A supersonic interceptor first flown in 1964, the MiG-25 was a Soviet warplane that was among the fastest military aircraft of its era. It was a source of concern for the United States, given its speed and perceived maneuverability; it was, however, better understood when in 1976, Viktor Belenko defected and flew his MiG-25 to Japan for Western observation. More than 1,100 have been manufactured and it remains in limited service today.
Made by Hobby Master, this 1/72 scale, die cast model recreates "Blue 59," a MiG-25PDS flying with the Soviet 8th Air Defense Army in 1985. It features recessed panel lines, an opening canopy, a well-equipped cockpit (with instrument panel details and a removable pilot figure), realistic air intake and afterburning engine exhaust nozzles, full weapons complement, optional-position landing gear, authentic markings, and a display stand. Measures approximately 13" long with a 7¾" wingspan.
Hobby Master: HA5604