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MiG-21MF
in Czechoslovak Service
Limited Edition

Eduard, 1/48 scale

S u m m a r y :

Catalogue Number:

Eduard Kit No. 1158 - MiG-21MF In Czechoslovak Service

Contents and Media:

464 parts on 8 x Grey plastic sprues, 1 clear plastic sprue, decal sheets for 11 aircraft, Brassin UB-16 Rocket pods,42 x 29cm poster depicting a pair of Czech AF MiG-21MFs, a 30mm Dress Pin of the Eduard Knight Painting masks and 29 A4 pages of instructions.

Scale:

1/48

Price:

USD$79.95 plus shipping available online from Eduard

Review Type:

First Look.

Advantages:

Amazingly detailed kit. Numerous decal options, PE Cockpit and exterior detail.

Disadvantages:

None noted.

Recommendation:

This is a subject that you can see Eduard is passionate about, and so the presentation and subjects are very well researched. This is a superb kit with some excellent options for those who love the Czechoslovakian MiG-21MF.


Reviewed by Phil Parsons


Eduard's 1/48 scale MiG-21MF is available online from Squadron.com

 

Background

 

Eduard has already released the 1/48 MiG 21 MF in their ProfiPACK and Weekend edition.

To see what plastic is in the box please use the link to view this excellent review. http://www.hyperscale.com/2011/reviews/kits/eduard8231reviewjh_1.htm


 

FirstLook

 

This review will cover the extras provided by the MiG-21MF in Czechoslovak Service Limited Edition issue. The first thing you will notice is the massive number of decal options. The two main sheets are beautifully printed by Cartograf Italy.

 

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The two smaller ones look to be produced in the Czech Republic and appear to be of a similar high standard.
Your options are:

  • MiG-21MA, 2nd Air Base, 1st Flight, Malacky, from 1993 Slovakia.

  • MiG-21MFN, 41st Fighter Squadron, Caslav Air Base, Czech Republic, October, 2002.

  • MiG-21MA, 9th Fighter-Bomber Regiment, Bechyne Air Base, Czechoslovakia, May 1989-October 1992.

  • MiG-21MFN, 211th Tactical Squadron, Caslav Air Base, Czech Republic, 2000-2005.

  • MiG-21MF, 11th Fighter Regiment, Zatec Air Base, Czechoslovakia, October 1991.

  • MiG-21MF, 2nd Squadron 11th Fighter Regiment, Zatec Air Base, Czechoslovakia, 1991.

  • MiG-21MF, 28th Fighter-Bomber Regiment, Caslav Air Base, Czech Republic, 1993-1995.

  • MiG-21MF, Major Pavel Strubl, CO of 6th Fighter-Bomber Regiment, Prerov-Bochor Air Base, Czechoslovakia, 1980-1985.

  • MiG-21MF, 4th Squadron 1st Regiment, Air Base Sliac, Slovakia, 1995-1999.

  • MiG-21MF, 6th Fighter-Bomber Regiment, Pribram-Diouha Lhota Air Base, Czechoslovakia, 1986.

  • MiG-21MF, 43rd Fighter Squadron, Caslav Air Base, Czech Republic, 1995.

  • MiG-21MF, 211th Tactical Squadron, Caslav Air Base, Czech Republic, 2003.

  • MiG-21MF, 11th Fighter Regiment, as a gate Guardian.

Yes you have counted correctly, 13 options however; E and M are the same aircraft with minor differences as is F and G.

You may have notice that two aircraft are designated MiG-21 MFN. The MFN is the Czech Air Force designation for MiG-21MF upgraded with NATO standard avionics.

 

 

This was a program designed to incorporate NATO compatibility. This included an AN/APX-100 IFF system interrogator, GPS/NAVSTAR Trimble 2101 Plus navigation system, radio-navigation system DME-42, VIR-42 ILS system, two LUN 3520 two-way UHF/VHF radios, ARK-15 compass, and finally, anti-collision lights.

 

 

One difference that I note is in the Instructions is that a mix for the interior colour is included, 60% Sky Blue+20% Bright Green+20% Cobalt Blue. This is a welcome addition.

For reference photos give this site a try. http://www.czechairspotters.com/

 

 

Conclusion

 

This is another great MiG-21MF designed for those who love some of the very colourful options that were used by the Czechoslovak Air Force during its service life.

 

 

You are certainly spoilt here with a poster, pin and massive number of decal options! Enjoy, if you can decide which one to make!!

Thanks to Eduard for the samples.


Review Text Copyright 2011 by Phil Parsons
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Last updated 23 December, 2011

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