Sukhoi Su-9

The Soviet Su-9 fighters flew better without pilot: the incidents where pilotless Fishpot-Bs landed on their own

The Soviet Su-9 fighters flew better without pilot: the incidents where pilotless Fishpot-Bs landed on their own

The Su-9 Fishpot The Su-9 Fishpot was a Soviet interceptor from the later 1950s until the late 1970s. It was… Read More

2 months ago

The story of the Su-15 that crashed after it tried to follow a SH 37 Viggen reconnaissance aircraft performing aerobatic manoeuvres at low altitude to shake off the Flagon

The Su-15 Flagon In the late 1950s, the Sukhoi Design Bureau, already an established fighter maker, started work on a… Read More

10 months ago

The story of the Sukhoi Su-15 interceptor that rammed an Iranian Canadair CL-44 carrying smuggled weapons through Soviet Airspace

The Su-15 fighter pilot gave the customary ‘follow me’ signals, but the big turboprop ignored them and started maneuvering dangerously,… Read More

1 year ago

Strange but true: the Soviet Su-9 flew better without pilot. The incidents where pilotless Fishpot-Bs landed on their own.

The Su-9 was famed for its 'willingness to fly', and the type's service record includes a few truly amazing incidents.… Read More

2 years ago