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28mm Fanatik24 Jan 2018 8:17 p.m. PST

As promised in a previous thread, below are SU-17 and SU-22 cards for TY. The SU-22 is the export variant so it stands to reason that it goes to the East Germans. I kept the Aircraft Save (4+) the same as the SU-25's since they're the same points cost, even though as rugged as the Fitter may be, it probably should be a 5+ save in reality.

Red Banner (Soviet) SU-17



Volksarmee SU-22. I'm calling it "Strike Fighter Squadron" because it's consistent with the Volksarmee's Mi-24 "Battle Helicopter Squadron"



And here's the revised MiG-23BN card increasing the maximum number of aircraft to 6. I also touched up the front pic a little bit. I just added 2 more for a total of 6 myself. That's 1/3 of the LSK's entire MiG-23BN inventory!



Old Wolfman25 Jan 2018 7:49 a.m. PST

Nicely done,28.

Chuckaroobob25 Jan 2018 8:08 a.m. PST

Ooooo! I'm digging it!

emckinney25 Jan 2018 10:20 a.m. PST

Thank goodness the title was wrong. I couldn't imagine what an Su-15 would be doing on a Team Yankee tabletop!

28mm Fanatik25 Jan 2018 1:22 p.m. PST

If the Sovs try they might be able to make a ground attack variant of the SU-15 interceptor.

Though I prefer the MiG-23, Academy 1/144 SU-22's are available and quite cheap to obtain as SU-25 substitutes.

Beowulf Fezian26 Jan 2018 9:04 a.m. PST

Very well done.

28mm Fanatik09 May 2018 8:52 p.m. PST

By request I am reposting these since the original pics are broken.





Lion in the Stars09 May 2018 9:16 p.m. PST

Thank you for reposting!

nikolas93ts Inactive Member10 May 2018 2:24 a.m. PST

In 1969, the Sukhoi OKB investigated options for a new battlefield close-support "mudfighter" aircraft, one option being a derivative of the Su-15 designated the "T-58Sh" -- where "Sh" stood for "shturmovik". The T-58Sh looked like an Su-15 mated to a MiG-27 front fuselage, with broad wings featuring moderate sweep, eight stores pylons, heavy armor, and a built-in Gatling cannon. An all-new design was selected instead, resulting in the Su-25 "Frogfoot" mudfighter.

seneffe10 May 2018 12:43 p.m. PST

Not a TY player but very nicely done cards- and good for game accuracy too, as I believe there were more SU17/22s in Warpac Ground attack units than all other types put together. Looking at the returns for the CFE Treaty inspections of 1990-1 in Eastern Europe- the SU25 seems a comparatively rare bird, but there were regiment upon regiment of SU17s.

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