Calibre Wings Soviet Stars Series
|Length||31.3 cm||12.3 in||Approx|
|Wingspan swept||14.4 cm||5.7 in||Approx|
|Wingspan spread||24.5 cm||9.6 in||Approx|
- Constructed with metal and plastic components
- Wings sweep
- Undercarriage displayable extended or retracted
- Canopy displayable open or closed
- Engine covers included
- Display stand included.
Calibre Wings CA722402 – 1/72 Scale Sukhoi Su-24MR, Diecast Model, Ukrainian AF
Calibre Wings CA722402 diecast model replicates in 1/72 scale the Sukhoi Su-24MR, (NATO reporting name: Fencer E) bort number “Yellow 15”. Part of the 7th Brigade of Tactical Aviation (BrTA) “Petr Franco”, Ukrainian Air Force based at Starokostiantyniv Air Base.
The Su-24MR is a tactical reconnaissance variant that entered service in 1983. The Ukrainian Air Force currently operates the SU-24 M (NATO reporting name: Fencer D), identifiable by the white bort number and the SU-24MR with yellow bort numbers.
The Sukhoi Su-24 (NATO reporting name: Fencer) is a Russian two-seat, twin-engined variable-sweep wing, supersonic, low-level all-weather attack and reconnaissance aircraft.The type first flew on January 17, 1970, and entered service on February 4, 1975. It first saw combat during the Soviet war in Afghanistan. Production ended in 1993 with about 1,400 airframes of all variants built. The Su-24 is still in service with Russia and several other air forces.
The airframe construction is mainly of aluminium with a semi-monocoque fuselage, shoulder-mounted variable-sweep wings. The tail unit is a conventional swept design with a single fin and all-moving tailplanes, two fixed ventral fins. The retractable undercarriage is a tricycle type.
The pilot and navigator/weapon systems officer (NWSO) sit side-by-side in a pressurised cockpit. Advanced avionics had an integrated digital navigation/attack system with terrain-following radar coupled to an autopilot.
Powered by two Lyulka AL-21 is an axial-flow turbojet engine, the type has a maximum speed of 2,316 km/h (1,439 mph), a 17,500 m (57,415 ft) service ceiling, a combat range of 560 km (350 mi) without drop tanks and 1,250 km (775 mi) with drop tanks.
Armament consists of a single 23 mm Gryazev-Shipunov GSh-6-23M cannon mounted in a fairing under the right side of a fuselage. With eight external hard-points, able to carry up to 8,000 kg (17,635 lb) of payload, two under each wing, four under-fuselage. Ordnance included air-to-air, air-to-surface, anti-shipping and anti-radiation missiles, guided and unguided bombs, rockets, mission-specific pods, and drop tanks.