Agreed! The folks at Trumpeter are well-known for largely relying on available scale drawings during their R&D. We both know, as to scale drawings, the trick is to sort the wheat from the chaff. And so far, Trumpeter has had a real nack for selecting the chaff. We had an earlier conversation on this topic, so the two of us are pretty much familiar with such "issues".
By the way...
While taking measurements from an actual MiG-23ML, we found out that the drawings I had selected turned out to be the most accurate in town, featurig an average deviation of 1,7%. The MiG-23 drawings were penned by Alexander Rusetsky, a Belarusian design draughtsman, back in 1993 and were first published in "MIG-23ML/P/MLD" by Sergey Bourdin (aeroPLAN publications, Minsk, 1994).
24. October 2014 at 08:31:22