Saturday, February 5, 2011

On the workbench - Su15s

Among the pile of 1/300th scale models I bought on eBay towards the end of last year were four large, Soviet-looking, delta-winged aircraft. A bit of research revealed that they were Sukhoi 15 interceptors.

Not the most useful aircraft for a wargamer who mainly uses aircraft to support ground operations. It turns out that the SU15 Flagon was only ever used by the Soviet Air Force (it was never exported) and it was only ever used as an interceptor (no ground attack version). The Flagon's main claim to fame is in shooting down Korean Airlines KAL-007.

A quick repaint has at least got them looking pretty. I think I may be able to use them as markers to show who has air superiority.

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