Mikoyan MiG-29 Fulcrum-A – #4120, 41st Tactical Squadron, Polish Air Force,100th Anniversary 2018
1 in stock
1 in stock
Hobby Master 1/72 scale HA6502: Mikoyan MiG-29 Fulcrum-A serial 4120, 41st Tactical Squadron, Polish Air Force 100th Anniversary 2018. Production run of only 500 models.
Length 9.5 inches Wingspan 6.25 inches
In 1989 the Polish Air Force began to receive former German Mig-29As. Later in 2003 and 2004 they received eighteen Mig-29As. Among them was 29+14 that is now stationed at the 22nd Tactical Aviation Base and assigned to the 41st Tactical Squadron with serial 4120. In 2018 4120 was painted to celebrate the 100th Anniversary of the Polish Air Force. On top of the fuselage is a portrait of Jozef Pitsudski while on the vertical stabilizers portraits of Stefan Bastyr and Janusz de Beaurain, the first to perform a Polish combat flight together.
Designed to help the Soviet Union attain air superiority, the MiG-29 fighter was first flown on October 6th, 1977. The MiG-29, known as the “Fulcrum,” has a high-mounted bubble canopy and twin jet engines with diagonal-shaped air intakes and large exhausts. Its tapered, swept-back wings and boom-mounted tail fins give it its classic look. Armed with medium and short-range missiles and unguided weapons for ground and sea-surface targets, the MiG-29’s sight is a helmet-mounted system-the pilot chooses his targets by looking at them. Even today the Fulcrum remains a potent adversary, and will remain in service for at least another decade.