|Engines||2*70.6kN Tumansky R-13F2-300|
The Flagon combined the tailed delta configuration of the Su-9 with twin engines, side intakes and large radar nose. It was the first really capable all-weather interceptor of the PVO. The Su-15 became infamous when one shot down a Korean Air Lines 747. Such incident was only a matter of time with numerous provocative violation by foreign aircraft and disgusting disrespect to international flight regulations by KAL crews.
Su-15 retired in 1992.
See article at Fair concerning USA and USSR practice of shooting down civil planes. BTW, KAL at last accepted the responsibility for allowing its aircraft to enter illegally Soviet airspace... Better later than never.
|Modified January 25, 1996||Back to|