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Guys,

 

I am building ICM's 1/48 scale Mig-25PD kit and I am wondering if the very large drop tank is an option for a Soviet used machine?

 

TIA

 

Brad

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On the PD it can be carried, but . . .   In real life did the Soviet inteceptors use them is another question. The recon birds did regularly.

 

The only problem with the ICM kit both in 72nd and 48th is that the shape and the details of the tank are completely wrong. Most modellers simply dont care about such "minor" problems. So . . .

 

Best regards

Gabor

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Thanks, but if the shape and details of the tank are "completely" wrong, is that a minor issue, or is it minor because Soviet jets didn't use them, so it's minor?

 

Thanks

Brad

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Many manufacturers simply dont care about such details, they just do "something" which looks like what they imagine it should look like (but in real life have very little authenticity). Any questions asked about such details (directly to the maker or on forums) are considered by manufacturers as "minor mistake" and noticed only by rivet counters. So . . .

 

Here is a photo I took many years ago of the ICM kit showing one example

 

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Best regards

Gabor 

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3 hours ago, ya-gabor said:

On the PD it can be carried, but . . .   In real life did the Soviet inteceptors use them is another question. The recon birds did regularly.

 

I can confirm the use on recce MiG-25s stationed in Poland.

 

Rob

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