Su-9/11 FISHPOT (SUKHOI)
The Su-9 was the Su-7's interceptor counterpart, serving exclusively with the Soviet PVO (air defence force). The tailed delta Su-9 was generally similar in configuration to the MiG-21, though larger and heavier. This aircraft was never exported outside the Soviet Union, and saw active duty for only a brief period before other aircraft developments moved the Su-9 into second line service. The Su-11 all-weather interceptor was a refinement of the Su-9 with a new engine, new radar and improved armament.
The Sukhoi FISHPOT was withdrawn from Soviet service around 1980.
The Su-9 FISHPOT should not be confused with the the SU-9(K), which was a Sukhoi re-design the German Me 262, superficially resembling the Me-262 though constituting a practically new design,
Countries of Origin
|| CIS (formerly USSR) |
|| , MiG-21 |
Role|| interceptor air superiority|
|| missiles gunpack|
|Engines|| 1 * 9060kg Lyulka Al-7F
|Wing Span|| 8.43m
|Empty Weight|| 8750kg
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