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1:72 Mikojan-Gurevich MiG-33SE (NATO code 'Foghorn', a.k.a. 'Izdeliye 33'); VPAF, late 90ies (WiP) | by dizzyfugu
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1:72 Mikojan-Gurevich MiG-33SE (NATO code 'Foghorn', a.k.a. 'Izdeliye 33'); VPAF, late 90ies (WiP)

A new year, and a new Group Build at whatifmodelers.com. This time it's a "Cold War" theme, spanning the whole post WWII period until the fall of the Wall Of Berlin.

 

My (first) submission will be a model of the rather unknown and hapless MiG 'Izdeliye 33', a light fighter not unlike the F-16 that was axed due to lack of funding and the Soviet/Russian Air Force doctrine not to operate single engine combat aircraft anymore.

 

But it could have become an export design, a simpler replacement for the MiG-21 than the MiG-29?

 

Major surgery to follow, because I will convert a (crappy) Nakotne MiG-29 into a single engine aircraft and try to come close to the Izdeliye 33 outlines.

 

Challenging start into 2016! :D

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Taken on December 17, 2015