a La-5 photo comparison from: - VES; - P&J; - CP; - future KP; - don't remember AML(?) then need to compare the difference with the drawings (what?) and the technical manual. Of course, such a comparison can only be made by a big fan of La-5, who has all these models, does anyone know such a modeller? B.R. Serge
  11. Some technical details about Infra-Red detector TP-23/TP-23M including in weapons systems MiG-23 here: B.R. Serge
  12. Well, in comparison with You, I am generally at the level of development of the amoeba as an expert ... But here You need to clarify exactly what weather conditions You target in the Boeing-747, because when You write about the MiG-23: Need some clarification from Russian resources about IRST in the MiG-23 - TP-23 and upgrade IRST in the MiG-23 - TP-23M: (many text translate with Google-translate, but this interesting text!) - about TP-23: "The TP-23 heat locator was used to detect air targets by the infrared radiation of their engines, allowing a covert search of the target day and night. Unlike the radar, which issued the fighter with radiation, the direction finder used a completely passive principle of operation. The geofizika developed by NPO was an optical-electronic device that provided an overview of the space and an indication of the location of air targets, followed by taking one of them selected by the pilot for auto tracking. The principle of its operation was similar to television-sighting systems with a line-frame survey of the space in the IR spectrum. The search for objects was carried out by a sensitive photodetector made in the form of an elemental mosaic from an alloy of antimony with indium. To increase the sensitivity of the photodetector, deep cooling with liquid nitrogen was used. The TP-23 window was made of optical ceramic plates forming a characteristic faceted fairing with an aircraft tray. The choice of the “necessary” object corresponding to the aircraft engine in terms of thermal radiation was made by the coordinator using spectral and spatial-frequency signal processing, he also gave target designation to the target coordinates. Information on the presence and position of heat-emitting targets was displayed on a glass-optical sight. A typical Tu-16 target was detected from the back hemisphere with a distance of at least 30-35 km. However, TP-23 could be used effectively only under simple weather conditions - dense cloudiness, precipitation fog absorbed thermal radiation, making its source inconspicuous for the device. In addition to the search for targets, the direction finder made it possible to direct the radar antenna and issue target designation to the R-23T thermal missiles. It was possible to attack in completely stealth mode without turning on the radar, with aiming according to TP-23. When the heat finder and radar were working together, the best conditions were created to overcome the jamming situation - one of the systems was immune to interference, whether it was radio interference or thermal traps, allowing you to choose the most suitable for attack mode of operation of the search and aiming system. TP-23 was installed on aircraft No. 0608 to No. 3508, from item No. 3509 it was replaced by an improved TP-23-1, which differed in the execution of the and a cooling unit in view monoblock. IR upgrade structure being followed on the plane № 3206." - about TP-23M: "The upgraded TP-23M heat direction finder (“Product 26Sh1”) had a 1.5-fold increased range of detection and auto tracking of air targets, which reached 45 km under targets like a Tu-16 bomber against a clear sky. TP-23M had higher accuracy characteristics not worse than 20 arc minutes and the speed of angular auto tracking of targets up to 6-8 deg / s, which increased the efficiency of passive location when working on maneuverable targets. Another advantage was its improved protection from natural interference (sunlight, clouds, the earth's surface), which made it possible, for example, to detect a target like the same Tu-16 in the lower hemisphere at a distance of up to 20 km. The role of the heat direction finder in the S-23ML system expanded: TP-23M could be used both for viewing space and targeting thermal missiles, and for preparing for an attack using a radar sight, performing a hidden approach to the target with the radar antenna pointing at the object and then turning on Sapphire "And instant capture of the target. During the tests, the capabilities of the TP-23M were revealed, even exceeding the expected ones. At the meeting with the military, the chief designer of the design bureau, G. A. Sedov, said: “In