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About Berkut

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    Push the envelope,watch it bend.
  • Birthday 03/20/1991

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  1. Excellent build! Always nice to see AMK MiG-31 builds 🙂 Yes, they are the same other than the triangle on top of BM/BSM variants, and that will have no effect on masking itself.
  2. Remind me; Do we know what company is generally speaking doing the tooling for GWH?
  3. Someone has jokes and references flying over their head.
  4. Yes, and those. But i cannot post sprue shots myself, and as said, better off waiting for the updated parts.
  5. Sorry, i cannot, so you would just trust my word and previous CAD's. Either way, it is better to wait for the updated sprues anyway at this point. 🙂
  6. I don't want to be too specific for a number of reasons, but very soon. 🙂 Of course how long it will take til the kit is out considering everything (and not just the sprues themselves) is anyones guess, but the work is continuing steadily.
  7. Just to give a short update; I have had the first version of the sprues for several months now and even in the early version they look amazing (bare a number of small production issues). Honestly one of the most detailed kits ever. The next version of the sprues will be done soon and axillary stuff (instruction, decals, PE etc) is being worked on too. This one is well worth waiting for.
  8. A rare but very interesting bird, so nice to see a build of it here. Super sharp rescribing work, what tool do you use to rescribe? What are your impressions of the kit so far overall?
  9. Not sure if it has been posted, but here is the speech by former SECNAV Modley. What a garbage human being.
  10. Hard to tell for sure. In an earlier shot at about 20 sec mark where the canopy slides in, one can only see a single bubble. Might have been a production fault that was deemed passable or just water on either lens or the canopy, although one would expect them to move around. It is also likely this is an older version of the canopy either way. They originally used "organic glass" (more commonly known as acrylic glass) and now using monolithic polycarbonate which testing has shown to be far stronger, lighter and has quite a bit higher temperature before it starts to get soft, which is important for top speed of course...
  11. My god, there is so much nonsense in this thread it is shocking. No, it is real. It is from missile bay, obviously. Just watch frame by frame, it is easy to see the missile is slipped into the airstream. Secondly, there isn't a pylon in that location, at all. And yes, it has been measured up and down, left and right, R-73 class (K-74M2 to be exact) fits just fine there. Because the weaponbay was designed to fit a R-73 missile. Nice conclusion... Just because you didn't see any video's, doesn't mean it didn't happen, obviously. They have been doing weapon testing for many years. In fact, before T-50 ever flew. Su-47 had a modified weaponbay to match T-50's and did weapondropping from it, including at supersonic speeds since like 2008/2009. We got an official statement regarding T-50S-1 crash, just not a very detailed one. Like when, exactly? I saw all b/n's. Crazy thought; Problems might have more solution to them than one. S-ducts isn't a silver bullet that solves everything, in fact, it creates plenty of problems. As with any sort of engineering, there is upsides and downsides to everything. The system on T-50 is not a straight forward S-duck one, but comprises of several solutions some of which is partial S-ducts, fancy radarblocker and other things... T-50's designers even took out a patent explaining the overall design, and the downsides of S-ducts. But i guess Sukhoi engineers are just idiots and have never heard of S-ducts, and had a collective amnesia forgetting that they designed them for Su-47... That must be it clearly.
  12. Not sure about the early MiG-31M frames, but pretty sure the color on the later ones was indeed grey as the pictures above show. Also, Mstor's MiG-31BM cockpit picture is of the original MiG-31BM prototype, not the operational one. It was a beastly aircraft, still holding longest distance A-A kill, and one at massive speed at that...
  13. Excellent work so far Jan! Wish i had added those rivets on the intakes too, but oh well, on a different build... (have 3 more kits) Personally, while the cockpit is excellent, my personal favorite is the whole intake/engine and landing gear assembly. Just like the real thing, and engineered really well in the kit! PS; My build is progressing well and is in the finishing parts, but i am sure you will finish (no pun intended?) before me, despite the 5 year headstart.😅
  14. If one goes by Paul Metz comments ("it will do 1600mph"), F-22 is faster. That intake must be some dark arts.
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