New images added Hobby Master HA6107 Su-25K Frogfoot Red 03, flown by Lt. Col. Alexander Rutskoy, 4th August 1988

New images added for Hobby Master HA6107 Su-25K Frogfoot Red 03, flown by Lt. Col. Alexander Rutskoy, 4th August 1988. Pre-orders for this 1:72 scale model are being taken at £77.95.

In 1999 Russia decided to upgrade their aging Su-25 aircraft with actual work beginning in 2001. The first of the upgraded aircraft designated Su-25SM (Stroyevoy Modernizirovannyi) Grach (Rook) flew on March 3, 2002 with the first six modernized aircraft entering service with the Russian Air Force in December 2006. The idea behind the modernization was to expand the life of the Su-25, make it All-Weather capable, more lethal and reduce operating and maintenance cost. Increased ordnance loads and a wider selection were also added.

In 1986 Lt. Col Rutskoy from the 378th OShAP was shot down while attacking the Mujahedeen. His style of flying was characterized as reckless by his own fellow pilots. After recovering he returned to duty and even though he had seniority he continued to fly. On August 4, 1988 Rutskoy along with another Su-25 carried out a sortie to mark a training camp 6 miles inside Pakistan territory. The Su-25s soon came under attack from a PAF F-16 that downed Rotskoy. Rotskoy ejected, was captured and held for two weeks.

Summary
product image
Aggregate Rating
no rating based on 0 votes
Brand Name
Hobby Master
Product Name
Su-25K Frogfoot Red 03, flown by Lt. Col. Alexander Rutskoy, 4th August 1988
Price
£77.95
Product Availability
Pre-Order Only

Comments are closed here.