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set 7010 PSU The Ghost of Kyiv

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PSU The Ghost of Kyiv

In 2014, a transformative moment in Ukrainian tactical aviation unfolded as the Ukrainian Air Force introduced a distinctive gray pixel camouflage. Executed at the Lviv State Aircraft Repair Plant, this cutting-edge paint scheme marked a significant leap in the modernization of the air fleet. Among the aircraft types adorned with this innovative camouflage was the Mikoyan MiG-29 Fulcrum.

The pixelated pattern applied to the MiG-29 served functional purposes, providing a visually striking appearance while also breaking up the aircraft's silhouette during operational missions. The meticulous application of the gray pixel camouflage at the Lviv State Aircraft Repair Plant underscored Ukraine's commitment to staying at the forefront of technological advancements in military aviation.

As geopolitical tensions escalated in 2022 during the Russian invasion, the MiG-29, proudly displaying the gray pixel camouflage, emerged as a symbolic representation of Ukrainian resistance. Stories, albeit unverified, circulated about the "Ghost of Kyiv," believed to be a MiG-29 pilot achieving remarkable feats in defense of the homeland. While these tales added an element of mystery, they also highlighted the courage and determination of Ukrainian pilots during challenging times.

The gray pixel camouflage, with its functional advantages and role in symbolizing resilience, stood as a testament to Ukraine's innovation in tactical aviation. The MiG-29, a key player in this narrative, showcased the adaptability of the Ukrainian Air Force and its ability to leverage advanced strategies to defend against evolving threats.

In summary, the introduction of the gray pixel camouflage not only marked a milestone in Ukrainian tactical aviation but also became a poignant symbol of the nation's commitment to defending its sovereignty through technological prowess and unwavering courage in the face of adversity.

PSU The Ghost of Kyiv Set Use Guide:

  • The gray pixel scheme was first applied to several Ukrainian MiG-29 Fulcrum aircraft after being repaired at the Lviv State Aircraft Repair Plant in 2014.
  • This scheme was later adopted for the rest of Ukraine's MiG-29s and other types of aircraft, such as Su-24 tactical bombers, Su-25 attack aircraft, L-39 trainers, etc.
  • The Ukrainian gray pixel camouflage features 5 camouflage colors originally drawn from the German RAL standard, 4 for the upper surface camouflage, and a solid color finish for the lower surfaces. The radomes and radiotransparent parts were painted in their own dark gray color.

PSU The Ghost of Kyiv Set Includes:

  • 255 RAL 7043 Verkehrsgrau B (Traffic Gray B) - The darkest gray of the upper surface camouflage.
  • 254 RAL 7037 Staubgrau (Dusty Gray) - A dark gray camouflage color of the upper surfaces.
  • 253 RAL 7040 Fenstergrau (Window Gray) - A medium gray camouflage color of the upper surfaces of the aircraft.
  • 252 RAL 7038 Achatgrau (Agate Gray) - A light gray camouflage color of the upper surfaces. This one looks even lighter than the color of the undersides.
  • 251 RAL 7001 Silbergrau (Silver Gray) - A light gray color utilized to camouflage the lower surfaces of the aircraft.
  • 250 RAL 7005 Mausgrau (Mouse Gray) - A dark gray color of the radomes and radiotransparent panels of the aircraft.

Collection:

This Set is Best for:

  • Aero L-39 Albatros
  • Mikoyan MiG-29 Fulcrum
  • Sukhoi Su-24 Fencer
  • Sukhoi Su-25 Frogfoot, etc.

Paint Type:

  • Acrylic A7010
  • Enamel E7010

Paint Finish:

  • Semi-gloss

Capacity:

  • 6 x 10 ml. (6 x 0.33oz)