Hobby Master 1/72 Scale Air Power Series
|Length||21.6 cm||8.50 in||Approx|
|Wingspan||20.0 cm||7.90 in||Approx|
- Constructed with metal and plastic components
- Undercarriage displayable extended or retracted
- Canopy displayable open or closed
- Removable crew figurines
- Optional ordnance
- Display stand included.
Hobby Master HA6102 – 1/72 Scale Sukhoi Su-25M1 Grach, 2999th Aviation Brigade, Ukrainian AF
Hobby Master diecast model HA0174 replicates in 1/72 scale the Sukhoi Su-25M1 Grach, “Blue 06” of the 299th Aviation Brigade, Povitryani Syly Ukrayiny (Ukrainian AF). During 2014, while at Kulbakino Air Base, Nikolaev, Ukraine.
The Su-25M1 is an indigenous Ukrainian modernised variant of the base Su-25 variant. Started in 2010 the upgrades included Ukrainian made avionics, improving the accuracy of navigation and ground attack.
Sukhoi Su-25 Grach (Rook)
The Sukhoi Su-25 Grach (Rook), (NATO reporting name: Frogfoot) is a single-seat, twin-engine turbojet armoured close air support aircraft. The maiden flight took place on February 22, 1975, entering service on July 19, 1981, and remains in service today. A two-seat trainer variant, the Su-35UB (Frogfoot-B) appeared in 1985. The type has undergone modification and improvements during its service life.
Exported to numerous countries, it has seen combat in several conflicts including the Soviet war in Afghanistan, with Iraqi during the 1980–88 Iran–Iraq War and recently the Russian intervention in the Syrian Civil War.
Airframe construction is mainly of aluminium alloy with some steel, titanium and magnesium alloy. The fuselage is semi-monocoque design with a cantilevered, trapezoidal shape, shoulder-mounted wing and traditional single fin swept-back tail unit.
A single-seat cockpit uses analogue flight instruments and is protected by a 24mm thick titanium alloy armoured bathtub-shaped enclosure with a bulletproof windscreen. A periscope fitted to the canopy supplements the pilot’s limited rear vision. The undercarriage is a retractable tricycle type.
It uses two Tumansky R-95, later the after-burning R-195, axial-flow turbojets, housed on the fuselage sides under the wings separated with armour plating. The Su-25 a maximum speed of 606 km/h (975 mph), a service ceiling of 7,000 m (23,00 ft) and range of 1,000 km (621 mi).
Armament consists of a single 30 mm Gryazev-Shipunov GSh-30-2 autocannon beneath the cockpit, ten external hard-points, five under each wing, able to carry up to 4,040 kgs (9,700 lbs) of stores. Ordnance included gun pods, air-to-air and air-to-surface missiles, unguided rockets, guided or unguided bombs and drop tanks.