Linden Hill Imports
When we released the first iteration of this decal set back in 2004, below is a redacted version of the introduction. Since then we have resized the decal elements to fit the new Hobby Boss Su-27 kits, added a couple of new decal options to the set (which were applied to the 9th GvIAP's Flankers after 2004), and included a bonus Crimea-based RusAF Su-27P in the new 2015 'Belbek' scheme.
(Photo: Andrey Zinchuk)
Take a look at the photograph above. It was taken at Kilpyavr Air Base in the Russian arctic during the brief summer months. It portrays a seemingly innocuous line of Su-27s. What secrets do these Flankers hold, so far from Moscow? All is revealed in "The Guardians of the North". Our incredible new sheet features a number of Su-27s from the Russian Air Force's historic northern fighter regiments, each featuring special marking schemes never before seen in public outside the airbases concerned.
We are indebted to our friends in the VVS for their invaluable help in allowing us to bring you these unique Su-27s in decal form. The instructions feature not only full color profiles, but also unique photographic references of these rare and secretive birds in their boreal habitats. Full technical stenciling is available separately from us, taken directly from VVS manuals at the Kilpyavr maintenance section.
Our inspiration and quality control expert for Linden Hill's Su-27 sheets! Andrey Yeldashov, the co-creator of the 941st IAP's badge, holding a copy of Linden Hill's 'Flankers on Patrol - Part 1' decal sheets in front of one of his charges.
Blue 41 of the 9th GvIAP, named for HSU Alexander Chislov
N.B. Full sheets of accurate stencils for the Su-27 in 1/48 scale are also available from Linden Hill Decals.
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