Hobby Master 1/72 Air Power Series HA6408 Sukhoi Su-33 Flanker D Bort 78, 1st Aviation Squadron, 279th Shipborne Fighter Aviation Regiment, Russian Navy, 2016. 1/72 Scale Diecast Model, Size: 8.5" Wingspan & 7.75" Long, Optional Up & Down Landing Gear, Armaments & Display Stand Are Included.
The Sukhoi Su-33 (NATO Reporting Name: Flanker-D) is an all-weather carrier-based twin-engine air superiority fighter designed by Sukhoi and manufactured by Komsomolsk-on-Amur Aircraft Production Association, derived from the Su-27 and initially known as the Su-27K. Compared with the Su-27, the Su-33 has a strengthened undercarriage and structure, folding wings and stabilators, all for carrier operations. The Su-33 has canards and its wings are larger than the Su-27 for increased lift. The Su-33 has upgraded engines and a twin nose wheel, and is air refuelable. Primary Role: Carrier-Based Air Superiority Fighter And Multirole Fighter.
By 2012 the Russian Naval Aviation consisted of Su-33 fighters and Su-25UTG attack aircraft belonging to the 279th Regiment that formed the Admiral Kuznetzov carrier air wing. Also considered as part of this group were the Su-24 bombers based in the Crimea. Established in 1973 as the 279th Independent Shipborne Assault Aviation Regiment but in 1990 it became a maritime Assault Aviation Regiment. In 1993 the unit absorbed the 100th Shipborne Fighter Aviation Regiment so the 279 th was renamed the 279 th Shipborne Fighter Aviation Regiment based at Severomorsk-3, Murmansk Oblast.
MARCH 2024 RELEASE
|Size:||8" Wingspan & 12" Long|
|Design:||Su-33 Flanker D - J-15 Flying Shark|
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