Yakovlev Yak-25RV/RRV "Mandrake" Soviet interceptor

Code:AMO72176
ManufacturersAmodel
Country:Ukraine
Price:$21.60
Status:
In stock
Scale:1:72
This product was added to our catalog on 13 September, 2011
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Box in the traditional style of Amodel, bright and colorful, patterned. The box includes: 8 sprues + 1 sprue with canopy, decal. The kit is cleanly molded in grey plastic. Instrustion is laid out like most other Amodel kits.

Historical information:
The Yakovlev Yak-25 (NATO designation Flashlight-A / Mandrake) was a swept wing, turbojet-powered interceptor aircraft and reconnaissance aircraft used by the Soviet Union.
Yak-25 was first displayed at Tushino in July 1955, and received the NATO designation Flashlight-A. They started to equip air defence units from 1955. They were considered easy to fly and popular among the crews. Quite common were engine breakdowns, mostly due to the low engine position when on the ground, which demanded clean airfields, but thanks to twin-engine arrangement, few such failures were fatal.

Their withdrawal started in 1963. The last Yak-25 interceptors were retired by 1967; the "Mandrake" reconnaissance version soldiered on in various roles through the late 1970s. Like many other PVO interceptors of the Cold War era, the Yak-25M was not exported to the Warsaw Pact or other nations.
There was also another aircraft named Yak-25 - a light fighter prototype of 1947. After it lost a competition with the MiG-15 and Lavochkin La-15, the first Yak-25 program was abandoned and the designation Yak-25 was re-used for a new interceptor. See Yakovlev Yak-25 (1947) for the description of that aircraft.
Yak-25RV NATO reporting name "Mandrake" - high altitude reconnaissance version with new wing and camera and sensor packs in the fuselage. Some may have retained one cannon. 155 aircraft built.
Yak-25RR - Yak-25RV equipped with specialized sensors for monitoring of radioactive contamination.
Yak-25RRV- Yak-25RV equipped with specialized SIGINT sensors.


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