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Antonov An-225 Mriya 'Cossack'

Begemot 1/144 Antonov An-225 Mriya 'Cossack' Decal First Look

By Michael Benolkin

Date of Review January 2020 Manufacturer Begemot
Subject Antonov An-225 Mriya 'Cossack' Scale 1/144
Set Number 14404 Pros Markings for six different schemes
Cons Nothing noted Skill Level Novice
MSRP (USD) N/A

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 an interesting set of markings for the Antonov An-225 Mriya 'Cossack' heavy airlifter. The An-225 was originally developed to transport the Buran Space Shuttles, but cancellation of Buran led to the aircraft taking on specialty airlift tasks. Let's take a look at the subjects covered:

Antonov An-225 Mriya 'Cossack'Antonov An-225 Mriya 'Cossack'

  • An-225, CCCP-82060, 387, Paris Airshow, 1989, USSR
  • An-225, CCCP-82060, 410, Paris Airshow, 1991, USSR
  • An-225, UR-82060, 410, MAKS 2001, Ukraine
  • An-225, UR-82060, Antonov Airlines, 2005, Ukraine
  • An-225, UR-82060, Antonov Airlines, 2007, Ukraine
  • An-225, UR-82060, Antonov Airlines, 2008, Ukraine

The decals include a complete set of airframe stencils in addition to the markings variations that were applied a twenty year span of time. These decals are sized for the Zvezda/Revell kit.

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!