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1/72 Russian Air Force ground equipment

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I have been thinking of doing a winter diorama of modern airfield but there seems to be a lack of kits of any equipment that I could use  around parked air frames in 1/72. Google  seems devoid of useful pictures featuring towing and anti-icing trucks in use by the Russian air force. So do you know of anything that could be converted     

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5 hours ago, johnnyboy said:

Google  seems devoid of useful pictures featuring towing and anti-icing trucks in use by the Russian air force.

It' not true, about Google:

https://ru.wikipedia.org/wiki/Аэродромная_техника

https://ru.wikipedia.org/wiki/Аэродромный_тягач

For relatively small aircrafts, any special vehicles used for maintenance and support are used as tractors. For large aircraft, heavy trucks such as KrAZ-214 (KrAZ-225) are used. For heavy aircraft (up to 200 tons) on domestic airfields, aerodrome tractors were used for many years on the basis of the MAZ-537G ballast tractor. There are also specialized airfield tractors of the MoAZ-7915 type.

http://dimich-135.livejournal.com/46749.html

http://omchanin.livejournal.com/2141423.html

0_16166a_15c4c61f_XXXL.jpg

5 hours ago, johnnyboy said:

So do you know of anything that could be converted 

1. Rotor snowplow DE-210 on ZIL-131 base:

de_210_b.jpg

http://720rz.ru/de_210.php

 

2. MAZ-537 Heavy Prime Mover.

MAZ-537L(KZKT-537L)

350px-Tu-22M3_at_Dyagilevo_airbase.jpg

in 72 scale from Armada Hobby 72110 MAZ-537 Heavy Prime Mover:

https://www.scalemates.com/kits/195153-armada-hobby-72110-maz-537-heavy-prime-mover

3.Special cars for aerodrom use. Left Truck is a MAZ-5335 (head lights integrated in front bumper), right one a MAZ-500:

Special_cars_for_aerodrom_use._(46821353

 

...and moar, and moar:

http://nevsedoma.com.ua/index.php?newsid=303794

https://www.yaplakal.com/forum2/topic1572683.html

https://www.drive2.ru/b/461090922419980643/

https://www.drive2.ru/b/2078919/

 

B.R.

Serge

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19 hours ago, Aardvark said:

It' not true, about Google:

https://ru.wikipedia.org/wiki/Аэродромная_техника

https://ru.wikipedia.org/wiki/Аэродромный_тягач

For relatively small aircrafts, any special vehicles used for maintenance and support are used as tractors. For large aircraft, heavy trucks such as KrAZ-214 (KrAZ-225) are used. For heavy aircraft (up to 200 tons) on domestic airfields, aerodrome tractors were used for many years on the basis of the MAZ-537G ballast tractor. There are also specialized airfield tractors of the MoAZ-7915 type.

http://dimich-135.livejournal.com/46749.html

http://omchanin.livejournal.com/2141423.html

0_16166a_15c4c61f_XXXL.jpg

1. Rotor snowplow DE-210 on ZIL-131 base:

de_210_b.jpg

http://720rz.ru/de_210.php

 

2. MAZ-537 Heavy Prime Mover.

MAZ-537L(KZKT-537L)

350px-Tu-22M3_at_Dyagilevo_airbase.jpg

in 72 scale from Armada Hobby 72110 MAZ-537 Heavy Prime Mover:

https://www.scalemates.com/kits/195153-armada-hobby-72110-maz-537-heavy-prime-mover

3.Special cars for aerodrom use. Left Truck is a MAZ-5335 (head lights integrated in front bumper), right one a MAZ-500:

Special_cars_for_aerodrom_use._(46821353

 

...and moar, and moar:

http://nevsedoma.com.ua/index.php?newsid=303794

https://www.yaplakal.com/forum2/topic1572683.html

https://www.drive2.ru/b/461090922419980643/

https://www.drive2.ru/b/2078919/

 

B.R.

Serge

Thank you Serge !

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hello

I bought some conversion sets a few years back from a company in Poland for 1/72 Russian trucks, they did several airfield tankers etc. Cant remember the name of the top of my head, ill have a look through the stash later and get back to you...

 

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1 hour ago, wingnut said:

hello

I bought some conversion sets a few years back from a company in Poland for 1/72 Russian trucks, they did several airfield tankers etc. Cant remember the name of the top of my head, ill have a look through the stash later and get back to you...

 

Thank you Dave..... 

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Since the vehicles are pretty well covered above: Zvezda's 1/72nd Su-27 and MiG-29 kits also come with nice wheel chocks, intake covers, (Flanker only) ladder and (Fulcrum only) exhaust covers, while Trumpeters 1/72nd MiG-29 has a well molded tow bar.

 

Cheers,

 

Andre 

 

 

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AVD Models from Russia produce a number of excellent plastic airfield trucks on ZIL-130 and ZIL-131 base in 1/72. They are NOT ICM clones. Their basic catalogue is trucks, buses and stuff in 1/43 white metal + resin + plastic + rubber, resin, PE, rubber and white metal acessories in 1/43 with much smaller 1/72 plastic kits  catalogue.

 

Their 1/72 kits are moulded in crisp light gray plastic with rubber tires. Tires have excellent profile and ZIL-130 and Amur trucks have nice civilian pattern and ZIL-131 series have agressive cross country pattern. ZIL-130s have two versions of front mask (early and late). It seems that thier trucks are quite specific for general airfield duties (civilian and military) and some can also be used in civilian setting. Most of them are the only kit in plastic, the only other alternative being the pricy resin conversion sets for ICM kits or in case of ZIL-130 series full resin kits.

 

In 1/72:

AVDM1287 AC-40 (130)-63B - Fire fighting truck on ZIL-130 base long cabin

AVDM1288 AC-40 (131)-137A - Fire fighting truck on ZIL-131 base long cabin

AVDM1289 AKPM-3 (130) - Sweeping and dust suppression truck on ZIL-130 base (also used as street sweeper)

AVDM1290 AMUR-531350 - civilian ZIL-131 truck (civilian tires and different low cut cargo area) 

AVDM1291 APM-90M (130) - Airport lightihouse station on ZIL-130 - basicly ZIL-130 with added  searchlight

AVDM1292 DE-210 (Zil-131) - Snow Blower on ZIL-131 basis

AVDM1293 PNS-110 (131)-131A - Fire fighting truck on ZIL-131 base short cabin

AVDM1294  SKP-11 (130) - Military airfield control tower based on ZIL-130

AVDM1295 UMP-350 (131) - Airfield engine heater on ZIL-131 basis   

AVDM1296 ZIL-130 - Civilian truck

AVDM1297 ZIL-131 - Military truck

 

What is in their boxes can be found here:

https://hobbyterra.com/search.php?manufacturers_id=163&attributes_id=13&page=1

 

They can be found in some east EU E(vil)BAY stores for around 20+EUR + P.P.

Got me a couple of them

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