Built model by Gran
SAM SA-2 Guideline
The antiaircraft-missile system of average range C-75 (SAM SA-2 Guideline). Main designer is A A. Raspletin. Being derived from the S-25 anti-aircraft missile system, the S-75 was fielded in 1957 and became a nightmare for US Air Force.
This Russian defense surface-to-air missile is in early times deployed in many old former-states of Russia. This missile was in early time available in the 1/76 scale by Airfix. But, the Gran Ltd. kit is from a higher grade and is much more detailled.
Model built by Mark Deliduka
Model built by Al Magnus
For "Al Magnus'" review of kit 7209 - S125 "Neva" - (SA-3 "GOA") visit:
"On the Way" Website
For "Jim Pearsall's" review of kit 7209 - S125 "Neva" - (SA-3 "GOA") visit:
Model built by Zbigniew Perski
GAZ-39371 "Vodnik" came to be the first multipurpose military cross-country vehicle of a new generation. The vehicle is designed by applying a modular construction. Any military module can be mounted in 15 minutes. Service tests of GAZ-39371 "Vodnik" proved to have high dynamic properties, road ability and flotation ability on any ground.
For "Simon Barnes'" review aof kit 7212 - Gaz 39371 "Vodnik" visit:
"On the Way" Website
For "Patrick Keenan's" review of kit 7212 - Gaz 39371 "Vodnik" visit:
Model built by Igor Leonov
Model built by Udo Bauer
The Russian Jeep GAZ-69 was in the NVA and the WP, the carrier vehicle in addition to its original task as a vehicle for staff, a widely used radio station the R-125. The GAZ-69 was also a launch vehicle for anti-tank missiles, miners, and airborne groups of transport and traction devices for non-rebound guns, grenade launchers and rocket launchers
(combinated kit with Gran ZU-23-2 and ICM Ural-4320)
Built model by Gran
Built model by Philip Bonnet
The S-125 (NATO: SA-3 Goa) is a low-altitude surface-to-air missile system developed, manufactured, and deployed by the Russians. Designed to track and destroy low-altitude targets such as aircraft, helicopters, and cruise missiles, the system has been proliferated to over 30 countries in recent years.
Fighter Lavochkin La-11
La-11- was based on the La-9 and developed as a long range fighter intended to protect the bombers during their missions. Both took part in Korean war in 1950-1953.
Fighter MiG-15 bis Fagot
Fighter MiG-15 bis Fagot is a legendary plane of the 50-s’ a soldier-plane having participated in many armed conflicts and local wars. MiG-15 bis deserved the year-long respect of pilots for its perfect flight characteristics, powerful armament, and survivability.
First M.L. Mill design house helicopter was to be liaison aircraft and got GM-1 designation (Mill’s Helicopter-1).
Lavochkin La-9 was developed in 1946 and 1559 aircraft were built during the serial production. Further it became the base for constructing of the fighter La-11. The La-9 took part in Korean war in 1950-1953. Max. speed-690 km/h. Armament: 4*23 mm guns
In the autumn 1942, Hitler's pilots for the first time met an unknown fighter under Stalingrad.In 28 air-combats against the pilots of 49 IAP1 VA, where the army testing of the La-5 took place, Germans lost 16 planes. In that way, the first acquaintance of Luftwaffe occurred with the La-5 fighter created in the DD of A.S. Lavochkin.
Fighter P40E Kittyhawk
One of the most famous aircraft of World War 2 was an American P40E Kittyhawk fighter which fought at all fronts being adopted by the Allied Air Forces, including aviation of the USSR.
Fighter P40B Tomahawk
One of the most famous aircraft of World War 2 was an American P40B Tomahawk fighter which fought at all fronts being adopted by the Allied Air Forces, including aviation of the USSR. Based on the land-lease agreement, 2430 P-40 fighters of various versions were sent to the USSR.
