Linden Hill Decals 1/32 MiG-23MF/MS Non-Aligned Floggers #1 Decal First Look
|Date of Review||September 2010||Manufacturer||Linden Hill Decals|
|Subject||MiG-23MF/MS Non-Aligned Floggers #1||Scale||1/32|
|Set Number||32010||Pros||Colorful alternative subjects for the Trumpeter MiG-23MF kit|
|Cons||Nothing noted||Skill Level||Basic|
Alright you fans of Soviet & Russian military aviation, Linden Hill has released another nice set of markings, this time for Trumpeter's 1/32 MiG-23MF kit.
This set covers the Floggers of the Libyan and Iraqi Air Forces. Both services operated the MiG-23MS Flogger E as well as the MiG-23MF Flogger B. The MiG-23MS was the standard export version of the MiG-23 in its early days and was recognizable by its smaller radome and lack of an infrared search/track set under the nose. As newer MiG-23s entered Soviet and Warsaw Pact service, the MiG-23MFs were finally released to the non-aligned allies.
The seven subjects rendered in this set include:
- MiG-23MS, Bort 4014, 1023 Sqn, Libyan AF, 1980s
- MiG-23MS, Bort 6916, 1050 Sqn, Libyan AF, 1980s
- MiG-23MF, Bort 0200, Libyan AF, 2004
- MiG-23MS, Bort 1449, 39 Sqn, Iraqi AF, 1981
- MiG-23MS, Bort 4012, 39 Sqn, Iraqi AF, 1980s
- MiG-23MS, Bort 23103, 59 Sqn, Iraqi AF, 1988
- MiG-23MF, Bort 23167, 39 Sqn, Iraqi AF, 1980s
The instructions provide good color and paint information ro replicate these various color patterns.
Linden Hill has produced another nice set of markings and really provide some excellent subjects from the Soviet and Warsaw Pact Air Forces. This decal set will definitely give you some great alternatives so your aircraft won't look 'out of the box'.
Linden Hill Decals can be purchased directly from their website at http://www.lindenhillimports.com/.
My sincere thanks to Linden Hill Decals for this review sample!