Hobby Master 1:72 Air Power Series Diecast Model
Sukhoi Su-33 Flanker-D – Bort 88, Russian aircraft carrier Admiral Kuznetsov, Russian Navy, near the Syrian coast, 2016
1:72 Scale. Length: 11.5". Wingspan: 8"
Limited production of approximately 750 models worldwide
In October 2016 the aircraft carrier Admiral Kuznetsov and seven other Russian vessels left for the Syrian coast. On November 15 2016 the carrier and its ten Su-33 and four MiG-29KR/KUBR aircraft took part in an operation against ISIS in the Homs area using 500 pound bombs. Admiral Kuznetsov returned to its home port of Severomorsk in February 2017. During the deployment Su-33, Red 67, was lost due to arrestor cable failure. One of the other nine Su-33s was Red 88.Opening canopy
Detailed cockpit with removable pilot figure
Realistic panel lines and antennas
Historically accurate printed graphics
Optional extended landing gear
Box with opening cover panel and Su-33 artwork
In 1985 the approval was given for a naval variant of the Su-27 that would provide air superiority for its aircraft carriers. The new aircraft was designated Su-27K (K =Korabelny, Ship Borne) with a factory designation of T-10K which would later become Su-33 (NATO ID: Flanker D). Canards were added, the frame strengthened, landing gear with two-wheel nose gear added, retractable tail hook added and wings, horizontal stabilizers and nose cone were made to fold. A retractable in-flight refueling probe was included on the port side.
Hobby Master offers a wide selection of quality, pre-assembled, diecast model airplanes. Each model is crafted to a high level of accuracy using specifications of the original aircraft. They are constructed with precision-made diecast metal and some plastic components.
This model of a Su-33 Flanker-D features:
Category: Hobby Master 1:72 Military Aircraft Models
Not suitable for children under the age of 14 years