some cases, and not a few, new heat direction finders detected and captured targets flying 90 km away. In conditions of poor visibility, the range of the direction finder on the MiG-23ML plane is three times greater than on the MiG-23M plane. " It was possible to detect afterburners not only from the rear hemisphere, but also when approaching from the front - when meeting with the MiG-25 going towards the afterburner, the detection range reached 75 and even 120 km. Outwardly, the new heat direction finder was distinguished by a modified fairing with a trihedral toe from plates of optical ceramics. Since in the usual way the name of the TP-23M heat direction finder was given together with its designation as the product 26Sh1, with someone else's feed it got its wrong name - contamination of two indices in the form of TP-26Sh1. Despite the absence of such a pattern in nature, the invented cipher was used on a par with the real one, including in the operational documentation — the pilot's instructions and technical descriptions." So, as You see detection distance 15-20 miles for some conditions were considered an excellent result on MiG-23! But did you classify it as IRST or as a complex consisting of laser + TV + IR? In addition, it is more than likely that the data Optic Location Station on the MiG-29 and Su-27 in the United States intelligence could be from agent CIA Adolf Tolkachev: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adolf_Tolkachev but it is not known whether they were brought to You in any form. B.w. about Sukhoj You are reading this book : "Samoilovich O.S. "Near Sukhoj. Aircraft Designer Memories"" This is the opinion of the leading designer Sukhoi Oleg Samoilovich https://ru.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Самойлович,_Олег_Сергеевич on what was happening there, including on the American aircraft industry. Yes, book is not translate on English: https://thelib.ru/books/samoylovich_o/ryadom_s_suhim-read.html but again Google translator. I assumed such an answer. Because the weapon system and design of the MiG-29, MiG-31 and Su-27 were originally designed for the use of Optical-Locating stations, that is, a place in the structure was reserved for them, the developers of the weapons system worked out the interaction of these stations with the radar, weapon systems in advance, and this quite a long complex and time-consuming process. And of course quite expensive! Therefore, I was somewhat surprised to see Your photo. Sven, it's interesting only for history, but this very interesting, because history system weapons it's very unresearched thematic. As an example, it is not clear what American radars were delivered to the USSR during the Korean War? Various sources claim to study the F3D or F-94B downed in Korea but there are no published official reports. An interesting moment with IRST F-8 and F-4, in all logical parameter they should have been fallen from Vietnam and they should have been studied in the USSR. But also there are not only any reports, there is not even a mention of this. Maybe something is known about this in the West? Maybe someone studying the TP-23 with the MiG-23 said: "Oh, I saw this instrument cluster on the F-8 or F-4!"? B.R. Serge P.S. My reply very long, therefore, some fragments will still be added to it. P.P.S. My posting complete!
  13. But many people think that I’m already on the dark side of the force, because from this topic it’s clear that I have not just cookies, I have a cake (!) .... well, was ....recently Therefore, Your opinion will not undermine the prevailing opinion in my head about swing-wings ...but maybe it’s a little shaky! B.R. Serge
  14. Give me a cat! Your cat is so dirty! I need to wash your cat! B.R. Serge P.S. A superficial analysis of Wikipedia https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aslan_(disambiguation) suggests that this name is most common among football players: "- Aslan Dashayev (born 1989), Russian footballer - Aslan Datdeyev (born 1973), Russian footballer - Aslan Doguzov (born 1991), Russian footballer - Aslan Dudiyev (born 1990), Russian footballer - Aslan Dyshekov (born 1987), Russian footballer - Aslan Dzeytov (born 1990), Russian footballer - Aslan Goplachev (born 1970), Russian footballer and coach - Aslan Kerimov (born 1973), footballer, most capped Azerbaijan National Football Team - Aslan Khuriyev (born 1984), Russian footballer - Aslan Mashukov (born 1984), Russian footballer - Aslan Zaseev (born 1982), Russian footballer" ....therefore, the fictional lion from the "Chronicle of Narnia" may be completely irrelevant!
