Combat aviation: the Soviet fighter-interceptor SU-15. Vadim Zadorozhny’s Museum of Equipment, Russia

Combat aviation: the Soviet fighter-interceptor SU-15. Developed in the early 1960s and for a long time formed the backbone of the USSR air defense and took part in many incidents involving the flights of foreign aircrafts over the territory of the USSR. One of the most known precedents involving the Su-15 occurred in 1983, when the Su-15, piloted by Gennady Osipovich, shot down a South Korean passenger Boeing 747.

Vadim Zadorozhny’s Museum of Equipment, Russia

Years of production: 1965-1975

Country of origin: USSR

Issued: 1400 items

Weight: 10.8 t

Speed: 2230 km / h

Ceiling: 18 500 m

Crew: 1 person

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