|First flight on.||30 May 1962.|
|Major contractor(s.)||Sukhoi OKB.|
|Dose it use nukes or cruse missiles.||No.|
|Flight ceiling .||1,700 km (1,106 mi).|
|Top speed.||Mach 2.5 'clean' (no outside missiles, outside bombs, outside ECM pods, or exterior fuel tanks, etc) at high altitude.|
|Range.||1,700 km (1,106 mi).|
|Rate of climb.........................||228 m/s (45,000 ft/min).|
In the Korean Air Flight 007 incident in 1983, a Korean Boeing 747 was shot down near Moneron Island, after it veered into restricted Soviet airspace, by a Su-15TM based on Sakhalin, killing all 246 passengers and 23 crew.