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Evgeny Kocheshkov is a Zubr class LCAC operated by the Russian Navy Baltic Fleet. This resin kit contains parts to make one model, including decals, etched brass details and paint mask templates. Decals and instructions are provided to represent Evgeny Kocheshkov or her sister ship Mordovia.
The Zubr Class air cushioned land craft (NATO name "Pomornik") is currently the largest operational hovercraft in the world. The class is currently in service with the Russian Navy, Ukrainian Navy, Greek Hellenic Navy and Chinese People's Liberation Army Navy. The hovercraft is designed to land infantry, vehicles and armour ashore as well as provide fire support for those units. Armed with two AK-630 Gatling guns, two Ogon rocket launchers and four Strela man portable anti-aircraft/anti-personnel missile launchers stored in lockers on the bridge wings, these vessels are capable of defending themselves against various threats as well as possessing potent offensive capabilities. Therefore, this class is an effective and versatile assault craft, able to travel in shallow or hazardous waters to deliver a sizeable strike force.
Evgeny Kocheshkov – Russian Navy Zubr Class LCAC
This kit features an all resin hull and fittings sprue, a complete brass photo etch detail fret and a sheet of waterslide decals with comprehensive printed assembly and painting instructions. Model length: 3 ¼ inch Approx.
This is a very highly detailed kit!
Kit includes 21 finely detailed resin parts, one decal set and one sheet of photo etch.
I will be entering my Evgeny Kocheshkov LACAC at our Oct 21, High-Plains IPMS contest.