  15. As probably someone's diorama plot. Last home Big Anti submarine ship "Kerch" https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Russian_cruiser_Kerch and the submarine B-380 (previously called "Gorky Komsomolets" and "Holy Prince George") https://ru.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Б-380 (From Wikipedia about B-380: "On December 14, 2019, the decommissioned large floating dock PD-16 sank with the B-380 submarine located in it. In the morning, December 15, 2019, the B-380 submarine surfaced on its own and lay down on its port side, resting its cabin against the floating dock in the South Bay of Sevastopol [10].") in Inkerman Bay: Resource: https://colonelcassad.livejournal.com/5850686.html B.R. Serge
  16. Sven, why i asked this question: because in Russian terminology this is called an "electron-optical locator", how I understand (but maybe I'm wrong) Soviet/Russian "electron-optical locator" contain three system inside: - laser; - infra-red; - TV; in fact this system standard radar duplicates when radar don't stability work from interference ECM. Therefore, I am somewhat confused in Western terminology... FLIR... IRST....how close this equivalent Soviet/Russian "electron-optical locator" name? Yes, I know about Lantirn e.t.c , but it’s pods, I mean why it wasn’t installed permanently like on the MiG-29 or Su-27, etc.? After all, if a stationary installation was tested on the F-16, why they refused it, because the pylon that is currently occupied by Lantirn, etc. could one free up for another system or weapon? Yes, a stationary installation increases weight, but on the other hand, a sub-installation is more susceptible to vibrations and disturbances from the air flow, for which it needs to be made more durable and therefore it must have more weight, in addition, it violates local aerodynamics. Can You explain these points to me? B.R. Serge
  17. mashed potatoes and boiled egg with semi-liquid yolk on plates, close fresh korean cucumbers with carrots and green onions,a little further pork sausages baked in the oven with greens (parsley, dill, spring onions, cilantro) fresh cucumbers and tomatoes, left of pork sausages, beetroot caviar, in the background peach juice and Corona beer...as written on this beer - The first beer with the Corona! B.R. Serge P.S. I almost forgot! Cake: ofcource home maked cake!
  18. Why? It would be interesting to hear Your opinion! It's not mе!!! Tssss ..... we will not tell the moderators about this! ....and if he comes to this topic, then let the strongest win in this dispute! In fact, for collection need two or three MiG-23: - MiG-23S - MiG-23MLD as first and last version for showing development MiG-23 ....and MiG-23BN for showing development progress MiG-27. ....that is, the Tu-160 and Tu-22M in the 48th scale do You still have ?! How about Sukhoj T-4MS ("200") and Sukhoj T-60 in 48th scale? B.w. in this year, probably, the Chinese will roll out their new strategic bomber H-20 ... it would be ridiculous if he uses the swept -wing scheme! B.R. Serge P.S. About the fighter version of the MiG-23 so far the most complete publication in Russian that I read: "MiG-23 fighter. To protect the sky of the Motherland" Markovsky Victor Yurievich, Prikhodchenko Igor Vladimirovich. a digital book can be bought for example here: https://www.ozon.ru/context/detail/id/143582207/ some pages for your reference: https://books.google.com.ua/books/about/Истребитель_МиГ_23_На_з.html?id=Llk6DwAAQBAJ&printsec=frontcover&source=kp_read_button&redir_esc=y
  19. WOW! The first time I see! FLIR and IRST are these the same systems or different? Why FLIR don't used on F-16 and F-15? B.R. Serge
  20. This is because for a long time it was the only Su-24 model without alternatives (I do not consider the vacuum form and other mainstream as an alternative), but with the advent of a very difficult and demanding in assembly VES / Stream , the Su-24M Dragon has not been the best for a long time on accurate criteria. And I don't understand, You maked Su-24? Not Su-24M? Su-24M have more long random nose cone than Su-24 as most characters visible differences, but maybe Dragon mistake with size radom nose cone, I don't know... B.R. Serge
