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The Sukhoi Su-25, NATO reporting name: "Frogfoot" (ICAO: SU25 / WAKE: MEDIUM) is a single-seat, twin-engine jet aircraft. Created in Second Life by Amok Dynamics, the aircraft was based on the real-life Sukhoi Su-25 developed in the Soviet Union by the Sukhoi Design Bureau.

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The real-life Sukhoi Su-25 was designed to provide close air support for the Soviet Ground Forces. The first prototype made its maiden flight on 22 February 1975. After testing, the aircraft went into series production in 1978 at Tbilisi in the Soviet Republic of Georgia. Russian air and ground forces nicknamed it "Gratch" ("Rook").

The Su-25 has seen combat in several conflicts during its more than 30 years in service. It was heavily involved in the Soviet war in Afghanistan, flying counter-insurgency missions against the Mujahideen. The Iraqi Air Force employed Su-25s against Iran during the 1980–89 Iran–Iraq War. Most were later destroyed or fled to Iran in the 1991 Persian Gulf War. Abkhazian separatists used Su-25s during the Abkhazian War. The Macedonian Air Force used Su-25s against Albanian insurgents in the 2001 Macedonia conflict and, in 2008, Georgia and Russia both used Su-25s in the Russo-Georgian War. African states, including the Ivory Coast, Chad, and Sudan have used the Su-25 in local insurgencies and civil wars.

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