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Sukhoi Su-33 Sea Flanker mission in Syria

Begemot 1/72 Sukhoi Su-33 Sea Flanker mission in Syria Decal First Look

By Michael Benolkin

Date of Review September 2017 Manufacturer Begemot
Subject Sukhoi Su-33 Sea Flanker mission in Syria Scale 1/72
Set Number 72076 Pros Interesting marking options
Cons Nothing noted Skill Level Novice
MSRP (USD) $11.95

First Look

Begemot Decals is an interesting decal company from Rostov-on-Don, Russia that offers a nice array of markings for Soviet and Russian aircraft. In this release, Begemot provides a selecton of Su-33 Sea Flankers that were deployed to Syria for combat duty aboard the Kuznetsov aircraft carrier. Let's take a look:

Sukhoi Su-33 Sea Flanker mission in Syria Sukhoi Su-33 Sea Flanker mission in Syria

This set provides ten markings options including:

  1. Su-33, Bort 62, 279 KIAP, MA VMF, Admiral Kuznetsov, 2016
  2. Su-33, Bort 66, 279 KIAP, MA VMF, Admiral Kuznetsov, 2016
  3. Su-33, Bort 67, 279 KIAP, MA VMF, Admiral Kuznetsov, 2016
  4. Su-33, Bort 71, 279 KIAP, MA VMF, Admiral Kuznetsov, 2016
  5. Su-33, Bort 76, 279 KIAP, MA VMF, Admiral Kuznetsov, 2016
  6. Su-33, Bort 77, 279 KIAP, MA VMF, Admiral Kuznetsov, 2016
  7. Su-33, Bort 78, 279 KIAP, MA VMF, Admiral Kuznetsov, 2016
  8. Su-33, Bort 84, 279 KIAP, MA VMF, Admiral Kuznetsov, 2016
  9. Su-33, Bort 85, 279 KIAP, MA VMF, Admiral Kuznetsov, 2016
  10. Su-33, Bort 88, 279 KIAP, MA VMF, Admiral Kuznetsov, 2016

This set provides many (if not all) of the Su-33s embarked aboard the Kuznetsov. There are good YouTube videos of these aircraft in action taken during that deployment. With the release of the Hasegawa and Zvezda kits, most of the decal options available have either been airshow or examples at their home airbases. This set will give you interesting markings of the Sea Flanker's first 'official' use in combat.

Begemot Decals are now available with free shipping in the US from HobbyZone USA. 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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