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Su-27

Begemot 1/48 Su-27 Russian Knight Flankers Decal First Look

By Michael Benolkin

Date of Review December 2008 Manufacturer Begemot
Subject Su-27 Russian Knight Flankers Scale 1/48
Set Number 48006 Pros 20 Different Color Schemes
Cons   Skill Level Novice
MSRP (USD) TBA    

First Look

Begemot Decals is an interesting decal company from Rostov-on-Don, Russia that offers a nice array of markings for Russian-built aircraft. In this release, they've tackled a subject that has received little coverage by other decal manufacturers. This set is the colorful 'Russian Knights' and their Su-27 Flanker family.

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This set addresses 20 aircraft from a variety of show seasons and/or training schemes. These include:

  1. Su-27, Blue 25, 1st AS/234 GMAR, 1989
  2. Su-27, Blue 10, 1st AS/234 GMAR, 1990
  3. Su-27, Blue 04, 1st AS/234 GMAR, 1990
  4. Su-27, Blue 02, 1st AS/234 GMAR, 1990
  5. Su-27UB, Blue 18, 1st AS/234 GMAR, 1989
  6. Su-27UB, Blue 68, 1st AS/234 GMAR, 1990
  7. Su-27UB, Blue 21, 1st AS/234 GMAR, 1991
  8. Su-27, Blue 06, 1st AS/234 GMAR, 1991
  9. Su-27, Blue 04, 1st AS/234 GMAR, 1991
  10. Su-27, Blue 09, 1st AS/234 GMAR, 1991
  11. Su-27UB, Blue 18, 1st AS/234 GMAR, 1991
  12. Su-27, Blue 07, 1st AS/234 GMAR, 1991
  13. Su-27UB, Blue 18, 1st AS/234 GMAR, 1991
  14. Su-27, Blue 07, 1st AS/237 DAC, 1996
  15. Su-27UB, Blue 20, 1st AS/237 DAC, 1996
  16. Su-27, Blue 10, 1st AS/237 DAC, 1998
  17. Su-27, Red 10, 1st AS/237 DAC, 1996
  18. Su-27M, Blue 1, 1st AS/237 DAC, 2003
  19. Su-27, Blue 14, 1st AS/237 DAC, 2007
  20. Su-27, Blue 14, 1st AS/237 DAC, 2006

This decal set provides a nice array of schemes including the very colorful demonstration aircraft as well as line aircraft that were assigned to the centers for training.

For more information about this set and the other releases from Begemot Decals, visit their website at http://www.begemotdecals.ru.

My sincere thanks to Begemot Decals for this review sample!

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