Sukhoi Su-15 (Flagon)
The following photographs are the copyright of Ken Duffey - and may not be copied without permission.
This machine is actually a T-58L development machine painted up to look like a 'production' Flagon.
The intakes are different - and the fuselage is 'waisted' just behind them
A more recnt photo of the same machine - it has had a repaint.
Port wing pylon and R-98MR IR Missile - note the aileron actuators on the rear wings.
The circular bulge on the pylon is non-standard.
Note how the brake parachute housing has been painted to represent a RWT aerial - totally fake!
Port outer pylon with circular bulge - probably a camera housing.
Starboard pylon with R-98MT missile.
Port main wheel well - non-standard paint scheme with everything painted silver!
Port mainwheel - the oleo is collapsed
Starboard wheel well - with everything painted silver.
Starboard main wheel with collapsed oleo.
Starboard mainwheel doors.
Port inner door - note the fuel tank attachments.
Twin fuel tanks - with outward canted pylons.
Inside the nosewheel well........
This machine is more representative of a production Su-15TM.
The distinct kink in the leading edge where the outer panel has more camber.
Dummy missile on the starboard wing - note the 'tinplate' wings with no ailerons.
You can also see the distinctive kink in the wing leading edge.
Dummy missile on the port pylon.
Inner pylon with adaptor for R-60 missile.
Note the long pitot boom mounted on the wing leading edge near the kink.
The port main leg - the ironwork surrounding it is a museum addition to save tire wear.
Twin nosewheel - with collapsed oleo.
The Su-15TM features bulges on both nosewheel doors to accomodate the twin wheels.
The distinctive 'hockey stick' aerial on the nose underside.
Port intake - note how it angles in from the vertical.
Port wing showing that distinctive kink.
Starboard wing - with kink.
Starboard R-60 pylon - note clamshell opening at front with electrical connector.
Starboard intake - note auxiliary blow-in door aft of bort number.
The museum at Khodynka used to have an impressive collection of different Su-15's. They are now sadly
gathered inside a chained-off compound, exposed to the elements & vandals, awaiting a new museum.
Su-15UM - note the rain gutter in front of the windscreen - only seen on some aircraft.
This dilapidated Su-15 is used an instructional airframe.
Another aiframe inside the Institute is sectioned to show the structure...
Closeup of the wing leading edge - this time without the kink.
The missing canopy reveals the top of the KS-3 ejection seat.
A closer view of the seat.
Starboard side of the seat - I assume that the lever makes the seat 'live'.
Note the single large tire and differently bulged door.
Immaculate Su-15TM on display.
This machine has a vee-shaped rain gutter in front of the windscreen.
Su-15TM on the Sukhoi ramp at Zhukovsky - probably an ex-trials machine.
Su-15TM in Kiev - with peeling laquer coating.
Closeup of the peeling laquer coat.
Su-15TM at Lugansk. Note the rain gutter.
Closeup of the rain gutter.
© Ken Duffey