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Yakovlev Yak-38 Forger Family

Begemot 1/72 Yakovlev Yak-38 Forger Family Decal First Look

By Michael Benolkin

Date of Review September 2013 Manufacturer Begemot
Subject Yakovlev Yak-38 Forger Family Scale 1/72
Set Number 72050 Pros Two sheets of decals covering 24 subjects and a nice set of airframe stenciling
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 provides a great selection of subjects for the Amodel (and other) 1/72 Yak-38 Forger kits. This release provides a selection of 24 Yak-38 and Yak-38M Forgers with an interesting array of markings and color schemes. The subjects include:

Yakovlev Yak-38 Forger Family Yakovlev Yak-38 Forger Family
  • Yak-38, Yakovlev OKB test article
  • Yak-38, Bort 14, 279 Sqn, Black Sea Fleet, 1975 (now on display at Monino)
  • Yak-38, Bort 19, 279 Sqn, North Fleet Aviation, 1976
  • Yak-38, Bort 46, flight test article
  • Yak-38, Bort 35, 311 Sqn, Pacific Ocean Fleet, mid-1980s
  • Yak-38, Bort 23, 299 Sqn, Black Sea Fleet
  • Yak-38, Bort 25, 299 Sqn, Afghanistan, 1980
  • Yak-38, Bort 53, 299 Sqn, Afghanistan, 1980
  • Yak-38, Bort 60, Yakovlev OKB
  • Yak-38, Bort 46, Yakovlev OKB, late 1980s
  • Yak-38, Bort 46, Yakovlev OKB, late 1980s
  • Yak-38, Bort 15, Yakovlev OKB, 1982
  • Yak-38U, Bort 01, Yakovlev OKB, late 1980s
  • Yak-38U, Bort 24, Yakovlev OKB, 2012
  • Yak-38U, Bort 04, 299 Sqn, Black Sea Fleet
  • Yak-38M, Bort 83, Yakovlev OKB, late 1980s
  • Yak-38M, Bort 83, Ukrainian AF, 1993
  • Yak-38M, Bort 38, Yakovlev OKB, 1992
  • Yak-38M, Bort 97, 311 Sqn, Pacific Ocean Fleet, 1988
  • Yak-38M, Bort 99, 311 Sqn, Pacific Ocean Fleet, 1987
  • Yak-38M, Bort 40, Yakovlev OKB, 1990
  • Yak-38M, Bort 33, 279 Sqn, North Fleet Aviation, late 1980s
  • Yak-38M, Bort 93, 279 Sqn, North Fleet Aviation, late 1980s
  • Yak-38M, Bort 100, 311 Sqn, Pacific Ocean Fleet, late 1980s

As you can see, this decal set provides a nice variety of subjects for the standard Yak-38, later-block Yak-38M, and trainer version Yak-38U. As you can see in the images, these sheets provide all of the requisite national and distinctive markings as well as airframe stenciling.

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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