Air International 1979-04
??? - Sukhoi Flagon /In Soviet Service/ (3)
The Su-15VD, alias Flagon-E, was an upgraded version of the basic Sukhoi all-weather interceptor that began to enter service with the IAP-VO Strany from late 1973. This sub-type was essentially similar to the current Flagon-F apart from its conical (as opposed to ogival) radome.
Illustrated the Flagon-F is the principal current service version of the Su-15 all-weather interceptor fighter which now provides the backbone of the IAP-VO Strany, the world's largest manned fighter force.