Syrian Mig 23 ML "Adel Bassem" with Israeli Markings

By Serge Saenen

This aircraft piloted by the Major Mohamed Adel Bassem landed in Israel in October 1989 following a desertion.

Test and evaluation conducted by the IAF with Israeli markings on the wings and fuselage.

This aircraft is now in the IAF museum at Hazerim.

Trumpeter model with addition of sets Aires, air intake and pylons from Zactoman.

Two pod "chaff and flares" dispenser are built with plastic Evergreen carved and drilled.

Paint with Gunze Aqueous colors.and weathering with oil paint and color pastels.

Syrian roundels are paint on the wings except the green stars are self-made decals.

© Serge Saenen 2012

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This article was published on Wednesday, November 07 2012; Last modified on Tuesday, May 21 2013