Sukhoi Su-25M1 Frogfoot – Blue 08, 299th BrTA, Ukrainian Air Force 2014

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Hobby Master 1/72 scale HA6108: Sukhoi Su-25M1 Frogfoot Blue 08, 299th BrTA, Ukrainian Air Force, Mykolaiv/Kulbakino AB, Ukraine, 2014. Production run of 750 models.

Length 7.75 inches Wingspan 8.5 inches

The 299th Tactical Aviation Regiment (299 BrTA) is based at Mykolaiv/Kulbakino AB. In March 2010 the unit received its first modernized Su-25s, two single-seat Su-25M1s and one Su-25UBM1. The upgrade consists of new GPS, radios, modern calculator sight and pixelated paint scheme. All Su-25s returning to service after March 2013 will have the new pixelated scheme so aircraft numbers blue 07, 08, 38 and 40 returned that year. On August 29, 2014 Su-25M1 Blue 08 c/n 25508110284 was shot down near Starobeshevo by a Russian missile, the pilot ejected safely.

The Su-25 single-seat, close-support aircraft, known by the NATO reporting name Frogfoot, is manufactured by the Sukhoi Design Bureau Joint Stock Company, based in Moscow, and the Novosibirsk Aircraft Production Association of Novosibirsk, Russia. The Su-25 is designed to defeat small mobile and stationary ground targets and to engage low-speed air targets at the forward edge and in the nearest tactical and operational depth.

A two-seater variant, Su-25UB (Frogfoot-B), is a weapons training aircraft manufactured at Ulan-Ude. The Su-25UTG is the two-seater aircraft carrier variant fitted with an arrester hook under the tail. The Su-25UTG is deployed on the Russian Navy 50,000t aircraft carrier Admiral Kuznetsov.

Variants of the Su-25 are operational with the Russian Air Force, the Russian Naval Aviation forces, Afghanistan, Angola, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Georgia, Iran, Iraq, Kazakhstan, Macedonia, North Korea, Peru, the Slovak Republic, Turkmenistan and the Ukraine. The export variant of the aircraft carries the designation Su-25K.

An upgraded version for the Russian Air Force, the Su-25SM entered service in January 2007. The upgrade includes new navigation computer, Pastel countermeasures suite, SUO-39 fire control system and Phazotron Kopyo-25M radar.

In August 2010, the Russian Air Force temporarily grounded its Su-25 fleet to investigate a crash that occurred on 6 August 2010. The crash occurred at 60km north-west of Step Airport in Siberia while performing training missions.

The Ulan-Ude aviation plant (UUAZ) made the decision in November 2010 to resume production of Su-25 once orders are obtained from the Russian Defence Ministry and the United Aircraft Building Corporation.

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Weight 1.6 kg