This book offers an account of the aircraft and personnel who risked their lives, not just in battle but in testing the new aircraft once they came out of the factory. Rooks in Afghanistan describes how the extreme temperatures and grueling conditions of Afghanistan added to the difficulties experienced by the Soviet Air Force. The book includes previously unseen photographs and color artworks along with first-hand accounts and personal testimonies.
Volume 1 covers the pre-service entry-testing, run by a specially-created unit, and then first combat operations from 1981 until 1985. Volume 2 will focus upon the period 1985–1989 and the use of the Su-25 over Afghanistan by frontline units.
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