Sukhoi -15 'Flagon', the Russian J-8

DISCLAIMER: The Su-15 was produced in 1962, 7 years earlier than the Chinese J-8.
(and no this is not a suggestion) (although it could be)
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The Russians had many an ace up their sleeve, but this may not have been one of them.
Introducing the Su-15/TM.

Initially produced as a literal Russian J-8, but later due to poor take-off performance, its wings were given a redesign on the SU-15 TM which made them look a bit like the wings of the J-7E (a double delta configuration).

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Specs:

General characteristics

  • Crew: 1
  • Length: 19.56 m (64 ft 2 in)
  • Wingspan: 9.43 m (30 ft 11 in)
  • Height: 4.84 m (15 ft 11 in)
  • Wing area: 36.6 m2 (394 sq ft)
  • Empty weight: 10,760 kg (23,722 lb)
  • Gross weight: 17,200 kg (37,920 lb)
  • Max takeoff weight: 17,900 kg (39,463 lb)
  • Powerplant: 2 × Tumansky R-13F-300 afterburning turbojet engines, 40.21 kN (9,040 lbf) thrust each dry, 70 kN (16,000 lbf) with afterburner

Performance

  • Maximum speed: 2,230 km/h (1,390 mph, 1,200 kn) with 2 × K-8 or 2 × R-60 air-to-air missiles at 12,000 m (39,370 ft)
  • Maximum speed: Mach 2.1
  • Range: 1,380 km (860 mi, 750 nmi)
  • Combat range: 725 km (450 mi, 391 nmi)
  • Ferry range: 1,700 km (1,100 mi, 920 nmi)
  • Service ceiling: 18,100 m (59,400 ft)
  • g limits: +6.5
  • Rate of climb: 228 m/s (44,900 ft/min)
  • Wing loading: 555 kg/m2 (114 lb/sq ft)

Armament

Avionics

  • Radar: «Taifun-M»
    • Detection range:
      • high-flying targets: 70 km
      • low-flying targets: 15 km
    • Lock range:
      • high-flying targets: 45 km
      • low-flying targets: 10 km
    • Angular range:
      • vertical: +30°/-10°
      • horizontal: +/- 70°
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here’s another picture for a better view

Didn’t it get special missiles

was it an interceptor?

Not particularly - it carried very large missiles that were also used on Su-11 and Yak-28P - see K-8 (missile) - Wikipedia

Yes - primarily designed to intercept strategic bombers - Sukhoi Su-15 - Wikipedia

yes, the K-8 SARH missile with round 23km of max range.

its known for shooting down a korean airlines passenger aircraft.

could become a decent aircraft at 10.0
i mean,
2 x 23mm GSh cannons + 2 x R-60 + 2 x K-8

It should be in game

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What B.R. would this be though?

probably not 11.0,
it could only carry 2 R-60s and 2 SARH missiles (Kaliningrad K-8 (23km or miles i forgor) ) so itll be probably around 10.7, maybe if added and performs good, they could up teir it

This would make alot of sense. 10.7 would be perfect :)

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suggestion made, lets hope it is accepted