Hobbymaster 1/72nd scale HA5606 MiG-25PD “Foxbat” Red 49, 146th Fighter Aviation Regiment, Ukrainian Air Force, Vasilkov 1995. Buy online at Flying Tigers.
The MiG-25 “Foxbat” is a supersonic interceptor and reconnaissance aircraft. The prototype flew in 1964 and entered service in 1970 with an operational speed of Mach 2.83 but if needed Mach 3.2 possibly damaging the engines. The MiG-25 caused concern for the U.S. who demanded increases in the performance of the F-15 Eagle under development. The MiG-25s large wings gave the impression of a highly weight of the stainless steel used to manufacture the MiG-25.weight of the stainless steel used to manufacture the MiG-25.
In 1974 the Ukraine received the MiG-25. The 146th Guards Fighter Aviation Regiment (146 Gv IAP) took up residence at Vasilkov in 1950 as part of the 19th Air Defense Division. In 1989 the 19th Air Defense Division was re-organized and became the 49th Air Defense Corps. After the break-up of the Soviet Union the Ukrainian Air Force took over 79 MiG-25s. In 1994 three air defense regions were formed with the 146th FAR and 636th assigned to the Central region but disbanded in 1996.