Hobby Master 1:72 Air Power Series Diecast Model
Sukhoi Su-33 Flanker-D – Major-General Timur Apakidze, Russian Navy, 2001
1:72 Scale. Length: 11.5". Wingspan: 8"
Order in advance for an expected arrival in March 2022. The release date is subject to change by the manufacturer.
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Limited production of approximately 800 models worldwide
In 1995 Timur Apakidze had the title of Hero of the Russian Federation bestowed upon him for his great work with naval aviation and testing of new technology. After completing studies at the General Staff Academy in 2000 he became a Russian Major General and Deputy Commander of Naval Aviation. On July 17, 2001 during an air show; Apakidze was flying his Su-33 when the aircraft became uncontrollable and instead of ejecting he struggled to get the aircraft away from the crowd and died a hero.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 is a manufacturer of high quality, pre-built, diecast models. Each model is crafted with meticulous attention to detail, using specifications of the original aircraft or vehicle. They are made with die-cast 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