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Re: MiG 27z - NATO reporting name Flogfoot
« Reply #75 on: April 20, 2017, 03:39:26 am »
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.

« Last Edit: April 20, 2017, 03:43:44 am by zenrat »
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Re: MiG 27z - NATO reporting name Flogfoot - Finished pics pg 6
« Reply #76 on: April 20, 2017, 04:05:16 am »
Yes,it look so right! :thumbsup:
I like it a lot! :wub:

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Re: MiG 27z - NATO reporting name Flogfoot - Finished pics pg 6
« Reply #77 on: April 20, 2017, 05:10:15 am »
I like the top view/shape of this one a lot, like a Su-25/MiG-27 hybrid with the best from both concepts. I am just not certain about the stabilizer, so close to the fuselage? It looks a bit squashed, maybe a true T-tail would have been a better option? Nevertheless, glorious result, I like it a lot.  :thumbsup:

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Re: MiG 27z - NATO reporting name Flogfoot - Finished pics pg 6
« Reply #78 on: April 20, 2017, 08:50:22 am »
Not a whif but "should've been". Love the maximum loadout and the camo came out pretty well :thumbsup:

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Re: MiG 27z - NATO reporting name Flogfoot - Finished pics pg 6
« Reply #79 on: April 20, 2017, 10:32:19 am »
I am so going to copy this idea with maybe a little refinement here and there

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Re: MiG 27z - NATO reporting name Flogfoot - Finished pics pg 6
« Reply #80 on: April 20, 2017, 11:08:32 am »
Perfect Fred, perfect   :thumbsup:
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Re: MiG 27z - NATO reporting name Flogfoot - Finished pics pg 6
« Reply #81 on: April 20, 2017, 07:01:52 pm »
 :o What a loadout! That looks great, like the camo a lot! :bow: :cheers:
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Re: MiG 27z - NATO reporting name Flogfoot - Finished pics pg 6
« Reply #82 on: April 21, 2017, 12:53:53 am »
Great build and camo and just love the load out  :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
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Re: MiG 27z - NATO reporting name Flogfoot - Finished pics pg 6
« Reply #83 on: April 21, 2017, 04:34:49 am »
Thanks folks.
Dizz - agree re the horizontal tails but they fitted so well onto the braking chute (?) bulge.  Longer would have been nicer but I didn't have anything suitable.
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Re: MiG 27z - NATO reporting name Flogfoot - Finished pics pg 6
« Reply #84 on: April 22, 2017, 05:24:09 am »
Very nice.

And quite an advisory loadout, too.  :thumbsup:
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Re: MiG 27z - NATO reporting name Flogfoot - Finished pics pg 6
« Reply #85 on: April 22, 2017, 01:10:33 pm »
That looks magnificent - a beautifully modelled "could have been"! :thumbsup:

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Re: MiG 27z - NATO reporting name Flogfoot - Finished pics pg 6
« Reply #86 on: April 22, 2017, 10:10:43 pm »
Thanks folks.
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Re: MiG 27z - NATO reporting name Flogfoot - Finished pics pg 6
« Reply #87 on: April 23, 2017, 04:58:12 pm »
That looks so, so good Fred. I love it! Bravo!
I find it very hard to believe Academy would make a mistake like that he said sarcastically...

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Re: MiG 27z - NATO reporting name Flogfoot - Finished pics pg 6
« Reply #88 on: April 24, 2017, 03:55:37 am »
Thanks Zac, glad you like it.
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Re: MiG 27z - NATO reporting name Flogfoot - Finished pics pg 6
« Reply #89 on: April 24, 2017, 04:47:53 am »
Is done! Is good! :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

Load-out is as spectacular as the camo! :wub:
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