|Wing Load (kg/m2)||540|
|Maximum speed at 11000m||Mach'1.8|
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;|
|Created August 26, 1997
Modified January 27, 1999