Frogfoot in Action
This book was published in 1992, but stands the test of time. Since the collapse of the Soviet Union and its aviation industry, not much has been done to/for the SU-25 since then.
The plane was developed in the 1970's to fill the role of Close Air Support. Low speed, cheap, carries a heavy punch and very survivable. It traces its roots back to the famous IL-2 Shturmovik from WW2. The SU-25 is the Soviet version of the A-10 Warthog, although a bit smaller, and "only" a 9,000 lb payload.
This is a great book for modelers, it has many Black and White photos, color drawings showing the camoflague schemes used by the Soviets and their Allies. It is also a great addition for airplane historians, enthusiasts who want to learn more about Soviet aviation design.
A book that does justice to this great little plane
The book covers the major part of this plane's service life, starting at its inception and ending at the fall of the USSR. Retelling its birth as a prototype, its service in Afghanistan and subsequent design changes, and its ongoing service in several airforces. All illustrated with lots of B&W photographs, line-drawings that illuminate speficic details and more than ten colour paintings (the frontpage features a truly outstanding painting of a hapless Iraqi pilot pursued 15's).
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