1/72 Pantera Su-22 "Fitter F"

Gallery Article by Marlon Guevara

 

Peruvian Air Force 11th Aerial Group, "Capt.Victor Montes" Air Base, Talara, Peru

Pantera kit have good shape, but the plastic is weak and brittle, originally was Su-20R model, "Fitter F" is also called
Su-22A, it has its characteristic telemeter under the nose.

 

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Modifications:

  • Addition of refuelling probe(from 1/72 Eastern Express MiG-29SMT)
  • Addition of R-13 missiles.
  • Addition of 2 cannons.
  • Change of the pitot tubes,with plasticard.
  • Addition of telemeter under the nose.

Painting: 
Model master enamels: Desert scheme:armor Sand(FS 30277),Field drab(FS 30118),Light ghost gray(FS 36375).

Decals: 
Albatros(Southern Flying Tigers) and few from the kit.

Su-22's are based in Victor Montes Air base, in Talara, north of Peru, together Su-22M2's and Su-25's conforming the 11th Aerial Group.  Fitter F depicts the upgrade version from Peruvian Air Force.

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Photos and text by Marlon Guevara