Chengdu J-7G (Chinese Mig-21) Fishbed 1/48 Scale Diecast Metal Model by Air Force 1

$ 64.99

1:48 Scale  Metal Die-Cast – Chengdu J-7G  – Length: 11.5"  Wingspan:7”

 

This J-7G model is a single seat version. The landing gear is fixed in the extended position and the box includes a metal stand where the model can be attached for display.  The stand is made entirely of metal, it is very sturdy and it is actually held together by a nut/screw assembly. The wheels can roll freely and are quite smooth (so be careful where you put this thing, or it could roll downhill). The fuselage is all metal and really quite heavy.

 

 

The cockpit can pivot open and close, but there is no pilot figure included.

 

The model comes with 4 missiles attached (of 2 different types: two short ranged AA, two medium ranged ). The missiles come already attached to the model, the user does not need to do assembly.

 

Please note that this model comes in a bigger scale of 1/48 (as opposed to 1/72) for jet fighters.

 

Because the model is quite big in size (due to the scale) it does have moving surfaces in the wings and stabilizer. (see photos).

 

The maker of the model, Air Force 1, really did a good job with the model, the panel lines and details are very crisp and one can see the little dots that represent the rivets holding down the panels.

 

This is really a "no-play" model or a "display-only" model. It is mostly metal and very heavy. It also has a number of antennas which look great but are very fragile. If you have small kids that like to play with your models, save yourself some frustration (and money) and wait till later to get a model like this one. The box is labeled as not suitable for children under 14.

 

 

The box is HUGE at 13.25 inches by 11.25 inches by 4.5 inches and looks like a little suitcase (it has a little plastic handle).

 

The Chengdu J-7 (Chinese: 歼-7; export versions F-7; NATO Code: Fishbed) is a People's Republic of China license-built version[1] of the Soviet Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-21. Though production ceased in 2013, it continues to serve, mostly as an interceptor, in several air forces, including China's. The aircraft was developed into the CAC/PAC JF-17 Thunder.[2]

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