Fitter models in 1/72 scale
The Sukhoi Su-... NATO Code name "Fitter"
family is a series of aircraft developed from the fifties and throughout
decades later to comply with various requirements of the former Soviet
Union. Simpler variants were exported to many countries and the aircraft
can be seen as being a companion of the Mikoyan Mig-21 "Fishbed" family.
from Tsjecho Slovakia has issued a number of 1/72 kits. Copies were made
by other companies and conversions made of several variants.
|The Sukhoi Su-9B is
called the "Fishpot" and flew in 1958 in the Soviet Union.
The 1/72 model used is from Unda of Moldavia. It is a very basic kit of around 1992, but accurate in outline and with clean plastic.
The kit can be assembled as is, but replace the finer parts, such as the antenna's and the intakes (no. 43) and airbrakes (36). You can also detail the cockpit and make a sharper edge at the tail exhaust.
|The Sukhoi SU-22
M-4 "Fitter H"is a ground attack bomber with a swivelling wing and two
The 1/72 kit came from Italeri, no 052, as Sukhoi UM-3K. The kit originates from another manufacturer, but is OK. It is not state of the art, but results into a fine model when refined. It has recessed, but somewhat heavy, panellines.
It was build as "3077" of the Polish AF.
Decals came from High Decalline.
|Back to Soviet models.......||References:
- Air international , various volumes, vol 20, page 170
- Zlinek, Su-17/22, 1997
- Soviet Wings, Dzhus, Greenhill Books
- Squadron Signal 90: Fitters in Action ,
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