Mike Williams makes his AMW debut with Trumpeter’s 1/72 Su-34 Fullback fighter-bomber


Sukhoi’s Fullback has drawn much public attention of late for its missions over war-torn Syria and striking ‘eggplant’ camouflage option. With its unmistakable Su-27 Flanker lineage, the Su-34 (known initially as the Su-27IB and then the Su-32/FN) was designed as a replacement for the Su-24 Fencer. It combined the manoeuvrability and long range of the fighter with an all-new side-by side cockpit and lengthened tail boom, or ‘stinger’ as its more commonly known. It’s capable of being equipped most Russian air-to-air missiles (AAMs) and air-to-ground munitions, along with the corresponding designator and datalink pods, and carries countermeasures equipment in the tail boom and wingtip pods (displacing the AA-11 Archer AAMs to the outer wing pylons),

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