SU-25 Frogfoot (x2) (TSBX09)

Su-25 Frogfoot Aviation Company (TSBX09)

Su-25 Frogfoot Aviation Company 
(TSBX09)
Includes two resin Su-25 Frogfoot aircraft, two plastic flight stands with tall stems, four rare-earth magnets, one decal sheet and one Unit Card.

The Sukhoi Su-25 Frogfoot, known to its crew as the Grach ('Rook'), is the modern-day equivalent of the legendary WWII Il-2 Shturmovik. It’s tough and sturdy, able to sustain multiple hits and still bring its pilot home. Flying low and slow, it can safely attack enemy troops in close proximity to its own.

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The Soviet Union's most powerful forces are stationed in East Germany and Czechoslovakia, poised on the boarder with West Germany ready to strike at a moment's notice. They are equipped with the very best Soviet industry has to offer, from sophisticated missile firing T-64 tanks and powerful T-72 tanks to versatile BMP infantry fighting vehicles, as well as plentiful BTR-60 armoured personnel carriers. Supported by elite Afgansty Air Assault troops, powerful self-propelled artillery, and effective and numerous anti-tank and anti-aircraft weapons, there will be little that the corrupt capitalist armies of NATO can do to stop them.

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Red Thunder 
Su-25 Frogfoot Aviation Company (TSBX09)
Su-25 Frogfoot Aviation Company (TSBX09)
Designed by Evan Allen,
Painted by Aaron Mathie
The SU-25 carries an impressive array of weaponry, including air-to-surface missiles and unguided rockets, on its ten under-wing hardpoints, as well as having a twin-barrelled GSh‑30-2 30mm cannon in the nose. It is the ideal aircraft to support the Soviet Army’s tank and motor rifle divisions.
Su-25 Frogfoot Aviation Company (TSBX09)
Strike Aircraft
The air force has many tasks across the breadth and depth of the enemy forces. Your battle is just one small part of the big picture to them, so the aircraft supporting you will often be called away to more urgent tasks.

At the start of each turn, the player rolls a die. On a score of 4+, the Strike Aircraft Unit arrives and will be placed anywhere on table in the Movement Step (or may Loiter in safety off the table, see page 30). If the Strike Aircraft Unit is held in Reserve, do not start rolling until the Unit arrives from Reserve.

The Aircraft shoot as normal in the Shooting Step (after taking Anti-aircraft fire from the enemy), and then (whether Loitering or not) are removed from the table at the end of the turn. Any casualties they suffer carry over when the Unit returns to the table.

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Crew: 1 - pilot Weapon:
30mm GSh-301 cannon
Empty: 10 tonnes Armour:
Titanium bathtub
Loaded: 15 tonnes Speed: 975km/h (606mph)
Length: 15.53m (51") Engines:
2 x R-195 turbojets,
Wingspan: 14.36m (48")
44 kN (9,921 lbf) thrust
Wing area: 33.7sqm (323sq ft) Range:
750km (465 miles)
Su-25 Frogfoot Aviation Company (TSBX09)
Su-25 Frogfoot Aviation Company (TSBX09)
The Su-25 Frogfoot in Team Yankee
Weapon
Range

ROF
Halted Moving

Anti-tank
Firepower
Notes
Kh-25 air-ground missile 8"/20cm-
28"/70cm
- 1 27 2+ Brutal, Guided, HEAT
30mm GSh-30-2 gun 8"/20cm - 3 7 5+ Anti-helicopter
57mm UB-32 rocket launcher 20"/50cm SALVO 3 6 One Shot
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Su-25 Frogfoot Fighter Flight Contents

If you're familiar with our resin and metal vehicle kits, you'll notice something different about the Frogfoot model - instead of metal, the weapons and nose are made from a high-quality polyester resin.

Compared to the heavier polyurethane resin used for the body of the aircraft, it is softer and more flexible, making it more resilient for the smaller parts. (You'll notice it is a paler grey colour). It feels a bit like the hard styrene of injection-moulded plastic models, but you need to use Super glue with it, because it won't 'melt' with plastic cement. It's a good material for aircraft parts, especially the under-wing weapons; being much lighter than metal, they are less likely to accidentally get knocked off during gaming.

Su-25 Frogfoot Aviation Company (TSBX09) a. 2x 57mm UB-32 rocket launcher sprues.
b. 2x Kh-25 air-ground missile sprues.
c. 2x Su-25 Frogfoot bodies.
d. x2 Su-25 Frogfoot noses.
e. 4x Rare earth magnets.
Flight Stands (x2) Tall Flight Stand Stems (x2)
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Decal Sheet (x1) Unit Card (x1)
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Assembling the Su-25 Frogfoot
Step 1. Start assembly by adding the nose to the front of your Su-25 Frogfoot.
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Step 2. Time to add the ordnance! There are tabs along the bottom of the wings that the weapons easily fit onto. Below: 57mm UB-32 rocket launcher attached correctly.
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Note: Here is the correct placement for the UB-32 rocket launchers and Kh-25 missiles on your Su-25 Frogfoot.
Su-25 Frogfoot Aviation Company (TSBX09)
Assembling The Flight Stand

Step One
Cut the parts of the flight stand off the plastic sprue using a sharp hobby knife or a pair of hobby cutters.
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The stork of the flight stand attached to the base

Step Two
Attach the stem to the flight stand base. The hard plastic of the flight stand will bond firmly with plastic cement, but you can also use superglue.

There are two sizes of stem; the standard practice is to use the shorter stem for helicopters and the tall stem for strike aircraft, to bolster the impression that they are flying at a higher altitude. But there's no reason you shouldn't use the tall stem for helicopters if you like how it looks.

Left:The stem attached to the base.

Step Three
Add the magnet cap to the top of the stem. The cap fits snugly to the top of the stem, so you will only need a small amount of glue to neatly secure the magnet cap in place.

Step Four
The cap has a recess to hold one of the supplied rare-earth magnets, to create a solid connection between the stand and the aircraft model. The tabs at the front and back help keep the aircraft pointing in the right direction.
The magnet cap on top of the stork Adding a magnet to the cap
1. The bottom of the aircraft has a recess for a magnet and slots to match with the tabs on the cap. 2. A second magnet is the glued into the recess, making sure the polarities match. 3. Mated perfectly, the flight stand, aircraft and magnets create a solid, stable connection.
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Below: Correctly assembled Su-25 Frogfoot.
Su-25 Frogfoot Aviation Company (TSBX09)


Last Updated On Monday, July 3, 2017 by Charlie at Battlefront