Begemot 1/48 MiG-25 Foxbat Decal First Look
|Date of Review||September 2007||Manufacturer||Begemot|
|Set Number||48010||Pros||Markings for 23 different aircraft including interceptors, trainers, and reconnaissance.|
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 provided markings for 23 different MiG-25 Foxbats, not just interceptors, but also recce birds and trainers. These include:
- MiG-25P, Red 31, 531 IAP, Far East Military District, Chuguevka AB, USSR
- MiG-25PD, FU-78, 120 Sqn, Algerian AF, Ein-Isera AB, 1982
- MiG-25PDS, Blue 52, 146 GIAP, Vasilkov AB, Ukraine, USSR, 1986
- MiG-25PD, 5 Sqn, Syrian AF, Tiyaz AB, 1985
- MiG-25PD, 6716, 1025 Sqn, Libyan AF, Benin AB, 1981
- MiG-25PDS, 96 Sqn, Iraqi AF, Qadissiyah AB, 1991
- MiG-25PD, Red 49, 146 IAP, Ukrainian AF, Vasilikov, 1995, Sharkmouth
- MiG-25PU, Red 94, 174 Pechenga Red Banner Guardian Regt, Monchegorsk AB, 1990
- MiG-25RB, 63 SAW, Soviet Air Force detachment, Cairo West AB, Egypt, 1971
- MiG-25RB, Blue 57, 154 SAW, Soviet Air Force detachment, Cairo West AB, Egypt, 1984
- MiG-25RB, Red 751, 120 RAR, Bulgarian AF, Tolbukhin AB, Bulgaria, 1984
- MiG-25RBT, Red 46, 2 Sqn/47 Borisov SGRAR, Russian AF, Shatalavo AB, 2000
- MiG-25RBF, Red 38, 931 SGRAR, 16 Air Army, GSFG, Werneuchen AB, East Germany
- MiG-25RBSh, Red 17, 2 Sqn/47 SGRAR, Russian AF, Shatalavo AB, 2001
- MiG-25RBT, 84 FRS, Iraqi AF, Tahmmouz AB, mid 1990s
- MiG-25RBF, Red 20, 2 Sqn/47 SGRAR, Russian AF, Shatalavo AB, 2001
- MiG-25RBF, Blue 57, 2 Sqn/98 SGRAR, Russian AF, Monchegorsk AB, 2001
- MiG-25RBF, Red 74, 98 SGRAR, Russian AF, Monchegorsk AB, 2005
- MiG-25BM, Iraqi AF, Rashid AB, 1988
- MiG-25BM, White 37, 4 Combat Traning Regt, USSR, Lipetsk AB, late 1980s
- MiG-25BM, Red 78, 10 SRAR, USSR, Shuchin AB, late 1980s
- MiG-25RU, DS362, 102 Sqn, Indian AF, Bareilley AB, 2000
- MiG-25RU, Red 33, 2 Sqn/47 SGRAR, Russian AF, Shatalavo AB, 2001
With each aircraft profile, there is a brief summary about the aircraft presented. The decal printing is perfectly in register. The instructions are printed on both sides of two sheets that provide decal placement for each aircraft type and external stores placement.
If you want some authentic options for your Revell 1/48 MiG-25P kit (and the various mods out there), then this decal set is exactly what the doctor ordered.
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!