The Sukhoi Su-25 is a ground attack aircraft originally developed by the Soviet Union. Its NATO reporting name is “Frogfoot”. The aircraft was designed for close air support against tanks, armored vehicles and other ground targets. It also includes anti-ship capabilities because of its naval heritage as well as aerial reconnaissance to detect military hardware in time of war.

1981 to: Present
US$11 million
Sukhoi Attack Aircraft Glass Cockpit, Phazotron Kopyo radar.
2x 2 × Tumansky R-195 turbojets
9,930 pound-force
Max Cruise Speed:
513 knots
950 Km/h
Approach Speed (Vref):
Travel range:
540 Nautical Miles
1,000 Kilometers
Fuel Economy:
1.39 nautical mile / gallon
0.680 kilometres / litre
Service Ceiling:
23,000 feet
Rate of Climb:
11400 feet / minute
57.91metre / second
Take Off Distance:
750 metre - 2,460.60 feet
Landing Distance:
600 metre - 1,968.48 feet
Max Take Off Weight:
19,300 Kg
42,549 lbs
Max Landing Weight:
Max Payload:
4,400 Kg
9,700 lbs
Fuel Tank Capacity:
1,250 gallon
4,732 litre
Baggage Volume:
Seats - Economy / General:
1 seats
Seats - Business Class:
Seats - First Class:
Cabin Height:
Cabin Width:
Cabin Length:
Exterior Length:
15.33 metre - 50.29 feet
Tail height:
4.8 metre - 15.75 feet
Fuselage Diameter:
Wing Span / Rotor Diameter:
14.36 metre - 47.11 feet
Wing Tips:
No Winglets

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The Sukhoi Su-25 is a close air support aircraft. It is designed to provide direct combat support of ground troops, with secondary roles including anti-armour operations and enemy troop suppression. The Su-25 has been extensively used by the Syrian Air Force in the Syrian Civil War against both government and rebel forces, proving its worth for supporting ground troops under fire.

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