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New from Anigrand: 1/72 Myasishchev M-17

I’m on an Anigrand Craftworks mailing list, and received an announcement about a cool new kit they’ve released, a Soviet-era 1/72 Myasishchev M-17.

From their announcement:
The Myasishchev M-17 Mystic high-altitude research aircraft was the Soviet equivalent of the Lockheed U-2. It was initially developed to shoot down US reconnaissance balloons drifting over the USSR in the mid-1950s. Subsequently it was modified as single-seat reconnaissance aircraft. The first two prototypes were used for aerodynamic and atmospheric research.

Anigrand Craftswork’s 1/72 M-17 Mystic is the first kitted scale model kit in the market. It comes with many high detailed precisely resin parts and decals, as well as the clear resin casting canopy.”

This sounds like a pretty cool kit. I’d actually never heard of this aircraft before. It’s certainly unique looking, and you can see the U2 like quality of it, despite the twin-boom tail.

Anigrand does some unusual releases, and this one certainly continues that tradition.

(Update: Take a look at this preview of Anigrand’s XP-60.)