Tag Archives: Su-15UM Flagon G

Train Like you Kill Airliners

Despite not being the most advanced piece of kit in the Soviet Air Forces during its time in service, the Sukhoi Su-15 Flagon was still used in good numbers and for a long time. It was considered importante enough by the USSR that it was kept largely in the shadows, only emerging on those few […]

Flagon G Update 1: Take It In, (Almost) Throw It Out

They say that nothing good comes easy. Of course, they’re wrong. It should be “easily”. (After all, “easy” needs to be an ADVERB modifying “comes”, and thus needs to be in the “ly” form to be correct.) However, the apparent ignorance of grammar aside, the kernel of wisdom is, like so many other old saws […]

The Devil’s Lawn Dart

If you remember lawn darts, then you remember dangerous, heavy pointy sticks with a few fins that  you would throw at a target for fun. They were dangerous if used improperly, and really didn’t do much else other than fly in a straight line. This, then, is a perfect analogy for the Sukhoi Su-15 Flagon […]