The Su-30MK was not the last in an extensive program of modernization of the “thirtieth” series of fighters. KNAAPO forces managed to develop and complete the construction of another version of a two-seat multi-purpose aircraft-the Su-35UB (T-10UBM) in 2000. His tests began in the autumn of the same year in Zhukovsky. The first experimental car has a dark blue tail number ” 801 ” and is painted in blue, blue and dark blue colors. From the name of the fighter, it could be concluded that this is a combat training modification of the Su-35 aircraft. However, this is not the case at all. The aircraft was supposed to absorb all the best that was done on the Su-37 and both versions of the Su-30MK-Su-30MKI and Su-30MKK. It was planned to install the most modern avionics and modified AL-31FP engines, in which the nozzle would rotate in two planes (at first the prototype was equipped with a conventional AL-31FS). According to the project, the Su-35UB differed from the Su-30MKK in the presence of PGO engines and a more advanced onboard radar, and from the Su – 30MKI-engines and keels of increased height, thickness and area (as on the Su-35 and Su-30MKK), which allowed to increase the flight range compared to the Su-30MKI. The installation of more advanced equipment, in particular, the N011M onboard radar, will allow the Su-35UB to use the full range of serial and promising air-to-air and air-to-surface missiles and bombs.
The paper model of the Su-30MKI in 1:33 scale contains 23 pages, including:
– Full-color title page
– 13 pages of the part (A3 format, paper thickness for the model is not less than 0.35 mm)
– 9 pages of circuit assembly instructions (A3 format)
– More than 2000 parts, including the fuselage and wing
– Vector graphics texture on top of bitmap graphics
– Full detailed cockpit
– Full chassis detailing
– Retractable in-flight refueling rod
– Full mechanization of the wing
– Rotary stabilizer and PGO
– Imitation of the brake flap
Degree of difficulty: 5/5
The pleasure of assembly is guaranteed even to an experienced modeler.