SBS Model

1/48 Su-25 UB/UBK resin cockpit set

Product # SBS-48056 for KP/Smer/AZ kit

Product Article by Steve Bamford on Dec 29 2020



The Sukhoi Su-25 Grach; NATO reporting name: Frogfoot) is a single-seat, twin-engine jet aircraft developed in the Soviet Union by Sukhoi. It was designed to provide close air support for the Soviet Ground Forces. The first prototype made its maiden flight on 22 February 1975. 

The Su-25 UBK is the two seat training version of the Su-25 UB.

The type has seen combat in several conflicts during its more than 30 years in service. It was heavily involved in the Soviet–Afghan War, flying counter-insurgency missions against the Mujahideen. The Iraqi Air Force employed Su-25s against Iran during the 1980–88 Iran–Iraq War. Most were later destroyed or flown to Iran in the 1991 Persian Gulf War. The Georgian Air Force used Su-25s during the Abkhazia War from 1992 to 1993. The Macedonian Air Force used Su-25s against Albanian insurgents in the 2001 Macedonia conflict and, in 2008, Georgia and Russia both used Su-25s in the Russo-Georgian War. African states, including the Ivory Coast, Chad, and Sudan have used the Su-25 in local insurgencies and civil wars. Recently the Su-25 has seen service in the Russian intervention in the Syrian Civil War and the clashes of the 2020 Nagorno-Karabakh War. [Wikipedia]

This detail set from SBS Model features a complete resin and photo etch cockpit for the Su-25 UB/UBK from KP/Smer/AZ.  

This cockpit set includes:

  • 2 cockpit tubs

  • 2 ejection seats with separate headrests

  • pilot HUD

  • front and rear sidewalls

  • front and rear instrument panels with acetate gauges

  • canopy frames

  • and many more resin and photo etch parts

The quality of the resin casting is flawless and bubble free.  

You will be required to fold the photoetch in this set, but if you have one of the Hold & Fold photo etch benders from The Small Shop, then this will be an easy process.  They have a variety of benders for sharp corners as well as rounded corners and in many different sizes.

This detail set is a kit in it's own right and once painted and installed, it will give you a very impressive level of fine detail.

You can purchase this and other fine resin detail items directly from SBS Model or from the many retailers that carry their products.   

Steve Bamford

Photos and text © by Steve Bamford