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Flankerman last won the day on May 27 2014

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  1. Not well known (even less acknowledged), but Kozhedub was the highest scoring 'allied' ace of WWII (or the Great Patriotic War as it was to the Soviets). Ivan Kozhedub's La-7 at Monino..... Close-up of the 62 kill markings with three 'Hero of the Soviet Union' medals..... Another view of 'White 27'.... Ken
  2. A bit late for your build, but this site has some exceelent walkround photos of the real thing :- https://igor113.livejournal.com/51213.html?page=1 Great build BTW - how are you going to display it ? I did my Anigrand resin version skimming across the water....... Ken
  3. The 'Lun' (Hen Harrier) wasn't the Caspian Sea Monster - that was the much bigger 'KM' (Korabl Maket - Test Ship).... When satellite images first appeared, American journalists dubbed it the 'Caspian Sea Monster', so the Soviets started also calling it the 'Kaspiisk Monstr' Some great walkround pics of the Lun can be found here :- https://igor113.livejournal.com/51213.html?page=1 Good luck with your build Rui ...... I built the Anigrand resin Lun some time ago.... My builds of the KM, Lun, A-90 and Bartini 14M1P are here :- http://www.flankers-site.co.uk/model_ekranoplans.html Happy Ekranoplanning !! Ken
  4. Happy New Year everyone..... I'm having a clear-out of my made-up models - and I'm seeking advice on what price to ask for them They are mainly Russian/Soviet and are fairly large - for example this Amodel 1/72 scale Brabazon has a wingspan of 38 inches......... ....and this Amodel Myasischev M-59 Bounder is 14 inches.... Any advice on how to sell them (they are not postable) - and what you think they are worth - would be aprreciated. Ken
  5. The real thing is on display at Monino, Moscow...... Great model BTW Steve - it makes a great addition to Modelsvits lineal collection of 'Big Migs'....... Ken
  6. Some of them are also gold-tinted..... Taken at MAKS 2009 Great progress on your Il-76/-50 btw Ken
  7. PS - My photos of the real thing - taken at Monino - are here. Happy Boundering!! Ken
  8. I don't know if the General did, but my attempt is here. Ken
  9. KM, Lun and 14M1p are Anigrand resin kit, A-90 is corrected Revell kit - the Revell Tu-95 Bear is there for size comparison.... More photos here:- http://www.flankers-site.co.uk/model_ekranoplans.html Ken
  10. They do have previous when it comes to nose intakes........... The Sukhoi T-49 testbed... from the 1960's Ken
  11. Interesting find Blimpyboy - It would be great to get more details of that cam.... Not Russian, but I did a 1/350 scale HMS Opposum in camo.... Photos of the build is here :- http://www.flankers-site.co.uk/model_submarines_British.html#HMS_Oberon She was painted by the crew whilst participating in the attacks on Afghanistan and was based in Diego Garcia. Ken
  12. It's actually quite small.... It was the last production fighter from Lavochkin - before the OKB was switched to building missiles. There's an interresting parallel between Lavochkin and Supermarine - both had very successful wartime fighters (La-5FN and Spitfire) - after which they produced a series of mediocre jets (La-74, La-200 etc and Attacker, Swift and Scimitar). Great model Hubert - really captures the look of the La-15... Ken
  13. Not necessarily . there are quite a few instances of Russian aircraft receiving AF designations that never enter service - (and some also received NATO/ASCC names) From the top of my head (a barren place these days).... Tu-98 Backfin. Beriev A-40/Be-42 Mermaid Tu-91 Boot, Su-47 Firkin etc etc. That doesn't comply with the NATO/ASCC/ASIG rule of two syllables for jet-powered aircraft..... Nitpick mode off..... Ken
  14. As an aside.... check out photos of Spitfires in level flight...... The elevator is always a few degrees down ...... This pic shows it well https://cdn.airplane-pictures.net/images/uploaded-images/2017/8/28/954733.jpg A simple Google of 'Spitfire' will turn up more showing the slight down elevator. Ken
  15. Just a nitpick for clarity... it's actually Ministry of Emergency Situations - in Russian MChS :- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ministry_of_Emergency_Situations_(Russia) They operate most versions of Russian aircraft (but sadly, no longer the Il-62) - some of my pics... Yak-42D IL-76TD Be-299ChS Fantastic model of the Il-62 BTW ...... Ken
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