a two-seat combat trainer derived from the MiG-25P featuring an additional fore
cockpit to seat the instructor. The fuselage's fore section up to frame 1 was
radically reconfigured. Introduction of the second cockpit ended up in removal
of the radar followed by the removal of R-40R radar homing air-to-air missiles
from the weapons suite while the R-40T heatseeker AAMs were retained. The plane
was developed under the resolution of the commission of the USSR Council of
Ministers of 7 July, 1965.
The rest of the kit is put together using the original parts. I sanded the raised panel lines and scribed new panel lines. The paint is of my own making and the decals are the original set. The second canopy I removed from a Revell MiG 25 kit I had built some years back. The kit turned out nicely. Too bad Revell discontinued the model.
Photos and text © by Ulysses Almeida