Russian Aircraft Carrier Admiral Kuznetsov model kits

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Admiral Kuznetsov model Russian Aircraft Carrier: Model kits and Photo-Etched super-detail components.


Admiral Kuznetsov model kit at 1/350 scale.

Admiral Kuznetsov model kit at 1/350 scale.


The Admiral Kuznetsov Russian carrier responded to different necessities in the Russian navy if compared to the American navy.Historically, the naval doctrine of the United States and the Soviet Union was very different. The main mission of Admiral Kuznetsov-class was to be a “heavy aircraft-carrying cruiser” – intended to support and defend strategic missile-carrying submarines, surface ships, and naval missile-carrying aircraft of the Russian Navy. The air wings of the Admiral Kuznetsov have also many differences if compared to the US Navy carriers. They consist of  fixed-wing aircraft is the multi-role Sukhoi Su-33 which are intended to achieve air superiority, fleet defence, and air support missions and can also be used for direct fire support of amphibious assault, reconnaissance and placement of naval mines.

Sukhoi Su-33 Russian navy carrier fighter 1/72 Zvezda


Trumpeter Russian SU-33UB Flanker D Model Kit

The sukhoi su-33 (flanker-d) is an all-weather carrier-based twin-engine air superiority fighter designed by sukhoi and manufactured by Komsomolsk-on-Amur aircraft production Association. The first of two known versions of the su-33, the twin-seat su-33ub, made its first flight in April 1999. Kit features engraved panel lines, detailed cockpit with ejection seats, instrument panel, 1-piece canopy and other glazing’s, feathered exhaust pipes, optional folding wings, optional speed brake, air intake with detail, detailed wheel wells and undercarriage, filigree probes and antennae, photoetch parts and armament – sps-171 (x2), r-27et (x4), kh-35 (x4), kh-59 (x2), r-73e (x2), r-77 (x2), r-27er (x4) , kh-31 (x4) and launch rails. Decals and 4-view color painting reference for (2) aircraft – includes stencil data, weapons markings and data, instrument panel gauges, consoles and other interior accents

The carrier also carries the Kamov Ka-27 and Kamov Ka-27S helicopters for anti-submarine warfare, search and rescue, and small transport.

1/72 Kamov KA-27 Submarine Hunter Model Kit Russian armored military helicopter

The Kamov Ka-27 (NATO reporting name ‘Helix’) is a military helicopter developed for the Soviet Navy, and currently in service in various countries including Russia, Ukraine, Vietnam, South Korea, People’s Republic of China, Republic of China and India. Variants include the Ka-29 assault transport, the Ka-28 downgraded export version, and the Ka-32 for civilian use.

The Admiral Kuznetsov has been popularized recently because of the mission in the East Mediterranean sea zone in support of the Russian Air Force operations in middle east. On 14 November a MiG-29K crashed in to the sea after taking off from the carrier. The pilot ejected safely from the plane and was rescued by helicopter. According to Russian officials, the crash was a result of technical malfunction. The operations carried out by the carrier make imply that it will become the first Russian aircraft carrier to see combat.

Technical specifications:


Class and type: Kuznetsov-class aircraft carrier
  • 43,000 tons (Standard-load)
  • 55,200 tons (Full-load)
  • 61,390 tons (Max-load)
  • 305 m (1,001 ft) o/a
  • 270 m (890 ft) w/l
  • 72 m (236 ft) o/a
  • 35 m (115 ft) w/l
Draft: 10 m (33 ft)[1]
  • Steam turbines, 8 turbo-pressurised boilers, 4 shafts, 200,000 hp (150 MW)
  • 2 × 50,000 hp (37 MW) turbines
  • 9 × 2,011 hp (1,500 kW) turbogenerators
  • 6 × 2,011 hp (1,500 kW) diesel generators
  • 4 × fixed pitch propellers
Speed: 29 knots (33 mph; 54 km/h)
Range: 8,500 nmi (15,700 km) at 18 kn (21 mph; 33 km/h)
Endurance: 45 days[1]
  • 1,690 (total); 1,690 ship’s crew
  • 626 air group
  • 40 flag staff
  • 3,857 rooms
  • 6 × AK-630 AA guns (6×30 mm, 6,000 round/min/mount, 24,000 rounds)
  • 8 × CADS-N-1 Kashtan CIWS (each 2 × 30 mm Gatling AA plus 32 3K87 KortikSAM)
  • 12 × P-700 Granit SSM
  • 24 × 8-cell 3K95 Kinzhal SAM VLS (192 missiles; 1 missile per 3 seconds)
  • RBU-12000 UDAV-1 ASW rocket launchers (60 rockets)
Aircraft carried:
  • Approx. 41 aircraft
    • Fixed Wing;
      • 12 × Su-33 fighters (current)
      • 20 × MiG-29K/KUB fighters (future)
      • 4 × Sukhoi Su-25UTG/UBP trainers
    • Rotary Wing;
      • 4 × Kamov Ka-27LD32 helicopters
      • 18 × Kamov Ka-27PL helicopters
      • 2 × Kamov Ka-27PS helicopters


