1/72 Italeri-Bilek Su-22M2

Gallery Article by Marlon Guevara

 

Peruvian Air Force
4th Aerial Group, La Joya, Air Base, Arequipa, Peru(disbanded)†

Italeri-Bilek is a very good kit in shape and surface but defficient in the landing gear and the exhaust,was originally Su-22 M4 kit.

 

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Modifications:

  • Change of principal landing gear with another of 1/72 MiG-21F Academy.
  • Addition of 2 cannons.
  • Modification of principal pitot tube with plasticard.
  • Elimination of air intake in tail fin. 

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

Decals:
Mix Albatros(Southern Flying Tigers) and Aztec(Fuerza Aerea del Peru 2)

Su-22 M2ís were based in La Joya Air base(Arequipa,south of Peru) with desertic camuflage,then were moved to Victor Montes Air base (Talara north of Peru) showing new selvatic camuflage,where serve with Su-25ís in 11th Aerial Group.

Marlon Guevara

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Photos and text © by Marlon Guevara