23 Oct 2013

Soviet / Russian Navy Flight Deck Tractor Model

These tractors, known as project 3913, were specially designed for towing and maneuvering aircraft on the aircraft-carrying cruisers of the Soviet Navy. They entered service on the Kiev class ships in the mid 1970s and later continued to serve on the Admiral Kuznetsov.

This 1:72 scale model kit is from F4Models (cat. # 7003). The kit contains resin parts, clear parts, photo etched parts, decal and instruction sheet. On a diorama this vehicle may accompany such aircraft as Yak-38, Su-33, Su-25UTG as well as Kamov helicopters (Ka-25, Ka-27 and Ka-31).