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Cold War (1950-1974)
Discuss the aircraft modeling subjects during the Cold War period.
Hosted by Tim Hatton
Two-seat Fitter swing wing - out of box!
Ontario, Canada
Joined: September 20, 2013
KitMaker: 345 posts
AeroScale: 113 posts
Posted: Wednesday, January 25, 2017 - 06:07 AM UTC
One of the things I like most about aircraft, well any vehicle actually, is the ways in which the various models of it can vary. I am a huge fan of variants, and thereís little I like more than the two-seater of a one-seater aircraft. This is almost a universal thing for me, and itís not a surprise that if thereís a trainer version of a given plane I have gone out of my way to get my hands on it. Iíll often turn down the one-seater until I have gotten the two-seater!

A perfect example of this is the mighty Su-17/20/22 ďFitterĒ family of swing wings. I particularly like this one, since itís a massively re-eingineered swing-wing variant of the fixed wing Su-7. Of course, thatís only the start. Given that thereís also a two-seater of this plane, you can imagine how eager I was to find a kit of one of THOSE. Now, there is a nice Bilek out there, but thereís also the old Hobbycraft. Not as many people know about that one, and itís not as sought after. Of course, thatís the one I was able to find!

Check out this oddly Canadian kit, made in China, of a Russian export-model airplane below. P.S. Bring your aftermarket decals!