Anyone recognize this ?

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  1. otftch

    otftch Active Member

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    I found this on the web with no imformation. Does anyone know what it is ? Looks like swept wing Su-25.
    Ed
     

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    It's an Ilyushin IL-102. At first I thought it was an Su-25 frogfoot, but I never saw a rear cockpit on the Sukhoi. According to what I have read, they only made one of them, and it was beat out by the Sukhoi.
     
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    Its a Soviet version of a F-117........:shock::D
     
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    I´ve seen pics of that bird, if I´m right it is the latest development of the Shturmovik.
     
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    It looks like one of my old scratch builds
     
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    the plaque tells you exactly what it is...but i cant read russian. :lol:
     
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    It says "scratch built by tail end charlieov"
     
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    Pretty sweet looking!
     
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    Yes, pretty much. It started with the Il-40 in the 1950s, then the Il-42 in the 60s before this one. In the end, the Su-25 was the winner. Soviet doctrine changed once nuclear weapons became a way to control the battlefield instead of ground attack. I shudder to think about that, but that was the thinking at the time.
     
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    prototype X-Wing fighter
     
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    Now that's fugly!
     
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    Grayscale pictures: Il-40 1st and 2nd prototype, Il-102 on the exhibition in Zhukovskiy.
    from: Su-25 Gratch (Voyna v Vozdukhye - War in the Air, No 95)
    Color from: Reaktyvnye samolyoti Vooruzhyonnyh Sil SSSR i Rossii (Jet Aircrafts of the Armed Forces of USSR and Russia)
     

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    Certainly an interesting aircraft 8)
     
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    It is interesting, apparently also had several small bomb bays in the wings.
     
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    Nice beast, still with tail barbette. Can you imagine it flying towards you full of bombs?:shocked!:
     
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    I think the worst part would be getting hit with something that ugly!
     
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    :D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D
     
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    First you would have to bribe/beg the bullet/missile to even go near it.
     
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