  21. I never thought in this context, but I think You're right! But what do You from the official text of the MoD? Nevertheless, if you's follow the official channel of the MoD Russian Federation on YouTube, you can notice four new films about 2WW in English designed for the English-speaking Internet audience, maybe some time will pass and they will make a film in English about the Su-57? Who knows.... But as for me, for box-art, on background need more dramatic, I don't know, maybe thunder and lightning on background? B.R. Serge
  22. DNA? Ye-2A DNA more close to MiG-21, but MiG-23PD it's more close to MiG-23...fin, underfuselage fin, tail, radom, nose fuselage part, nose wheel gear and canopy very close to MiG-23....in fact this hybrid MiG-23 with MiG-21 wing and Mirage type intake. To throw out two unnecessary verticals take-off engines, modify the wing like Su-15TM or the F-7G Chinese upgrade clone MiG-21 and it would probably turn out to be the main fighter in less time than the MiG-23MLD, but the aircraft was considered unpromising for the swept-wing. As result MiG-23PD at the Moscow Aviation Institute, he worked as a visual aid on the topic "how not to make aircraft." But at the same time, before the MiG-23 became the MiG-23MLD, it changed the wing three times, maked large fuselage, brought the radar to mind, changed the fin, made it easier by 1.5 tons, changed access to equipment and made centralized fueling while discovering vortex aerodynamics, subsequently widely used on the Su-27 and MiG-29. Nevertheless, the scarcastic humor that "during the development of the MiG-23 the Government Lenin Premium was given by Academician Bushgens for the bad wing he redone three times, to the engine designer because the engine did the right thrust and the radar designer because the radar did not work", there was a place. The more different moving parts, the more likely they are to break! There will always be more moving parts in the swept wing of an airplane than in an ordinary one! Therefore, nothing surprising! My public image of an “evil Russian who rushing to bite and tear to pieces, to the Britmodeler, everyone who speaks poorly and thinks about Soviet airplanes” is somewhat exaggerated! But on the other hand, what should I do if in the West in many cases they write myths and outright nonsense? Agree with all this and nod my head? Not my scale! But from what I caught a glimpse of in Russian forums this is bad. But maybe I'm wrong, I repeat, this is not my scale! B.R. Serge
  23. Almost box-art plot: Photo by Anna Jurgenson, "Aviation and Cosmonautics magazine", 5/2020. Recourse: https://afirsov.livejournal.com/540809.html B.R. Serge
  24. But Tornado, MiG-23/27, Su-17/22, Su-24M, Tu-22M, Tu-160 and B-1B are still in service. Moreover, according to some criteria, the Su-24M is considered better than the Su-34, namely, the possibility of a long, low-altitude flight with enveloping the surface in automatic mode. As for the service, I generally agree, but specifically the latest versions of the MiG-23/27 were quite friendly to the technical personnel in the service, judging by the memoirs. WOW!!! In non from box builds on Russian sites: (This 10-year assembly on 18 pages, by the way, is interesting in that it was made by the pilot commander B-737, who served in military transport aviation, whose father was the MiG-23MLD pilot who fought in Afghanistan): http://scalemodels.ru/modules/forum/viewtopic.php?t=33991&postdays=0&postorder=asc&start=0 I observed many problems with it related to correcting geometry errors. There is an opinion that RV took the Zvezda as a basis along with their errors and added their own errors. At one time, I turned this model in my hands in a local hobby shop, but did not buy. Yes, I have a Zvezda, but I’m unlikely to do it in the near future, it’s easier to wait until someone makes a normal and accurate model of this aircraft. In addition, at one time I didn’t buy bad enough detailed kits for the MiG-23 from RV-resin, which also does not add to the desire to make the MiG-23. MiG-27K from ART-MODELS I have. B.R. Serge P.S. B.w....Ye-2A and MiG-23PD it's also a officially named MiG-23! Do You include them in this GB?
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