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Su-17/22 Tumansky R-29-300 Rear Fuselage Conversion

Vespa Models 1/48 Su-17/22 Tumansky R-29-300 Rear Fuselage Conversion First Look

By Michael Benolkin

Date of Review May 2022 Manufacturer Vespa Models
Subject Su-17/22 Tumansky R-29-300 Rear Fuselage Conversion Scale 1/48
Kit Number 48002 Primary Media Resin
Pros 3D-designed parts, outstanding moldings, fine recessed scribing Cons Novices might consider afterburner spray rings assembly difficult
Skill Level Experienced MSRP (USD) $55.00

First Look

Su-17/22 Tumansky R-29-300 Rear Fuselage Conversion
Su-17/22 Tumansky R-29-300 Rear Fuselage Conversion
Su-17/22 Tumansky R-29-300 Rear Fuselage Conversion
Su-17/22 Tumansky R-29-300 Rear Fuselage Conversion
Su-17/22 Tumansky R-29-300 Rear Fuselage Conversion
Su-17/22 Tumansky R-29-300 Rear Fuselage Conversion
Su-17/22 Tumansky R-29-300 Rear Fuselage Conversion
Su-17/22 Tumansky R-29-300 Rear Fuselage Conversion
Su-17/22 Tumansky R-29-300 Rear Fuselage Conversion

Want to build an accurate, 1:48-scale Tumansky-engine “Fitter” from the Syrian Civil War? Grab Vespa Models’ exquisite conversion kit.

Designed for Kitty Hawk’s 1:48 Su-17/22, components include 25 3D-designed, resin components of simply superb quality:

  • Vertical fin with multiple tip options
  • Empennage
  • Horizontal stabilizers
  • Engine burner can and afterburner parts
  • Tail antennae array
  • Multiple chaff & flare dispensers
  • Chin and fin sensor

Parts permit construction of an accurate “Fitter-E”, “Fitter-F”, “Fitter-G”, or “Fitter-J”. And special components let you correctly detail a colorful Peruvian bird. But without photo documentation, assembly of afterburner spray rings might prove daunting.

Already have a 1:48 Hobby Boss Fitter? Vespa says that the conversion kit also fits Hobby Boss’ model – but “with some trimming”.

More, Vespa Models – please!

With thanks to Vespa Models for the sample.