Foreign fishbed flyers


EDUARD’S SPLENDID 1/72 MiG-21 is now available as the PFM variant, also known by its NATO nickname Fishbed-F.

This ProfiPACK edition (70144) features decal options for five such airframes, depicting German, Czechoslovakian, Vietnamese and Egyptian-operated jets, and the five styrene runners are augmented with a small photo-etched (PE) fret plus a set of pre-cut painting masks. As expected from the manufacturer, detail is excellent, with fine engraved panel lines and rivet detail, plus the cockpit is well-appointed regardless of whether the PE or styrene components and/ or decals are used. Among the configuration options are open/ closed canopy and ventral airbrake plus external fuel tank or weapons fittings for the fuselage and wing hardpoints. The armament includes RS-2US (AA-1 Alkali) and R-3S (AA-2 Atoll) missiles, S-24 rockets, UB-16 launchers and FAB 250 bombs, although Eduard states modellers should check references for an accurate weapons load. For more information, visit: