MiG 27z: NATO Reporting name Flogfoot
Originally designed as a stopgap measure to fill a need while the Su 25 was developed, the MiG 27z ended up remaining in service alongside the aircraft it was intended to be replaced by.
It was basically a MiG 27 with the heavy and complex variable geometry mechanism removed and swept wings with many hardpoints fitted.
Faster and capable of carrying a heavier offensive load than the Grach the MiG only lost out in the survivability stakes where its single engine made it more vulnerable to ground fire than the twin engined Sukhoi.
The aircraft pictured was part of an "advisory" detachment to Eastern Syria during the late 1980's.The Model
Academy 1/72 MiG 27 Flogger D with the wings from a (Chinese knock off) Matchbox Mystery IVA.
Weapons from a variety of sources including ICM Soviet Weapons sets, Academy A-37 Dragonfly and the MiG kit itself.
Camo scheme is based on that used by Chad on its Frogfoots.
Decals are those from the MiG kit.