1/72 Eastern Express An-74 and Italeri/Dragon Su-24

Iranian military aircraft

by Carmel J Attard

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These are my Antonov AN-74 T-300 and the Su-24. 
 
The An-74 is made out of an Eastern Express An-72 kit to a scale of 1/72. This is a straight from the box kit and the extra work includes additions of antennae, aerial camera under the fuselage, generator fairing to starboard of fuselage undercarriage bay. Apparently the aircraft can be utilised as both transport and patrol of territorial waters and coastal 200 mile zone bay and by night at altitude of 1000 metres at 350 Km/hr for 7 hours. Alternatively it can carry 68 passengers, 57 parachutists and 24 stretchers.

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The Su-24MK Fencer D is made out of the Italeri/Dragon kit Su-24 to scale of 1/72. It has a forward fuselage extension by 1/2" forming a slightly droop nose, added a front refuelling probe to forward of fuselage, a Kaira-24eo target system under forward fuselage, modified nose probe for D version and modified rear tail sensor to a simpler type used on export versions of the Su-24. It is finished in camouflage colours of the 72nd Sq of the IRIAF based at Shiraz 1997 which was then one of 24 Fencers in service.
Carmel
 

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Photos and text by Carmel J Attard