Calibre Wings CA722408 | Sukhoi SU-24MK IRIAF Islamic Republic of Iran Air Force 71st TFS 3-6835

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Sukhoi SU-24MK IRIAF Islamic Republic of Iran Air Force 71st TFS 3-6835



Scale 1:72 / Diecast model / Limited Edition

 

Please note: An optional display stand is available separately if you wish to display this model "in-flight".

 

General Background:

Designed as a tactical bomber/reconnaissance aircraft to replace the Yak-28, the Su-24 was first flown on July 2nd, 1967.

The Sukhoi Su-24 Fencer D is a supersonic, all-weather attack aircraft developed in the Soviet Union. The aircraft has a variable-sweep wing, twin-engines and a side-by-side seating arrangement for its two crew. It was the first of the USSR's aircraft to carry an integrated digital navigation/attack system. The Su-24MR is a dedicated tactical reconnaissance variant that first flew on 25 July 1980 as T-6MR-26 and entered service in 1983. The Su-24MR retains much of the Su-24M's navigation suite, including the terrain-following radar, but deletes the Orion-A attack radar, the laser/TV system, and the cannon in favor of two panoramic camera installations, 'Aist-M' ('Stork') TV camera, RDS-BO 'Shtik' ('Bayonet') side-looking airborne radar (SLAR), and 'Zima' ('Winter') infrared reconnaissance system. 

The Aircraft:

The Islamic Republic of Iran Air Force was the new title given to the Imperial Iranian Air Force in the early 1980s. As of January 2013, the IRIAF had 30 Su-24MKs in service. 24 of these are Iraqi examples that were evacuated to Iran during the 1991 Gulf War. Iran possibly purchased other Su-24s from Russia or other former Soviet States.

Calibre Wings' Su-24s include many detailed features that set them apart from models from other manufacturers:

  • Interchangeable open/closed canopies with detailed crew figures
  • Interchangeble magnetic extended/retracted landing gear modules
  • Movable swing wings
  • Jet intake covers
  • Engine nozzle covers

Calibre Wings 1:72 diecast airplanes feature: 

  • Diecast metal construction with some plastic components.
  • Realistic panel lines, antennas, access panels and surface details.
  • Pad printed markings and placards that won't fade or peel like decals.
  • Opening canopies, revealing detailed cockpit interiors.
  • Detailed pilot and crew figures.
  • Selected moveable control surfaces.
  • Interchangeable extended/retracted landing gear.
  • Accurately detailed underside with concealed screwheads.
  • Authentic detachable ordnance loads complete with placards.
  • Many limited editions with numbered certificate of authenticity.