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Su-15

Begemot 1/48 Sukhoi Su-15 Flagon Family Decal First Look

By Michael Benolkin

Date of Review November 2011 Manufacturer Begemot
Subject Sukhoi Su-15 Flagon Family Scale 1/48
Set Number 48024 Pros Markings for 14 different Su-15s
Cons Nothing noted 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 Soviet-built aircraft. In this release, Begemot produces a really nice set of decal options for the Trumpeter 1/48 Su-15 Flagon series. There are a few special markings that I'm surprised to see here. Let's take a look at the subjects covered:

Su-15 Su-15
  1. T-58D-2 (Su-15 prototype), Bort 32, Zhukovsky Flight Test Center, 1963
  2. Su-15, Bort 17, 1 AEh/777 IAP, Sakhalin AB, 1983, shot down KAL 007
  3. Su-15, Bort 11, 54 GIAP, Vainode AB
  4. Su-15, Bort 01, 611 IAP, Dorokhovo AB, 1985
  5. Su-15UT, Bort 50, Sukhoi OKB, Khodunskoe Field
  6. Su-15UT, Bort 16, 218 UIAP, Salsk AB, early 1970s
  7. Su-15TM, Bort 21, 180 GIAP, Gromovo AB, 1987
  8. Su-15TM, Bort 26, 116 TsBP, Astrakhan AB, 1990
  9. Su-15TM, Bort 43, 116 TsBP, Astrakhan AB, 1990
  10. Su-15TM, Bort 08, 393 GIAP, Astrakhan AB, 1990
  11. Su-15TM, Bort 01, 54 GIAP, Vainode AB, 1992
  12. Su-15TM, Bort 41, 62 IAP, Ukrainian AF, Belbek AB, 1995, 'Maestro'
  13. Su-15TM, Bort 32, 611 IAP, Dorokhovo AB, 1992
  14. Su-15UM, Bort 70, 62 IAP, Ukrainian AF, Belbek AB, 1995

As you can see, this decal set provides a nice variety of subjects from the early Flagon A to the Flagon G from the Soviet, Russian, and Ukrainian AF. This is a nice selection of subjects that will provide you with some excellent options for one or more Su-15 projects. As you can see in the images, these sheets provide all of the requisite national and distinctive markings as well as airframe stenciling and stencils for the weapons as well..

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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