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HARMs on UAF Migs?

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Found on Twitter that the recently found HARM parts could have been fired from a UAF aircraft, not ground launched as first thought.
Are we going to see more Migs & Sukhois with western armaments? This opens up so many possibilities, they already have the Brimstone triple launcher for ground firings. SU-25 with Brimstones? Migs & JDAMs? :D

‼️ Under Secretary of Defense Colin Kahl: In recent packages for #Ukraine we've included a number of anti-radiation missiles that can be fired off Ukrainian aircraft.

Previously, Pentagon did not announce the specific provision of such missiles to #Ukraine.

https://twitter.com/OstapYarysh/status/ ... F-NRA&s=19

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While I had read your post (and also some other rumours and tidbits of information - or rather, speculation) about this topic, I lack the knowledge to make any kind of informed statement, so I decided to shut up for the time being rather than making even more of a fool out of myself. ;)

However, today I stumbled upon this article which states that yes, it is indeed technically feasible to fire an AGM-88 HARM from a MiG-29, albeit with some degree of functional restriction due to the lack of a dedicated targeting pod.

An interesting hybrid of Russian & US weapon technology if this is true!*

While I am still unable to judge the content, not only does the source, Forbes, seem relatively credible to me, but also the text doesn't read like sensationalist crap, which is always reassuring.

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*and maybe an interesting build idea? :D

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Whilst I can't add any enlightenment to this topic, I've suddenly realised that Blueberry joined our merry band back in Feb and we'd forgotten to welcome them to the fold. So, a very warm, albeit belated, welcome! :oops:
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AGM-88's have been integrated onto Ukrainian MiG-29's: https://twitter.com/KpsZSU/status/1564531365600690176

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Confirmed by another article (sorry but in French.... we will have to work with Google translation.... :D :lol: ) :
Ukraine has successfully modified MiG-29s to use the American AGM-88 HARM anti-radar missile
http://www.opex360.com/2022/08/20/lukra ... m-88-harm/

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There has also been a picture of a AGM-88 under the wing of a Ukrainian Su-27.
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Given the Mad Max-like things some Ukrainian mechanics have welded together, I'm halfing expecting to see HARMs on a Mil Mi-8 or a buggy now... :mrgreen:

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So the obvious question for a missile dunce like me - which kits in scale include this armament?

I've got the plastic and decals for a Ukrainian Su-27, so it would be a perfect pairing

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The harm should be included in the Revell F-16C and Tornado ECR, the SU-27 has the other camouflage like this one I think

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Another Revell kit with HARM is the F/A-18D "Wild Weasel" and the ACE re-box.

Weapon kits with AGM-88 HARMs:

The old LS/Arii "weapon set #2".

Pit-Road Aircraft Weapons Set 1
Re-packaged in Pit-Road Aircraft Weapons Set 3 (SNW03)

Newer Platz "AW-2" Modern Aircraft Weapon Set 2

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