- Air Power Series
- Highly detailed realistic collectible model
- Diecast & plastic parts
- Complete weapons compliment
- Display stand included. Interchangeable landing gear
- Measures 12” L x 8” Wingspan
- Box dimensions: 10.2” W x 14” H x 4.2” D
- Display model, recommended for adult hobbyists and collectors. 14 years and above.
In 1985 the approval was given for a naval variant of the Su-27 that would provide air superiority for its aircraft carriers. The new aircraft was designated Su-27 (K = Korabelny, Ship Borne) with a factory designation of T-10K which would later become Su-33, NATO Flanker D. Canards were added, strengthened frame and landing gear with a two-wheel nose gear. The drag chute was removed, a retractable tail hook added and wings, horizontal stabilizers and nose cone were made to fold. A retractable in-flight refueling probe was included on the port side.
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 received 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.
This Hobby Master model is a replica of Russian Navy Flanker D Bort 70 “Major General Timur Apakidze”. The model features livery dedicated to Maj. General Apakidze, As with most Hobby Master models It 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, optional-position landing gear, authentic markings, and a display stand.