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

Su-15, P.O.Sukhoj

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

Single-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 the test flight.

Development was abandoned, designation was used for another P.O.Sukhoj Su-15 known to the West as 'Flagon'.


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