· Covers all variants including
Su-24MP ECM aircraft
· Includes service in
the Afghan war
· Over 750 photographs
and illustrations, many previously unpublished
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photographs many hitherto unpublished as well as line drawings, colour side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 modellers alike.