Monday, June 24

Finally the first in a new family of Frogfoot's from Kittyhawk in "forty-eighth" - far-out!!

Great news! Kittyhawk are opting to go for a 48th scale new tooling Sukhoi Su-25K (yes a K) for their forthcoming new kit. We have some scant information on the kit in our preview...
A new Frogfoot from Kittyhawk in 48th on the way...

Preview: Sukhoi Su-25K
From Kittyhawk Models
1/48th scale 
Product No # KH80166
Ten Marking choices inside
Estimated arrival: Early 2020
Well it was hinted at recently in some sneak pictures - but all of the modern Russian Fueling and Weapons trucks meant more than just extras for your Flanker - It seems that Kittyhawk has now furnished your new ground machines with an Su-25K Frogfoot to load to the hilt.
The Sukhoi Su-25:
The Sukhoi Su-25 Grach (Russian: Грач (rook); NATO reporting name: Frogfoot) is a single-seat, twin-engine jet aircraft developed in the Soviet Union by Sukhoi. It was designed to provide close air support for the Soviet Ground Forces. The first prototype made its maiden flight on 22 February 1975. After testing, the aircraft went into series production in 1978 at Tbilisi in the Georgian Soviet Socialist Republic.
The Su-25K Model:
Early variants included the Su-25UB two-seat trainer, the Su-25BM for target-towing, and the Su-25K for export customers. The Sukhoi Su-25K was the Su-25 model that was used as the basis for a commercial export variant, known as the Su-25K (Komercheskiy). These single-seat models were built at Factory 31 in Tbilisi, Georgia. The aircraft differed from the Soviet Air Force version in certain minor details concerning internal equipment. A total of 180 Su-25K aircraft were built between 1984 and 1989.
Export Customers:
Variants of the Su-25 are operational with the Russian Air Force, the Russian Naval Aviation forces, Afghanistan, Angola, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Georgia, Iran, Iraq, Kazakhstan, Macedonia, North Korea, Peru, the Slovak Republic, Turkmenistan and Ukraine. The export variant of the aircraft carries the designation Su-25K.
Sukhoi Su-25K
Origin: Russia
Type: single-seat close-support aircraft
Max Speed: 526 kt / 606 mph
Max Range: 750 km / 466 miles
Dimensions: span 14.36 m / 47ft 1.5 in length 15.53 m / 50ft 11.5 in height 4.80 m / 15 ft 9 in
Weight: empty 9,500 kg / 20,944 lb max. take-off 17,600 kg / 38,801 lb
Powerplant: two 4500-kg (9,921-lb) dry thrust Tumanskii R-195 turbojets
Operators: Azerbaijan, Angola, Belarus, Bulgaria, Chad, Ethiopia, Czech Republic, Georgia, Iran, North Korea, Kazakhstan, Slovakia, Peru, Russia, Sudan, Ukraine, Uzbekistan
Weapons: The Su-25’s armament has typically consisted of unguided 250 or 500-kilogram bombs, cluster bombs and rockets. The rockets come in forms ranging from pods containing dozens of smaller 57- or 80-millimeter rockets, to five-shot 130-millimetre S-13 system, to large singular 240- or 330-millimetre rockets. The Su-25 also has a Gsh-30-2 30-millimetre cannon under the nose with 260 rounds of ammunition
The New model from Kittyhawk Sukhoi Su-25K 
-New Tooled kit
-1/48th scale 
- No # KH80166
- The kit is said to have ten (yes TEN) Marking choices inside the box
- The fist in a family of Frogfoots (#trysayingthatfast)
- The kit has an estimated arrival date of Early 2020
Keep tuned in here for more updates - or look on the Kittyhawk Models Facebook page for more info