Looking to upgrade their Su-27 multi-purpose fighter in the 1980s, the Russians began developing an advanced derivative that became known as the Su-35. Though this first iteration — initially flown in 1988 — ultimately took on its own Su-37 designation, engineers continued their work and designed a 4++ Generation fighter, meant to bridge the gap before the PAK FA became available. This newest plane, officially the Su-35, took its first flight in 2008.
Painted in an eye-catching gray camo paint scheme, this newly tooled, 1/72 scale, die cast model is a Hobby Master replica of an Su-35 Flanker prototype as it appeared at an airshow in August of 2009. It features engraved panel lines, a see-through canopy, a well-appointed cockpit, a removable pilot figure, realistic air intakes, wing-mounted missiles, detailed thrust-vectoring exhaust ports, optional-position landing gear, and a display stand. Measures approximately 12¼" long with an 8½" wingspan.
Hobby Master: HA5701