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International MiG-23 Lightweights

Linden Hill Decals, 1/32 scale

S u m m a r y :

Catalogue Number

Linden Hill Decals LHD32016 - International MiG-23 Lightweights

Contents and media

Two decal sheets + two double sided A4 instructions

Scale

1/32

Price:

$21.99 online from Linden Hill imports + postage

Review Type

First Look

Advantages:

Talk about colourful MiG-23, these would have to be some of the most varied camouflage schemes seen, especially the Cuban aircraft.

Disadvantages:

None noted

Recommendation:

Stand out from the crowd with these. Highly recommended.

Reviewed by Phil Parsons



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FirstLook

 

This sent follows on from the Afghansti Soviet MiG-23 MLD  combat veterans set that I reviewed earlier this year, and this set is the first of two decal sets that will cover international users of the MiG-23 ML/MLA/MLD variants.

Included in the International MiG-23 Lightweights are versions of a Bulgarian MLD, a North Korean ML and five very colourful Cuban MiG-23M’s.

 

 

The North Korean and Cuban MiG-23s have been involved in numerous flashpoints both during and after the Cold War, while some of the Cuban aircraft depicted in this decal set were utilised by Cuba in the Angolan civil war in the 1980s.

 

 

The set covers:

Bulgaria

  • MiG-23MLD White 308, 1st Air Squadron, Dobroslavtzy  AB,1999

 

Cuba

  • MiG23ML  Red 212, and  Red 213 UM 1779 Regimiento, UM 2661 Escuadron, San Antonio de los Banos AB, Havana Provence, Cuba early 2000’s.

  • MiG23ML  Red 223, Cuban DAAFAR contingent in Angola,Cuito Cuanavale AB, Angola, early 1980’s and museum aircraft circa 2000.

  • MiG23ML  Black 230 UM 1779 Regimiento, UM 2661 Escuadron, San Antonio de los Banos AB, Havana Provence, Cuba early 2000’s.

  • MiG23ML  Black 232 UM 1779 Regimiento, UM 2661 Escuadron, San Antonio de los Banos AB, Havana Provence, Cuba late 1990’s.


 

DPRK (North Korea)

  • MiG23ML Red 64, 60th Air Regiment, Pukch’ang-ni Air Base, Pyongang-nando, Democratic Peoples Republic of Korea

The colours and registration are of the high standard that we have come to expect from Linden Hill. Each option comes with three view full colours drawings, with detailed advice on placement and orientation of the decals. The instructions also include full painting descriptions using AKAN colour callouts. For each aircraft, there is a brief service history of the aircraft, and painting instructions including variations that were noted during service life.

 

 

Conclusion

 

This is a very well researched and presented decal sheet, certainly highly recommended. This set certainly provides you with some stunning options.

Highly recommended.

Thanks to Linden Hill Imports for the review samples.


Text and Images Copyright 2013 by Phil Parsons
Page Created 7 August, 2013
Last updated 7 August, 2013

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