Six-Day-War...1/48 Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-17F, United Arab Republic Airforce

December 16, 2020 · in Aviation · · 7 · 1.8K

Built over 5 years ago.

kit, decals came from an old Hobbycraft kit. Some unintended scratches in the nose areaand the outer wing edges. Short before completion the model had a "maiden flight" from the table to the ground, luckily only a nose gun broke off. Don´t know anymore what my dad used for the nmf, the checkboard pattern on the rudder is painted.

Model shows an aircraft of the united Arab airforces No.18 Sqn , showing the flying panther, during the 6 Day War in 1967. Most of these planes were destroyed or severly damaged, like this one, on the ground by the Israeli airforce. The Israelis reassambled this aircraft after the war as a trophy.

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7 responses

  1. Nice work. That's not the easiest kit out there.

  2. Nice job indeed!
    Well done!

  3. Nicely done, and a good-looking scheme for the MiG-17.

  4. Very nice surface finish, and i like moderate weathering. Looks great
    Regards Djordje

  5. Great job on this one. Not a pleasant kit to build.

  6. Thanks a lot for likes and comments!

  7. Yes sir, that is quite nice! I've built that kit as well, in North Vietnamese livery, and I had issues with fit in several areas. The MiG-17 is one of my favorite types and yours is a winner! 🙂

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