Su-15, P.O.Sukhoj

(b/w 19k) from Ever Changing Page of Roy Cochrun. John Geiger collection

ingle-seat all-weather interceptor. The two jet engines were installed in tandem, behind the deep intake in the nose. The forward engine exhausted under the fuselage, the aft engine at the extreme tail. The cockpit was offset to left to make room for the air of the aft engine.
The radar was put on the upper lip of the nose intake. The Su-15 prototype crashed because of flutter during its first flight.
Development was abandoned, designation was used for another P.O.Sukhoj Su-15 known to the West as 'Flagon'.
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  • Technical data
    Type Su-15
    Function fighter
    Year 1949
    Crew 1
    Engines 2*2270kg RD-45F
    Wing Span 12.87m
    Wing Area 36m2
    Length 15.44m
    Empty Weight 7409kg
    Speed 1032km/h
    Range 1600km
    Armament 2*g37mm
    Modified December 10, 1996
    by Alexandre Savine;
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