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Took me soo long, I didn't remember how this project started. :banghead:
Anyway found it...thanks search function... :thumbsup:

Let's start with a short history:

This is the MiG-15 OPLR “Fireside”.
This MiG -15 variant "Ohkotik Podderska letayushchiy Radio" or OPLR was seen by NATO observers in company with other MiG-15 and later -17’s and was mistaken for a fighter, hence the callsign starting with F.
It was actually conceived as a “hunter” airborne radarstation over the vast Russian skies co-working with “killer” team MiG-15 and later Mig-17’s like a wolfpack. So it wasn't a fighter in true essence. Although tried for some time with continuous improvement of the airborne radar, it had limited radar capabilities and was too slow for contemporary fighters. So, the concept was abandoned.

Maiden flight: December 1953
Livery: PVO-Strany, Magadan-13 (Magadan area), October 1955

IMG_4878 by Buddy Holly, on Flickr
IMG_4876 by Buddy Holly, on Flickr
IMG_4863 by Buddy Holly, on Flickr
IMG_4865 by Buddy Holly, on Flickr
IMG_4868 by Buddy Holly, on Flickr
IMG_4869 by Buddy Holly, on Flickr
IMG_4870 by Buddy Holly, on Flickr

https://www.flickr.com/photos/jetsonsspecial/albums/72157696711123204/with/27496167787/

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David aka 63cpe


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Re: Nato Reporting Name "Fireside" thread revival and beauty pics
« Reply #1 on: May 27, 2018, 05:44:36 am »
Gorgeous!
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Re: Nato Reporting Name "Fireside" thread revival and beauty pics
« Reply #2 on: May 27, 2018, 06:28:47 am »
Really neat, I like that  :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
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Re: Nato Reporting Name "Fireside" thread revival and beauty pics
« Reply #3 on: May 27, 2018, 11:09:52 am »
Yep, that is fun.
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Re: Nato Reporting Name "Fireside" thread revival and beauty pics
« Reply #4 on: May 28, 2018, 03:55:56 am »
Great job.

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Re: Nato Reporting Name "Fireside" thread revival and beauty pics
« Reply #5 on: May 28, 2018, 05:59:31 am »
Nice!  :lol: :thumbsup:

Reminds me of a Lavochkin prototype I did some time agon on the basis of an F-84.

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Re: Nato Reporting Name "Fireside" thread revival and beauty pics
« Reply #6 on: May 28, 2018, 09:38:41 am »
Looks nice.  :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
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Re: Nato Reporting Name "Fireside" thread revival and beauty pics
« Reply #7 on: May 28, 2018, 11:22:19 am »
Creative, and a neat little job! :thumbsup:

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Re: Nato Reporting Name "Fireside" thread revival and beauty pics
« Reply #8 on: May 28, 2018, 11:46:08 am »
Thank you very much gentlemen.

Cheers!
David