HSB 32003: YF-110/MiG-21F-13
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|REVIEWER:||Scott Van Aken|
In the 1970s and 1980s, the United States was ableo to obtain a variety of then-Soviet fighters. Based at Tonapah, Nevada, these aircraft were used to provide adversary training to active duty US fighter units. Since it was important to not allow the Soviets to know the US had these, they were hidden when Soviet spy satellites would be overhead or seen from airliners. They were also fairly difficult to maintain as spares were not readily available. To add to their anonymity, they were given fake USAF designations. In the case of the MiG-21F-13 (which was probably obtained from the Israelis), it was called the YF-110B. The only markings this plane carried were serial number on the fin and US insignia on the forward fuselage. The aircraft was left unpainted.
This sheet is from www.hobbyshop.cz and is not big, but then it is not expensive either. The sheet and others in this series are 'print on demand' type of markings. This means that the sheet has a single carrier and individual markings need to be cut out prior to use. According to the instructions, you can use standard setting solutions on these if needed, but it would be wise to use the weakest first. These are similar to ALPS printed but are not as fragile.
The decals are quite nicely printed and you get full color markings placement along with them. I am going to assume that the kit you want is from Trumpeter as I don't know of anyone else who does this variant in 1/32 Scale.
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