This model kit requires assembly. Cement, paint and other construction materials not included unless specifically stated in the description.
Production of the Yak-38 Forger began in 1975 making it the world's second operational VSTOL aircraft, after the Harrier series. The aircraft's wings are mid-mounted, delta-shaped with blunt tips and a negative slant. There is one turbo engine and two lift jets. There are two exhausts on the bottom of the rear fuselage. Large, semicircular air intakes are below the cockpit well forward of the wings. The fuselage is long and has a pointed nose and tapered tail section.
The Yak-38M was an upgraded version of the Yak-38, Yak-38M begin entered service with the Soviet Naval Aviation after June 1985, a total of 50 Yak-38M were produced.
Kit features engraved panel lines and rivets, detailed cockpit and wheel wells, optional position exhaust nozzles, 2-piece canopy, optional position dorsal fan cover, separate rudder, optional folded wings (requires cutting wing surfaces) and external stores (2 each: UB-16 rocket pods, UB-32M rocket pods, UPK-23 cannon pods and R-60 missiles).
Decals and color painting guide for 3 aircraft:
- 'Yellow 28' in dark blue over green scheme
- 'Yellow 53' in tri-color wraparound camouflage
- 'Yellow 88' in light gray over dark gray scheme