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 (kg/m2) 540
Thrust
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

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

(40K) Su-9 at the Monino AF Museum, Paul Nann;

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 armament.

(44k) Su-9 at Khodynka, Paul Nann;

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-9 and Su-11 interceptors
  • Su-9B at Virtual Aircraft Museum
  • Aeroplan Magazine Page;
  • Su-9, Sukhoi 'Fishpot'
  • Sukhoj aircraft at WWW.AVIATION.RU

  • Created August 26, 1997
    Modified January 27, 1999
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