Master 1:72 Air Power Series HA6406 Sukhoi Su-33 Flanker-D Diecast Model Russian Navy, Red 70, Timur Apakidze, Russia, 2001 Limited Edition 1:72 Scale Length WidthSukhoi Su-33 Flanker-D 12" 8" PLEASE NOTE: This item is not currently in stock and has a planned arrival date of April 2022. Orders may not ship until complete. If you wish to receive in-stock items prior to pre-ordered items, you must place separate orders. Arrival dates are subject to change. Consider them to be estimates as manufacturers frequently revise them. Credit Cards are not billed until time of shipment. PayPal payment (not recommended) is required at time of order. 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 Apakidze 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. Sukhoi Su-33 Flanker-D Designed by the Soviet Union to challenge the superiority of fourth generation US fighters such as the F-15 Eagle, the Su-27 was first flown on May 20, 1977. This one seat Mach-2 fighter had the Soviet Union's first operational fly-by-wire system. The aircraft is very large compared to the MiG-29, its closest Soviet counterpart, but it is built with a high percentage of titanium, which helps minimize its weight. It is exceptionally agile and is perhaps most famous for its "Cobra" maneuver, which is a short, sustained level flight at a 120 degree angle of attack, often performed at air shows. © Copyright 2003-2022 The Flying Mule, Inc. Hobby Master 1:72 Air Power Series The Hobby Master "1:72 Air Power Series" range presents detailed, ready-made diecast models of military aircraft. Hobby Master "1:72 Air Power Series" diecast airplanes feature: Diecast metal construction with some plastic components. Realistic panel lines, antennas, access panels and surface details. Pad printed markings and placards that won't fade or peel like decals. Opening canopies, revealing detailed cockpit interiors. Interchangeable extended/retracted landing gear. Presentation stand to display the aircraft "in flight". Authentic detachable ordnance loads complete with placards. Accurately detailed underside with concealed screwheads. © Copyright 2003-2022 The Flying Mule, Inc.
HA6406 Su-33 Flanker D Bort 70 “Major-General Timur Apakidze” $240