Hobby Master HA6303B Sukhoi Su-34 Fullback Fighter Bomber Oleg Peshkov Commemorative Scheme 1/72
Hobby Master HA6303B 1/72nd Su-34 Fullback Fighter Bomber Bort 10, Oleg Peshkov Commemorative Scheme, April 2017
The Sukhoi Su-34 “Fullback” is an all-weather supersonic medium-range fighter-bomber/strike “Fencer” and Tu-22MS long-range bomber. The Fullback is based on the Su-27 “Flanker” and is deployment against ground and/or naval targets. As of April 2018 there have been 122 aircraft manufactured including 7 prototypes. The export designation of the Su-34 is Su-32.
Lieutenant-Colonel Oleg Peshkov was a Russian pilot that was killed on November 24, 2015 while flying his Su-24 bomber from a Syrian airbase. The aircraft was shot down by a Turkish AF F-16 when Turkey claimed the Su-24 violated their airspace. The Navigator Konstantin Murakhtin survived and was rescued. Peshkov was posthumously awarded the Gold Star of Hero of the Russian Federation. It is said Peshkov was killed by ground fire as he parachuted. To honor Peshkov Su-34 10 Red had his name applied.