Mi-24V Hind E
(Revell - Nr. 04839)
I believe that there is no need to tell something about the full-size Hind.
The Zvezda kit, now reboxed also by Revell of Germany, is the best kit of the Mi-24 available throughout. The kit is accurate and has a HUGE amount of details: Fully equipped cockpit and rear cabin, optional crew and rear cabin access door positions, gearbox and engine and optional colwing positions, heat supressors, flare dispensers and everything you need for a correct Hind. Even characteristic the anti-torque distortion of the whole fuselage is correctly represented.
The stub wing weaponry consists of B-8W-20-A unguided missile pods, auxiliary fuel tank, UPK-23-25 cannon pod and 9M114 "Schturm" guided missiles for the outer ends.
Decals are provided for an attractive current tiger scheme of the Czech AF and a Russian AF aircraft stationed in the former GRD in tan and green camouflage.
One can ask if this kit is somewhat "overengineered" with this sheer amount of parts - very well done Zvezda and well done Revell with the decals.
Reviewed by Felix Troschier - 25. June 2013
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