Sunday, January 18, 2015

Su-25 Frogfoot

This weekend, I've finished off a couple of Soviet Frogfoots... Frogfeet.. no... umm... wait...
I'm confused....

Anyway, the Su-25 Frogfoot was the Soviet Union's main close-support ground attack aircraft throughout the 1980s and indeed it still is for Russia today. The prototypes were tested in actual combat in Afghanistan beginning in mid-1980 and the main production models went into service in the summer of 1981. 
There was (and still is) a two-seat trainer version that is distinguishable from the standard Su-25 by it's much more "humpbacked" look. Even though it's a trainer, it is fully capable of carrying out combat missions. 

And here are mine:
I should've used a smaller star on the tail, but these little guys benefit from something larger and more easily noticed. 

Given that my LANDJUT scenario begins on March 30, 1981, I don't think it's too much of a mental stretch to think that the Soviets would've had their new ground attack aircraft in service 3-4 months earlier than was historically the case, i.e. in time for the beginning of hostilities.

That's it for this time. More next post!

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