Book Review
Su-25 Frogfoot in Detail
Su-25 Frogfoot In Detail: Su-25K Service in the Czech and Slovak Air Forces in 90's
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by: Kevin Brant [ SGTRAM ]


The Su-25 Grach, or known by NATO as the Frogfoot, is a two engine, single seat, close air support aircraft of the Soviet Union. Designed by Sukhoi in the early 1970's, the aircraft went into service between the late 1970's and early 1980's. The plane was used in Afghanistan by the Russians as well as the Iraqi's during both the Iran-Iraq and Persian Gulf Wars. It has also been flown by other countries including Czechoslovakia. A new 'In Detail' book from WINGS & WHEELS PUBLICATIONS details the Su-25k as used by the Czech and Slovak Air Forces in the 1990's.


Su-25 Frogfoot In Detail: Su-25K Service in the Czech and Slovak Air Forces in 90's
Written By: Martin Janousek/Frantisek Koran/Petr Soukop
Pages: 145
ISBN: 978-80-87509-55-5


The Su-25 Frogfoot has always been an interesting looking aircraft to me, and this latest book from WINGS & WHEELS PUBLICATIONS covers the plane in full detail. The book is published in a 9.5" by 9" format and printed on glossy paper. All the images are in color and very well done. Plus there are lots of photographs in the book with some being full page while others are split.
This edition starts with a history of the Su-25 serving in the Czechoslovak and later the Czech Republic Air Forces, including a brief description on the acquisition of the aircraft and squadron distribution. The section includes some great pictures of the Su-25 along with some interesting looking camouflage patterns.
The detailed sections are then broken down into the following:

  • History
  • Czech Air Force
  • Front Fuselage
  • 30mm Gun Details
  • Cockpit Details
  • Fuselage Center Details
  • Engine Details
  • Top Fuselage Details
  • Undercarriage Details
  • Rear Fuselage Details
  • Fuselage Details
  • Fin and Tail-plane
  • Main Wings
  • Under-wing Weapons

Just as with the other 'In Detail' books from WINGS & WHEELS PUBLICATIONS, this book does an excellent job showing off most, if not all, of the details about this interesting aircraft. The photographs show from many angles the details of the Su-25, making them a great asset to any modeler working to build and replicate a model of this plane.


Overall, this is a great reference book from WINGS & WHEELS PUBLICATIONS covering the Su-25K of the Czechoslovak and Czech Republic Air Forces. The excellent photographs presented do a great job of showing off almost every detail of these aircraft and would definitely be a welcomed asset to any modeler or aircraft enthusiast. I would highly recommend this book.
Highs: Highly detailed photographs and comprehensive coverage of the aircraft.
Lows: N/A
Verdict: A detailed collection of photographs of the Su-25, a great reference for a modeler or any fan, definitely recommended.
Percentage Rating
  Scale: 1:1
  PUBLISHED: Jul 16, 2017
  NATIONALITY: Czech Republic

About Kevin Brant (SgtRam)

I am an IT Consultant and father, with a passion for plastic models. I mostly prefer 1/35 Armor and 1/48 Aircraft. My main interests are anything Canadian, as well as WW2 German and British Armor and Aircraft. I have been building models since I was a young kid, got away from it for awhile, but r...

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