- Air Power Series
- Realistic collectible model
- Diecast & plastic parts.
- Highly detailed, moveable components.
- Display stand included.
- Measures 7.75” L x 8.5” Wingspan
- Display model, recommended for hobbyists and collectors 14 years and above.
The Sukhoi Su-25 Grach (Russian: Грач (rook); NATO reporting name: Frogfoot) is a single-seat, twin-engine jet aircraft developed in the Soviet Union by Sukhoi. It was designed to provide close air support for the Soviet Ground Forces. The first prototype made its maiden flight on 22 February 1975. After testing, the aircraft went into series production in 1978 at Tbilisi in the Georgian Soviet Socialist Republic.
In 1999 Russia decided to upgrade their aging Su-25 aircraft with actual work beginning in 2001. The first of the upgraded aircraft designated Su-25SM (Stroyevoy Modernizirovannyi) Grach (Rook) flew on March 3, 2002 with the first six modernized aircraft entering service with the Russian Air Force in December 2006. The idea behind the modernization was to expand the life of the Su-25, make it All-Weather capable, more lethal and reduce operating and maintenance cost. Increased ordnance loads and a wider selection were also added.
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.
This Hobby Master model is a replica of Ukrainian Air Force Su-25M1 “Blue 08” from 299th Tactical Aviation Regiment based at Mykolaiv/Kulbankino Air Base. “Blue 08” was shot down by a Russian missile in 2014.
As with most Hobby Master models this replica features engraved panel lines, an opening canopy, a well-appointed cockpit (with instrumentation details and a removable pilot figure), full weapons complement, a detailed exhaust port, optional-position landing gear, authentic markings, and a display stand.