Sukhoi Su-9 (K)
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Sukhoi Su-9 (K)

Displaying a close conceptual similarity to the Messerschmitt Me 262, the Su-9 single-seat fighter, also known as Samolet (Aircraft) K, entered flight test in the autumn of 1946. Of all-metal construction with a semi-monocoque, oval-section fuselage and single-spar wings, the Su-9 had an armament of one 37mm and two 23mm cannon, and was powered by two 900kg Junkers Jumo 004B turbojets (which had been copied for manufacture in the Soviet Union as the RD-10). The Su-9 embodied a number of innovatory features insofar as Soviet technology was concerned, these including hydraulically-boosted control surfaces, a cordite-fired ejection seat, a variable-incidence tailplane, provision for assisted take-off rockets and a braking parachute. Racks under the centre fuselage permitted carriage of one 500kg or two 250kg bombs. The Su-9 was shown publicly over Tushino on 3 August 1947, and with completion of State testing in the following December, series production was recommended. However, although possessing no more than a superficial resemblance to the Me 262, its configurational similarity to the German fighter was a stigma which led Yosif Stalin to reject the Su-9 out of hand.

Sukhoi Su-9 (K)

    Take-off weight6380 kg14066 lb
    Empty weight4060 kg8951 lb
    Wingspan11.21 m37 ft 9 in
    Length10.57 m35 ft 8 in
    Height3.72 m12 ft 2 in
    Wing area20.24 m2217.86 sq ft
    Max. speed900 km/h559 mph
    Range1140 km708 miles

Sukhoi Su-9 (K)A three-view drawing (1683 x 1117)

Steve Kelley, 14.06.2012

Francisco: I look for odd kits and have never seen one of this aircraft. But I scratch built one in 1/144 scale. It was pretty easy in that scale.

DebtMan, 16.10.2010

A russian Me-262?Ha ha is so very rare

Leo Rudnicki, 27.07.2009

The profile is Su-11

Francisco Jos Abel Conde, 25.09.2007

Hi. Im Francisco Jos Abel Conde, from Spain. Im a modeller of kits of planes. Id like very much to know if i can to get a kit of this plane (Sukhoi 9 k) on 1/72 scale.

All the best.

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