Su-9 P.O.Sukhoj 'Fishpot-B'

(40K) at the Monino AF Museum and (44k) at Khodynka, Paul Nann;

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u-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 armament.
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;
Prototypes
Predecessors
Modifications
Developments

T-43

Su-9U

ReferencesLinks
  • Russian Power
  • Su-9B at Virtual Aircraft Museum
  • Aeroplan Magazine Page;
  • Su-9, Sukhoi 'Fishpot'
  • Sukhoj aircraft at WWW.AVIATION.RU
  • Technical data
    Type Su-9
    Function Interceptor
    Year 1957
    Crew 1
    Engines 1*9600kg AL-7F-1
    Length 17.3m
    Wingspan 9.4m
    Wing area 25m2
    Height 5m
    Empty weight ?kg
    Loaded weight 10500...13500kg
    Wing load 540kg/m2
    Trust-to-Weight 0.71
    Maximum speed at 11000m Mach'1.8
    Cruise speed Mach'1.3
    Landing Speed ?km/h
    Landing Roll ?m
    Takeoff Roll ?m
    Turn time ?sec
    Range 930km
    Flight Endurance ?h
    Ceiling 16800m
    Climb
    1000m ?min
    Payload
    Fuel ?kg
    Armament
    Rockets 4*R-2US
    Created August 26, 1997
    Modified January 27, 1999
    by Alexandre Savine;
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