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Re: Mig-37SMT - Finished!! (pics pg6)
« Reply #90 on: May 14, 2017, 03:30:35 pm »
Thanks guys!  So glad you like.

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I enjoy taking these 80's conceptual kits and making them into something that looks more contemporary.  Now that we know what "stealth" aircraft look like, I try to incorporate those features to make a more believable model.  Looks like maybe I've succeeded.

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Re: Mig-37SMT - Finished!! (pics pg6)
« Reply #91 on: May 15, 2017, 06:25:11 am »
Glorious  :bow:
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Re: Mig-37SMT - Finished!! (pics pg6)
« Reply #92 on: May 15, 2017, 09:33:54 pm »
Fab!
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Re: Mig-37SMT - Finished!! (pics pg6)
« Reply #93 on: May 16, 2017, 12:32:03 am »
As all have said, great model!  :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

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Re: Mig-37SMT
« Reply #94 on: May 16, 2017, 01:06:44 pm »
Well, the MiG-37SMT is finally finished.  I managed to break off both of the canards after painting and gloss-coating, they're repaired but not perfect.  But at least it's done  :drink:

Quick background (cribbed from Wikipedia):

Towards the end of the 1990s, with the introduction of the USAF F-22 into service and the Navy‘s NATF program and F-35 development in full swing, a Soviet response was necessary to avoid the possibility of this new generation of American fighters gaining a serious technological advantage over existing Soviet fighters.

Thus the development of a new multi-role fighter became a priority.  In 1992, the Soviet General Staff issued a requirement for a Perspektivnyy Frontovoy Istrebitel (PFI, roughly "Advanced Frontline Fighter") to replace the multi-role MiG-29’s just entering service.  Like recent US programs, this new aircraft was to utilize the latest in low observable technologies in order to penetrate NATO airspace defended by advanced air defense systems.  It was to be a multi-role platform with an emphasis on air-to-ground, much like the F-35.

 Specifications for range and weapons load were extremely ambitious.

Detailed design work on the resultant Mikoyan Product 15, designated MiG-37A, began in 1995, with the first flight taking place on 18 October 2001. The pre-production aircraft was first spotted by United States reconnaissance satellites in November of that year; it was dubbed Ram-P because it was observed at the Zhukovsky flight test center near the town of Ramenskoye.

In the West, the new fighter was given the NATO reporting name "Firewall".

RAM-P already existed much earlier, allocated designations go at least up to -T in fact before the end of the USSR. Ram-V or Ram-X would be much better. Assuming you want to be accurate with your misinformation :)

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Re: Mig-37SMT - Finished!! (pics pg6)
« Reply #95 on: May 16, 2017, 02:58:52 pm »
A really beautiful model - well done!!

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Re: Mig-37SMT - Finished!! (pics pg6)
« Reply #96 on: May 17, 2017, 02:41:53 pm »
What everyone else said. I'm truly in awe. Automatic Whiffy.
I find it very hard to believe Academy would make a mistake like that he said sarcastically...

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Re: Mig-37SMT - Finished!! (pics pg6)
« Reply #97 on: May 17, 2017, 03:00:17 pm »
Beautiful model| And all scratch-built!
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Re: Mig-37SMT - Finished!! (pics pg6)
« Reply #98 on: June 26, 2017, 03:39:40 pm »
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