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CESSNA 172 SKYHAWK RED SQUARE 1:48
Standard plastic model kit. This is the classic ESCI release from the 1980's. A good place to start for a new modeller. Glue & paint is not included & must be purchased separately.
The kit provides three interesting markings options:
1/-Cessna 172P, D-ECJP, as it appeared in Red Square, 1987 (note that some of the seats had been removed
to make room for auxiliary fuel tanks that will need to be scratch-built)
2/-Cessna 172H, 203, 206 Sqn, Irish Air Corps
3/-1972Cessna 172, H25, Croatian Air Force, 1991
"Mathias Rust (born 1 June 1968) is a German aviator known for his illegal landing near Red Square in Moscow on 28 May 1987. An amateur pilot, the teenager flew from Helsinki, Finland to Moscow, being tracked several times by Soviet air defense and interceptors. The Soviet fighters never received permission to shoot him down, and several times he was mistaken for a friendly aircraft. He landed on Vasilevsky Descent next to Red Square near the Kremlin in the capital of the Soviet Union."