HMH's Sukhoi Su-25 'Frogfoot'
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116 pages, over 250 photos, softcover, 9.45 x 9.45 inches.
This is the 17th volume of HMH's Aircraft in Detail series and covers the long serving Soviet/Russian ground attack aircraft, the Su-25 (NATO code name 'Frogfoot'). The book is a nice size for full page images and it is very image intensive with each section containing the information in photo captions rather than a prolonged historical section.
The book covers (for the most part) what is still flying flying today. Such is the longevity of the aircraft, that it is still being operated by the Russians as well as several other of the former Soviet republics. In fact, the type is still being built in Tsibli, Ukraine, which also provides an overhaul facility for the type.
The author had an opportunity to visit the factory and was not only able to provide some neat construction line images, but also was able to get a flight in the two-seater. What is really neat about this edition is the number of different countries that are included in the photos. In addition to ex-Soviet states, there is Bulgaria and North Macedonia, though the bulk of them are of planes from Ukraine and Russia.
As with other books in the series, you have various sections that include the Fuselage, Cockpit, Wings, Front and Main Landing Gear, Maintenance, Engine, and an In Action section of photos. All of the photos are superb and provide the sort of detail that modelers love. It all makes for a superb book not just for those who like great photos, but those who are interested in more of the detail stuff. It is a book that I can quite easily recommend to fans of the type and modelers alike.
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