Check out the photos of training flights of attack planes SU-25SM at the “Chernigovka” airfield in the Primorsk territory.
Attack planes Su-25 or “Grachi” as they are often called are still the only vehicles capable of carrying an extremely heavy weapon system for destruction of ground and air targets.
The helicopter pad where stand combat helicopters Ka-52 “alligator” and Mi-8AMTSH.
But let’s go back to Su-25SM! It has ten points of external load and can carry 32 types of various weapons. In the fore body it has a gun aircraft unit VPU-17A with a 30mm double tube aerogun GSH-30-2. It is intended for destruction of armoured equipment and air targets at mid and close range.
Su-25SM as opposed to Su-25 have absolutely new avionics, an electronic display on the windscreen and a multifunctional indicator. The same are the airframe and mechanics.
All the electronics including radars, sonars, electron-optical systems, target location systems, an armament control system, communications, navigation and other systems are all brand new. They are secret ones.
Brake parachute loading
Su-25UB – operatinal trainers, they have cabins for two – an instructor and a trained pilot.
All Su-25 are all-welded capsules made of titanium armour ABVT-20 fully protect pilots from splinters with 12,7-30 mm calibres. The windshield of a cockpit canopy is also armoured. The planes are equipped with catapult seats K-36L.
It takes time to prepare a Su-25 for a flight.
Location: Chernigovka, Primorsk Territory