Rooks in Afghanistan

Volume 1 - Sukhoi Su-25 in the Afghanistan War

Andrey Korotkov

Sukhoi Su-25, a much underrated, subsonic, twin-engine ground attack aircraft designed to provide close air support for the Soviet Ground Forces, saw combat in numerous conflicts. This book covers its operational history during the Afghan War of the 1980s, from operational trials to all-out counter-insurgency operations.
Date Published :
November 2022
Publisher :
Helion and Company
Series :
Illustration :
61 b/w photos, 5 maps, 8 color ills
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Binding. : Paperback
ISBN : 9781804510131
Pages : 72
Dimensions : 11.75 X 8.25 inches
Stock Status : Not Yet Published. Available for Pre-Order


Rooks at War tells the story of the aircraft and crews of units of the Soviet Air Force equipped with the Sukhoi Su-25 attack aircraft. A total of 582 single-seat Su-25s were manufactured for the Soviet Air Force and 180 for export – all at Factory 31, in Tbilisi, in the Soviet Republic of Georgia, between 1978 and 1989. They formed the backbone of the Soviet attack fleet and bore the brunt of combat operations during the Afghan War of the second half of the 1980s.

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