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Offline jalles

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MiG-25 Transport
« on: March 04, 2018, 10:19:02 am »
In the mid 60's MiG pitched a transport version of the MiG-25 (essentially a business jet, but I don't think they used that term).  I happen to have a 1/72 MiG-25 in the stash so why not?  I think it would be a good propaganda victory, while the US Air Force brass would be flying around at Mach .6 in a JetStar, the upper echelon of the Soviet Air Force would be whisked away at Mach 2.5.

Here's a model MiG made for the pitch:



Unfortunately I don't have anything in the stash for the cockpit part (and to be honest I'm not sure what I'd use) so I'm going to scratch build it.  Here's the start:


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Re: MiG-25 Transport
« Reply #1 on: March 04, 2018, 10:22:19 am »
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Re: MiG-25 Transport
« Reply #2 on: March 04, 2018, 11:00:56 am »
this'll be fun.
Looks a bit wider than the standard MiG-25, with a side-by-side cockpit? Proportions are almost TSR-2 like...

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Re: MiG-25 Transport
« Reply #3 on: March 04, 2018, 11:46:38 am »
Looks a bit wider than the standard MiG-25, with a side-by-side cockpit? Proportions are almost TSR-2 like...

Yep, it will have side by side seating in the cockpit.  Apparently in the cabin it was only a single isle and one seat wide.

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Re: MiG-25 Transport
« Reply #4 on: March 04, 2018, 12:31:24 pm »
Oh nice one.

In a way, it's a bit like the conversion of the Su-27 to make the Su-34 isn't it? You might imagine an 'executive' Su-34 with a stretched cabin and few extra seats...

What else could you convert like this? The F-14, F-15 and A-5 Vigilante all spring to mind...
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Re: MiG-25 Transport
« Reply #5 on: March 04, 2018, 12:39:18 pm »

What else could you convert like this? The F-14, F-15 and A-5 Vigilante all spring to mind...


A TSR2.  ;D

Who did one in BA markings at Telford the same year I had my monster 777 there? That looked really good.
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Re: MiG-25 Transport
« Reply #6 on: March 04, 2018, 01:48:30 pm »
In a way, it's a bit like the conversion of the Su-27 to make the Su-34 isn't it? You might imagine an 'executive' Su-34 with a stretched cabin and few extra seats...
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Re: MiG-25 Transport
« Reply #7 on: March 04, 2018, 01:59:40 pm »
If your last build is any thing to go by, this will be fantasic.


What else could you convert like this? The F-14, F-15 and A-5 Vigilante all spring to mind...


A TSR2.  ;D

Who did one in BA markings at Telford the same year I had my monster 777 there? That looked really good.

That was Phil Cater (aka Rodger the Cabin Boy)

If im not mistaken wasnt there a transport version of the F-106 put forward for the USAF?
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Re: MiG-25 Transport
« Reply #8 on: March 04, 2018, 02:12:46 pm »
Every time I see that photo I get excited at the idea of doing it myself. I have to admit I prefer the idea of someone else doing it, especially with that new forward fuselage. Bravo, and please keep us posted!
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Re: MiG-25 Transport
« Reply #9 on: March 04, 2018, 04:20:07 pm »
There was the B-58 VIP pod proposed (and and an airliner like version).  If you didn’t have to pay the fuel bill, could have been a nice quick way for a few generals to get across country...
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Re: MiG-25 Transport
« Reply #10 on: March 04, 2018, 04:50:22 pm »
In a book on the XB-70 that I've got there's a pic of the mockup which has a small row of windows in the fuselage just aft of the cockpit.  :o

I can't remember the caption and I can't find the blasted book just now, but it sure was a really crazy idea.
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Re: MiG-25 Transport
« Reply #11 on: March 04, 2018, 05:47:16 pm »
There was a proposed transport version of the B-57A Canberra put forward to SAC as a bomber crew transport.  There is a picture of a model of it in the Mikesh book on the Canberra.
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Re: MiG-25 Transport
« Reply #12 on: March 04, 2018, 11:09:38 pm »


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Re: MiG-25 Transport
« Reply #13 on: March 05, 2018, 12:58:35 am »
Uh. that's exy and something I considered to build some day, too, after I saw it in literature.   :wub:
Looking forward to this, esp. curious about the potential livery. Should look really sexy in a classic Aeroflot livery?

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Re: MiG-25 Transport
« Reply #14 on: March 05, 2018, 02:58:48 am »


 ;D

Air con?  Rather spoiling their guinea pigs weren't they?
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