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Begemot 48001 SU-15TM
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subjects on after-market decals; varied markings; decals in
register and with minimal carrier film
Reviewed by Mike Reeves
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This is a brand new sheet from Begemot decals. It is for the Trumpeter
1/48 SU-15TM Flagon F from Trumpeter. The sheet includes markings for
four separate aircraft. There are three Natural metal examples and one
very cool camouflaged one (the one I will be doing as I am scared to
death of NMF). The decals are well printed with very good color
density. They seem a tad thick but, very useable and much better than
the Trumpeter offerings. The sheet also contains full stenciling with
stencils for the hard points and weapons!!! A very nice touch to add
to this sheet.
Here is a brief description of the four aircraft included:
1: SU-15TM of the 777th fighter regiment, Sokol AB, Sakhalin Island on
the night of September 1, 1983. This aircraft was one of the SU-15s
that shot down KAL Airlines Boeing 747 (sorry I don’t recall the
flight number). The aircraft was armed with a pair of R-98MT/MR
missiles and a pair of UPK-23-250 gun pods. It is overall natural
metal with a clear coat. The radome is green and the anti glare panel
Option 2: SU-15TM, Zabalkalskly Air Defense District, Bezrechnaya AB,
1990. It is in a four color camouflage of Sand, Dark Green and Dark
Brown with a Khaki background. Lower surfaces are in light grey/blue.
The regiment for this aircraft disbanded in 1992. On a footnote I have
a few pics from this regiment and they look real cool!!!
Option 3: SU-15TM, Astrachan, May 1990. There is very little
description concerning this aircraft other than it being Natural Metal
with a green radome and black anti glare panel. It does carry the
later PU-2-8 pylons meant for the R-98 missiles.
Option 4: SU-15TM of Ukranian Air Defense, Gayok Storage Facility,
Belaya Tserkov, 2000. This aircraft is overall the same scheme as
option one and three. It carries a couple of “nose art” markings as
well. On the port nose the word Maestro and on the starboard another
saying that I cannot translate. The fin and wings carry Ukranian
National Insignia rather than Russian stars.
In summary, this is a great sheet which is represents a welcome
addition to my growing collection of Russian subjects. It is even more
welcome because rhere are precious little alternative decals available
for Soviet aircraft. For those of you who have the Trumpeter kit, this
sheet is a must have.
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