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Libyan MiG-23PE Flintlock
« on: August 11, 2019, 09:19:09 PM »
A MiG-23PE Flintlock of the Libyan Air Force on a reconnaissance mission somewhere near Lampedusa:

Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-23PE Flintlock Libyan AF by Matthew Palmer, on Flickr

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Re: Libyan MiG-23PE Flintlock
« Reply #1 on: August 12, 2019, 01:56:56 AM »
Nce.  Is that based on a real aircraft or pure fictional?
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Re: Libyan MiG-23PE Flintlock
« Reply #2 on: August 12, 2019, 03:55:23 AM »
Its from a piece of art by a Peter Elson, originally found at the foot of this page.

http://www.etoday.ru/2012/08/illyustrator-peter-elson.php

Described as a MiG-23-on-steroids by Weaver over on whatifmodelers, I used a MiG-23 profile as a basis with tweaks. I also made a crude 3D rendition in SimplePlanes.



Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-23PE Flintlock AVMF by Matthew Palmer, on Flickr

Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-23PE Flintlock 3 by Matthew Palmer, on Flickr
Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-23PE Flintlock 22 by Matthew Palmer, on Flickr
Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-23PE Flintlock 38 by Matthew Palmer, on Flickr
Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-23PE Flintlock 39 by Matthew Palmer, on Flickr
Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-23PE Flintlock 40 by Matthew Palmer, on Flickr


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Re: Libyan MiG-23PE Flintlock
« Reply #3 on: August 12, 2019, 04:04:46 AM »
Thats amazing!! Great profile and what a Great find.

Love Elson for all his sci fi work, and somehow never came across his flogger. Not in any of my books either. Wow
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Re: Libyan MiG-23PE Flintlock
« Reply #4 on: August 12, 2019, 07:13:42 PM »
Thanks. Elson's concept is just so wonderfully brutalistic. Very Soviet.

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Re: Libyan MiG-23PE Flintlock
« Reply #5 on: August 13, 2019, 06:13:48 AM »
Nice profiles.  :smiley: Love the panel shading.

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I can see how that got the creative juices flowing.  :smiley:
Flogger-on-steroids sounds about right!   >:(  ;D

The aircraft in the Elson painting looks like someone got a kit of a half-started Phantom, but missing the instructions. Also some additional bits of unknown provenance. Nice kit-bash!  :smiley:
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