Country of Origin: Russia
The Su-25 is a subsonic, close air support aircraft designed for use from unimproved airfields. The Frogfoot is akin to the U.S. A-10 Thunderbolt and is similar in its reliance on passive armor protection and system redundancy for survival against battlefield air defenses.
In a May 1989 article published in the Soviet military newspaper Krasnaya Zvezda (KZ), indicated that the Frogfoot, known as the "Grach" ("Rook") to its pilots, was "easy to fly, forgiving and technologically...
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