Fighter Spitfire Mk.1/Mk.5
Spitfire was created by a brilliant designer Reginald D. Mitchell. Spitfire was a compact fighter, which could be arranged around an engine, a pilot and 8 machine guns. All-metal cantilevered monoplane with low-set wings of the specific elliptic shape.
Fighter SU-15 TM Flagon "Boeing Killer"
As is well known, the second half of the fifties were hard times for the Soviet aviation owing to the nation leaders' predilection for missiles. At the same time, new shock aviation complexes had appeared in the west forcing the Soviet militaries to work out reciprocal steps. In particular, anti-aircraft fighters were needed with wide interception lines, capable of attacking targets on the forward semi sphere. In such conditions in March 1960, an experimental-design office #51 led by O.Sukhoy started works on creation of a plane the factory code hereof was T-58. Despite financial and any other kind of hardships, the plane was constructed, and, on May 30, 1962, V. S. Ilyushin made his first flight on the new interceptor. After the state trials were over in April 1965, the plane was added to armory as a part of aviation & missile interception complex SU-15-98. The complex was intended for air target interception within the speed range from 500 to 2400 km/hr, and altitude range from 500 to 23000m. The interceptor was guided to the area of target encounter by means of «Vozdukh–1» ground-based complex of automatized use. Target interception, aiming, and guidance of missiles with radar installation guidance system were carried out by an airborne radio-locating station. Various bombers and cruise missiles were considered to be typical targets of SU-15. On June 9, 1967, the fighter was shown to public on the fly-past in Domodedovo at large. In the course of the serial production, SU-15, its equipment and armament had been repeatedly subjected to redesign and modifications. The plane received the coded NATO's designation "Flagon". SU-15 has been never exported. The most part of their history they served in the Air Defense Aviation. Towards the end of 1975, forty-one wings were planned to be re-equipped with SU-15, following which, the interceptors were to form nearly the half of the Air Defense Aviation fighting planes. The service of the majority of these interceptors had finished with the breakdown of the USSR, when even the planes with quite tolerable rest of resource were destroyed in aircraft handling depots in accord with the articles of the treaty about reduction of conventional armaments in Europe. In the Ukraine, SU-15 lived longer having stayed in armory until 1996. It is necessary to note, that the on-duty forces of the boundary Air Defense Aviation were in virtually permanent high tension. In Eastern Baltic Area, on Kola Peninsula and the Far East, air scouts like ?-3, RC-135, SR-71, Nimrood and others frayed nerves, having never crossed the frontiers, moving along the border of territorial waters. SU-15 was engaged in extermination of automatic reconnaissance drifting balloons, too. The interceptor's baptism of fire took place on September 11, 1970, when SU-15 took off from the Belbek aerodrome to intercept a trespasser. The latter appeared to be Douglas DC-3. On March 20, 1978, SU-15 TM, designated as "the dove of peace" for its beauty and refined shape, started its grievous career of the «Boeing killer». The plane led by Captain A. I. Basov intercepted Boeing-707 of KAL, the South Korea airline. The trespasser was shot down and force-landed on the ice of a frozen lake. On July 18, 1981, in the sky of Georgia, Captain V. A. Kulyapin destroyed CL-44 of the Argentine airline by ram attack. And on September 1, 1983, close to Sakhalin, «Boeing-747» of the same South Korea airline, was shot down by the missile from SU-15 TM. The crew and passengers, altogether 269 persons, were killed. Performance characteristics: wingspan – 8,62m, plane length – 22,07m, height – 5,00m; empty weight – 10220 kg, maximum take-off mass – 17094 kg. Type of engine: TRDF R11F2C-300 with traction___. Maximum speed close to ground – 1200km/hr, at 12000m longitude – 2230km/h. Practical ceiling 18500m, practical range – 1550km. Armament: two R-8M or R-98 missiles, two R-60 air-to-air missiles, whereas ventral pylons could carry two UPK-23-250 cannon containers or extra fuel tanks.
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