Lydia Litvyak

The Yakovlev Yak 1b was an early Soviet all metal fighter, which spawned one of the most successful aircraft family with 43000 machines build.

Personally my Russian aircraft collection is rather lacking, with only two aircraft. Russian aviation in general is kind of under represented in scale modelling, with the least amount of kits of all major nations. The Yak 1 too has been under-represented for quite some time, with only good kits being quite recent. So when Arma released their kit of the Yak 1b, I got quite interested and bought it.

I won’t talk too much about the kit, as it has already been covered quite a lot. It’s a very nice kit though and I would dare to say it’s up there with Tamiya and Eduard in both detailing and fitting for a very nice price. The specific aircraft I choose was flow by female ace Lydia Litvyak.

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