Sukhoi Su-47M Firkin-D

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Sukhoi Su-47M Firkin-D

Postby nils » Fri Jan 26, 2018 17:16

this is an upgraded version of the standard Sukhoi Su-47 (S-37) with new avionics, AESA radar, new engines,...
the prototype of this 4.9 generation fighter was introduced in Januari 2018 and is intended as a stopgap between the current fleet of Su-27 and the new Su-57 5th generation fighter. the Russian Air Force has decided to purchase 50 of these aircraft and upgrade 100 earlier Su-47A's to the same standard.

its also offered to nations who are interested in the Su-57 but cant afford it or are limited by embargo's, with this the company hopes to offer a lower cost alternative.
among nations interested include Vietnam, Finland, Indonesia, India and China.

The Model:

the model is a 1/144 Revell S-37 Berkut, weapons and decals are from revell's Su-27 (witch is only good as a parts/decal source or kitbashing). the Su-35 style nose and TVC exhausts are surplus from a Trumpeter Su-27 kit.
the model is also the first kit i used Airbrush painting (at least for the basecoat and the varnish, Humbrol clear works better with an airbrush then with a handbrush). im still learning to use the airbrush, so the camo is handpainted, i still need more spray/masking practice for camo.

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on the bench:
-JAS-39 Gripen Upgrade project

planned:
-Airbus A400M (Belgian AF)
-Airbus A321 (Belgian AF)
-....
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Re: Sukhoi Su-47M Firkin-D

Postby ajmm » Fri Jan 26, 2018 17:52

Very cool. Nicely done.
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Re: Sukhoi Su-47M Firkin-D

Postby Mig88 » Fri Jan 26, 2018 18:30

Cool indeed!! Great idea and execution!
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Re: Sukhoi Su-47M Firkin-D

Postby smeg1959 » Sun Jan 28, 2018 3:26

A Firkin overflowing with vodka! Great work, nils! ;)
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