The MiG-Ye-152A (Flipper) was part of a program to develop a Russian high performance long range interceptor. In the early 1960s it was mistaken by Western analysts as a major new Russian fighter.
The Ye-152A was seen at a Russian air show in 1961 and mistaken for an important new Russian fighter.
It was, however, part of a Russian test program to develop a high performance interceptor.
The first version, the Ye-150, flew for the first time in 1958 and development of the fighter version began in 1959.
As the new engine was still under development the first Ye-152 was fitted with two smaller engines and designated the Ye-152A.
It first flew in July 1959 and conducted test flights until it crashed in January 1965.
The single engine Ye-152 did not go into production, being overtaken by development of the MiG-25, but design data went to China which used it in their J-8 interceptor.
This model represents the only Ye-152A
Anigrand 1/144 kit. Completed in August 2016.