The Sukhoi Su-7 (NATO designation name: Fitter-A) was a swept wing, turbojet-powered fighter-bomber used by the Soviet Union and its allies.
The ejection seat was of OKB's own design.
The Eduard Brassin ejector seat is for use with the KP models kit.
Packed in a plastic resealable blister pack, the two resin parts are further protected by a foam insert. the brass etch is also snugly enclosed and held in place with a stiff cardboard backing.
The resin seat is very finely detailed, with grab handles, wiring and various other recessed and raised areas very well reproduced.
A large casting block is attached to each resin piece, so care will have to be taken in removing it.
Harness's make up the bulk of the etch set, with several very small stencil plates for the seat also included. Two large launch rails need to be bent into shape and looks to be the hardest part of the "kit" to do.
The inclusion of a coloured etch set should really help detail up the seat.
The seat is a pretty good match to the only picture I found of the Su-7 Fitter A ejector seat.
A small set of instructions, with helpful drawings of the position of each and every piece clearly shown.
The one downside is there are no painting instructions for the seat, but the KP model kit will no doubt have a colour guide for their ejection seat, so all is not lost.
Please remember, when contacting retailers or manufacturers, to mention that you saw their products highlighted here - on Aeroscale.
Highs: Beautifully detailed.Lows: Large casting blocks attached.Verdict: This is a superbly detailed bang seat, and will highlight the cockpit immensely.
About Andy Brazier (betheyn) FROM: ENGLAND - SOUTH EAST, UNITED KINGDOM
I started modelling in the 70's with my Dad building Airfix aircraft kits. The memory of my Dad and I building and painting a Avro Lancaster on the kitchen table will always be with me. I then found a friend who enjoyed building models, and between us I think we built the entire range of 1/72 Airfi...