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Sukhoi Su-24: Famous Russian Aircraft

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The Sukhoi Su-24 attack aircraft is one of the more successful variable-sweep wing, Russian bombers. Illustrated with over 750 photos, line drawings, color profiles, insignia, and nose art, this new book in the Famous Russian Aircraft series is certain to be of interest to aviation enthusiasts and scale modelers alike.

Developed in the Soviet Union in the 1960s, the Su-24 tactical bomber has become one of the most successful aircraft in its class. Featuring delta wings and auxiliary lift engines meant to improve its field performance, the first prototype turned out to be more of a liability than an asset and the aircraft was redesigned to have variable geometry wings.

The Su-24 had its baptism of fire in the Afghan War and was also exported to Iraq, Iran, Algeria, Libya and Syria, seeing action in some of these countries. At home, Russian Air Force Su-24s were heavily involved in the first and second Chechen campaigns and the type has undergone a mid-life update allowing it to carry precision-guided munitions, and is still going strong.

Illustrated with over 750 photographs, many previously unpublished, as well as line drawings, color side views, insignia, unit badges and nose art this latest addition to the Famous Russian Aircraft series will be of interest to aviation enthusiasts and scale modelers alike.

Pages: 320
Size: 8.5 X 11 (inches)
Format: Hardback
Illustrations: 750 b/w and color photos
Publisher: Crecy Publishing
ISBN: 9781857803709
Product Code: MC370