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Sukhoi Interceptors: The Su-9, Su-11, and Su-15: Unsung Soviet Cold War Heroes (Schiffer 9780764358685)

Sukhoi Interceptors: The Su-9, Su-11, and Su-15: Unsung Soviet Cold War Heroes  9780764358685
Sukhoi Interceptors: The Su-9, Su-11, and Su-15: Unsung Soviet Cold War Heroes (Schiffer 9780764358685)
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Category:Books on aviation
Subcategory:Soviet Jet Aircraft
ISBN/Box:9780764358685
Publisher/Brand:Schiffer
Author:Yefim Gordon & Dmitriy Komissarov
Format:21 x 27 cm
No. Pages:320
Version:Hard cover
Language:English
Availability:only 2 remaining

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Category Books on aviation, Subcategory Soviet Jet Aircraft, ISBN/Box 9780764358685, Publisher/Brand Schiffer, Author Yefim Gordon & Dmitriy Komissarov, Format 21 x 27 cm, No. Pages 320, Version Hard cover, Language English

Closed in 1949, the Sukhoi Design Bureau was reborn in 1953 to meet an urgent demand for a fast interceptor that would counter the threat posed by NATO bombers. It wasted no time developing a succession of missile-armed, Mach 2 interceptors characterized by delta wings; the single-engined Su-9 entered service in 1960, followed by the up-armed Su-11 in 1964 and the twin-engined Su-15 in 1967. Though built in modest numbers, the three types became an important asset for the Soviet Air Defense Force—particularly the more capable Su-15, which unfortunately became notorious for shooting down two intruding South Korean airliners within five years. The Su-15 outlasted the Soviet Union, the last being retired in 1996. There were also several Sukhoi interceptors that remained in prototype or project form. All known versions are described, as are operational details. The book features many rare and previously unpublished photos.

805 color and b/w photos, profiles, line schemes



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