Linden Hill Decals

1/32 Brothers in Arms 3: Warsaw Pact Third Generation MiG-21s decal sheet

Product # LHD 48027 for $20.99

Product Article by Steve Bamford on Nov 7 2011

 

This new decal sheet from Linden Hill Decals is the third part in their series dedicated to the MiG-21 and it's many variants.  'Brother in Arms 3' covers a number of 'third generation' MiG-21 variants, including the MiG-21R, S, M, MF, MF75,  and MF-R.

This decal sheet features 12 different MiG-23 from 5 different countries including the Soviet Union, East Germany, Hungary, Romania and Bulgaria.  You get a wonderful variety of paint schemes from bare metal to very colourful camo.  These decals are designed to fit Eduard's MF kit. 

A number of the 21s featured on the sheet have very interesting back-stories. The East German MiG-21M featured (532) was one of a dozen NVA M variants secretly air-freighted to Syria in October 1973 as 'military assistance' during the Yom Kippur War. USSR 'Red 01' was the commander's aircraft of the 159th 'Novorossiiskiy' GvIAP, based at Kluczewo, Poland, which took part in 'Operation Danube' (occupation of Czechoslovakia) in August 1968.

Linden Hill Decals offers LHD 48027 in both a regular edition ($20.99) and a special XL edition ($30.99), including a full set of Russian stenciling printed by our Russian partners Begemot.

 

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The aircraft included on this decal sheet include the following:

  • MiG-21R(S?) "Red 01" USSR Air Force, Commanders Aircraft, 159 'Novorossiskiy' GvIAP, Kluczewo, Poland, 1968.  Paint scheme is overall semi-gloss Aluminum with green intake nosecone and green areas on tail.

  • MiG-21M "Red 532" East German (GDR) Air Force, JG-8 'Herman Matern', Marxwalde AB, GDR, 1973.  Paint scheme is overall semi-gloss Aluminum with green intake nosecone and green areas on tail.

  • MiG-21MF "Red 4405" Hungarian Air Force, paint scheme is Green and Tan on top with green intake nosecone and light blue gray underside.

  • MiG-21MF "Red 9309" Hungarian Air Force,  paint scheme is Green and Tan on top with green intake nosecone and blue underside.

  • MiG-21MF "Red 9512" Hungarian Air Force, paint scheme is Green and Tan on top with green intake nosecone and green areas on tail.

  • MiG-21MF "Red 9512" Hungarian Air Force, paint scheme is overall semi-gloss Aluminum with green intake nosecone and green areas on tail.

  • MiG-21M "Red 709" Romanian Air Force, Regiment unknown, late 1970's.  Paint scheme is overall semi-gloss ADF Gray with green intake nosecone and green areas on tail.

  • MiG-21MF "Red 9612" Romanian Air Force, Grupul 86, Vanatoare, Fetesti AB, 1995.  Paint scheme is overall semi-gloss ADF Gray with green intake nosecone and green areas on tail.

  • MiG-21M "White 613" Bulgarian Air Force, 19 IAP, Uzundjovo AB, 1988.  Paint scheme is Light Green/Dark Green and Tan on top and light blue on the underside with green intake nosecone and green areas on tail.

  • MiG-21MF "Red 52" Bulgarian Air Force, 19 IAP,Graf Ignatievo AB, mid 1970's.  Paint scheme is overall semi-gloss Aluminum with green intake nosecone and green areas on tail.

  • MiG-21MF / MF-R "White 55" Bulgarian Air Force, 26 RAP, Dobrich AB, 1997.  Paint scheme is Light Green/Dark Green and Brown on top and light blue on the underside with green intake nosecone and green areas on tail.

  • MiG-21MF-75 "White 021" Bulgarian Air Force, 26 RAP, Dobrich AB, 1997.  Paint scheme is Light Green/Dark Green and Beige on top and light blue on the underside with green intake nosecone and green areas on tail.

  • MiG-21MF-R "White 177" Bulgarian Air Force, 26 RAP, Dobrich AB, 1997.  Paint scheme is Light Green/Dark Green and Beige on top and light blue on the underside with green intake nosecone and green areas on tail.

The 7 pages of instructions include 3 view colour profiles of each jet with camo schemes.  Some history in included for some of the MiG-21s on this decal sheet.  Colours are called out in AKAN paint #'s.

Linden Hill Decals are the experts when it comes to markings for Soviet built aircraft and this decal sheet is another in a long line of top quality decals from Linden Hill Decals.  This sheet gives you some very exciting camo and markings choices for the 1/48 MiG-21 from quite a few different countries that operated the MiG-21.

I would like to thank Linden Hill Decals for providing me with this review sample.  You can buy this decal sheet directly from the Linden Hill Imports website.

Steve Bamford

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Photos and text by Steve Bamford