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63cpe:
Along the Tu-32P "Farmhand" I'm working on two other projects for the Soviet GB: the MiG-25 "Foxbat-G" and the Su-15MP "Mantra". The Tu-32 is simply getting too big (about 47 cm in length..) so I've put it in the spray cabin and procede there.

Now the MiG-25 "Foxbat-G" is conceived as a heavy strike variant of the MiG-25 seen in the picture on the upper side. Wings are from CF-105 and fit surprisingly well to it. Wing will be clipped just a bit to get the same chord on the wingtips as the original MiG-25.
In the lower side you'll see the Su-15 MP "Mantra", conceived as a successor of the Yak-28PP in the Wild Weasel role. It incorporates some early stealth technologies for a better blended intake and exhaust. 1/48 Su-15 wing is raised and moved slightly forward to shoulder winged and will be lerx-ed (you know what I mean) into the upper intake. Intakes will look like the ones on the F-35/ F-18G. Tail assembly will eventually look similar to the Su-47 but with 4 canted tailplanes. Can't be shown yet...
IMG_20170211_102235859 by David Dunnebier, on Flickr

IMG_20170211_102301722 by David Dunnebier, on Flickr

Somehow the MiG-25-with-CF105 wing reminds me of an early Vulcan....but smaller in size.
Anybody have suggestions on how to get a smaller RCS on a Su-15?

Comments are welcome!

David

zenrat:
Cool bananas Dave.
 :thumbsup:

I thought the Yak 28PP was an ECM aircraft.  Did it also carry out the offensive role in WW missions?

63cpe:
Thanks Fred!

"bout the Yak-28PP: Yes, it is an ECM plane, designed to accompany attack aircraft as they penetrated hostile airspace, using its jammers and chaff rockets to protect the strike package.

From Airvectors.net:
[7] YAK-28PP BREWER-E / BREWER IN SERVICE

* In the mid-1960s, one Yak-28L was converted to a "defense suppression" -- or, as the Americans would say, "Wild Weasel" -- configuration, fitted for carriage of two Kh-28 (NATO AS-9 Kyle) anti-radar missiles in place of the wing tanks, with the bombing system replaced by a radar homing and warning system (RHAWS) to target radars. This machine was designated "Yak-28N", where "N" stood for "Nositel (Carrier)", meaning "missile carrier". The conclusion of the exercise was that a more modern machine was needed for the tough defense suppression mission, and the Mikoyan MiG-25BM "Foxbat-F" was obtained for that role instead.

In roughly the same timeframe, another Yak-28I was modified as a radar reconnaissance machine, carrying a "Bulat (Damask Steel)" side-looking airborne radar (SLAR) in the bombbay, with the SLAR antenna deployed out of the bombbay when observations were to be made. This machine was redesignated "Yak-28BI". It also was not adopted for service.

However, an electronic countermeasures variant, the "Yak-28PP", where "PP" stood for "Postanovschshik Pomekh (Countermeasures Aircraft)", did go into service. The Yak-28PP was developed in the late 1960s and entered production in 1970. It was something of a hybrid, with the cockpit and canopy of the Yak-28R, but the nose glazing of the Yak-28L; exactly why a countermeasures aircraft needed nose glazing is an interesting little question.

The Yak-28PP was fitted with the uprated R-11AF2-300 engines, and was crammed full of countermeasures gear, leading to a clutter of antenna fairings over the fuselage. The Yak-28PP was unarmed, but it could carry a pod of 57-millimeter rockets on each outer wing, with the rockets carrying warheads full of chaff to blind adversary radars; the aircraft was also fitted with chaff-flare dispensers for self-defense. The Yak-28PP was designed to accompany attack aircraft as they penetrated hostile airspace, using its jammers and chaff rockets to protect the strike package. Total production of the Yak-28PP is unclear.

zenrat:
So it didn't actively strike but provided ECM support.
OK, got it.
Thanks.
 :thumbsup:

DogfighterZen:
Love where this is going, those 2 look great! :thumbsup:

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