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Hobby Master 1:72 Air Power Series HA5602
Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-25PDS Foxbat-E Diecast Model
IQAF 84th Sqn, Hornet Killer, Zuhair Dawood, Iraq, Operation Desert Storm 1991

1:72 Scale   Length   Width
Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-25PDS Foxbat-E   13"   7.75"

The first American casualty of Operation Desert Storm came on the night of January 17, 1991. LCDR Scott "Spike" Speicher was piloting an F/A-18C Hornet from VFA-81 "Sunliners" when his aircraft crashed. According to a fellow pilot on the same mission the F/A-18C was at 28,000 feet and hit by an R-40 missile fired from an Iraqi MiG-25PDS believed to be flown by Lt. Zuhair Dawood of the IrAF 84th Squadron. LCDR Speicher was listed as MIA but later changed to KIA.

Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-25PDS Foxbat-E

Designed as a high-speed, high-altitude interceptor to counter the threat posed by the US XB-70 Valkyrie bomber, the MiG-25 was first flown on September 9th, 1964. The airframe was designed around a pair of massive Tumansky R-15(B) turbojet engines, capable of propelling it to a top speed of around Mach 3. The Foxbat is one of the fastest production aircraft to enter service. In addition to the interceptor variants, numerous reconnaisance variants were also produced. The MiG-25 has seen service with several air forces besides Russia including those of Iraq, Egypt, Libya and Syria.

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Hobby Master 1:72 Air Power Series

The Hobby Master "1:72 Air Power Series" range presents detailed, ready-made diecast models of military aircraft.

Hobby Master "1:72 Air Power Series" diecast airplanes feature:

  • Diecast metal construction with some plastic components.
  • Realistic panel lines, antennas, access panels and surface details.
  • Pad printed markings and placards that won't fade or peel like decals.
  • Opening canopies, revealing detailed cockpit interiors.
  • Interchangeable extended/retracted landing gear.
  • Presentation stand to display the aircraft "in flight".
  • Authentic detachable ordnance loads complete with placards.
  • Accurately detailed underside with concealed screwheads.

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