(40K) at the Monino
AF Museum and (44k) at
Su-9 interceptor (prototype designation T-43)
had the same configuration as more famous MiG-21, a tailed delta, but was
larger and heavier.
It was a specialized all-weather interceptor for the PVO, carrying missile-only
Built in large numbers (about 1000?), in service until 1967 (?).
There is a strange story, revising
well-established and recognized version of Pauers U-2 downing in 1960. Of course, in a 'correct' direction: U-2 was shot down
not by SAM, but by suicide ram attack of unarmed Su-9. Orwell, where are you?
||41K drawing of Su-9 by Valery Pankov, depicting aircraft
with number 68 (factory number 0608), exposition of
Monino aircraft museum;|