Many manufacturers have shown interest in producing model kits at different scales for the Russian Aircraft Carrier Admiral Kuznetsov as follows:

Trumpeter 1:350 USSR Admiral Kuznetsov Aircraft Carrier Plastic Model Kit

ITALERI 550518 1/720 Admiral Kuznetsov

Trumpeter 1/700 Admiral Kuznetsov Russian Aircraft Carrier Model Kit

1:350 Admiral Kuznetsov Deck Vehicles Photo-Etched Super Detail

Gold Medal Models – ADMIRAL KUZNETSOV 1:350 scale Photo-Etched Super Detail

Gold Medal Models – ADMIRAL KUZNETSOV — Correct style retractable safety railing for the forward flight deck complete with a drilling jig to ease installation; correct pattern Russian-type railing (including turnbuckle detail where appropriate) in several styles with over half being custom fitted to the various decks and platforms in the kit; special retractable safety railing for the two flight deck elevators; vertical and inclined ladders; detailed yardarms with associated platforms; parts for all the required radar antennas (Top Plate, Strut Pair, Palm Frond, Cross Sword, Sky Watch, and CADS-1); detailed antennas and dedicated railing for the Cake Stand array; pre-shaped safety netting for the flight deck; all required ECM, direction finder, and other small antennas; cable reels; anemometers; rotors in folded and deployed positions for a total of six Kamov helicopters; details for the ship’s boats; watertight doors in two styles; correct pattern perforated catwalks for several areas on the island; windshield wipers for all appropriate areas in the island; fold-to-shape platforms for several areas on the ship; and two 3-D relief-etched bow crests in early and late styles. Fits the Trumpeter kit.

Gift set with the model of the ship “Admiral Kuznetsov” ZVEZDA

Length model, mm: 420 Admiral Kuznetsov is the first Soviet aircraft carrier equipped with modern aircraft, sea-based — fighter su-33. Its construction was started in September 1982. The complete set includes: 3 frames with details decal 4 paints for painting models brush glue scheme for painting model detailed instruction in Russian and English languages The model is suitable for both experienced and novice Modeler

S001. Admiral Flota Sovetskovo Soyuza Kuznetsov’s Diorama Base Deck 1/144

Trumpeter 1/350 Kamov Ka27 Helix A Helicopter Set (6-Box)

Ammo of Mig SU-33 COLORS 4 Jars 17ml.

Acrylic Paint of the highest quality for airplanes. This pack includes the necessary colors to paint Blue Flanker schemes used mainly by Sukhoi family such as Flanker Su-27/30/33/35/37, as well as other Russian aircraft’s. With minimal modifications these colors can be used to to paint the Blue Flanker scheme in Aggressor and Adversary fighters from USAF and US Navy.
The colors are accurately and slightly lightened for scale reduction effect. All products are acrylic and are formulated for maximum performance both with brush or airbrush. Water soluble, odorless, and non-toxic. Shake well before each use. Each jar includes a stainless steel agitator to facilitate mixture. We recommend A.MIG -2000 Acrylic Thinner for correct thinning. Dries completely in 24 hours. Includes colors:

Qiyun New Trumpeter 1 72 Sukhoi Su 33 Flanker D Russian Fighter

HASEGAWA 01565 1/72 SU-33 Flanker D

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