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Cold War Soviet Interceptors


Military Aviation | Soviet Union

To prevent - and also deter - violations of its airspace during the Cold War, the Soviet military industry produced a bevy of capable interceptor aircraft.

There are a total of [ 36 ] Cold War Soviet Interceptors entries in the Military Factory. Entries are listed below in alphanumeric order (1-to-Z). Flag images indicative of country of origin and not necessarily the primary operator. This listing also includes prototype, conceptual and experimental types.




1/36
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1947
Picture of the Alekseyev I-211
Alekseyev I-211
Jet-Powered Fighter / Interceptor Prototype Aircraft
2/36
National flag icon
1942
Picture of the de Havilland DH.98 Mosquito
de Havilland DH.98 Mosquito
Multirole Heavy Fighter / Fighter-Bomber Aircraft
3/36
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1945
Picture of the Junkers Ju EF 126 (Elli)
Junkers Ju EF 126 (Elli)
Single-Seat, Pulse Jet-Powered Interceptor-Fighter Aircraft
4/36
National flag icon
1949
Picture of the Lavochkin La-15 (Fantail)
Lavochkin La-15 (Fantail)
Jet-Powered Tactical Fighter / Interceptor
5/36
National flag icon
1956
Picture of the Lavochkin La-250 (Anaconda)
Lavochkin La-250 (Anaconda)
Long-Range, High-Altitude Interceptor Prototype
6/36
National flag icon
1942
Picture of the Lavochkin La-5
Lavochkin La-5
Single-Seat, Single-Engine Monoplane Fighter Aircraft
7/36
National flag icon
1984
Picture of the Mikoyan MiG-29 (Fulcrum)
Mikoyan MiG-29 (Fulcrum)
Lightweight Multi-Role Fighter Aircraft
8/36
National flag icon
1979
Picture of the Mikoyan MiG-31 (Foxhound)
Mikoyan MiG-31 (Foxhound)
Long-Range High-Speed Interceptor Aircraft
9/36
National flag icon
1990
Picture of the Mikoyan MiG-701 (Type 7.01)
Mikoyan MiG-701 (Type 7.01)
Long-Range Supersonic Interceptor Proposal
10/36
National flag icon
1946
Picture of the Mikoyan-Gurevich I-270
Mikoyan-Gurevich I-270
Single-Seat Rocket-Powered Interceptor
11/36
National flag icon
1949
Picture of the Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-15 (Fagot)
Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-15 (Fagot)
Single-Seat Jet-Powered Fighter Aircraft
12/36
National flag icon
1952
Picture of the Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-17 (Fresco)
Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-17 (Fresco)
Single-Seat Jet-Powered Fighter / Fighter-Bomber Aircraft
13/36
National flag icon
1955
Picture of the Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-19 (Farmer)
Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-19 (Farmer)
Supersonic Jet-Powered Fighter / Interceptor Aircraft
14/36
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1959
Picture of the Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-21 (Fishbed)
Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-21 (Fishbed)
Single-Seat Supersonic Fighter Aircraft
15/36
National flag icon
1970
Picture of the Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-23 (Flogger)
Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-23 (Flogger)
Swing-Wing Fighter-Interceptor Aircraft
16/36
National flag icon
1972
Picture of the Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-25 (Foxbat)
Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-25 (Foxbat)
Supersonic Interceptor / Reconnaissance Bomber Aircraft
17/36
National flag icon
1962
Picture of the Mikoyan-Gurevich Ye-8 (Fishbed) / (MiG-23)
Mikoyan-Gurevich Ye-8 (Fishbed) / (MiG-23)
Interceptor Prototype Aircraft
18/36
National flag icon
1942
Picture of the North American P-51 Mustang
North American P-51 Mustang
Single-Seat, Single-Engine Fighter / Fighter-Bomber Aircraft
19/36
National flag icon
1962
Picture of the Northrop F-5 Freedom Fighter / Tiger / Tiger II
Northrop F-5 Freedom Fighter / Tiger / Tiger II
Single-Seat Lightweight Multirole Aircraft
20/36
National flag icon
1957
Picture of the Sukhoi P-1 (Perekhvatchuk-1)
Sukhoi P-1 (Perekhvatchuk-1)
Interceptor Prototype Aircraft
21/36
National flag icon
1964
Picture of the Sukhoi Su-11 (Fishpot-C)
Sukhoi Su-11 (Fishpot-C)
Interceptor Aircraft
22/36
National flag icon
1965
Picture of the Sukhoi Su-15 (Flagon)
Sukhoi Su-15 (Flagon)
Long-Range Interceptor Aircraft
23/36
National flag icon
1949
Picture of the Sukhoi Su-15 (Samolet P)
Sukhoi Su-15 (Samolet P)
Interceptor Aircraft Prototype
24/36
National flag icon
1970
Picture of the Sukhoi Su-17 / Su-20 / Su-22 (Fitter)
Sukhoi Su-17 / Su-20 / Su-22 (Fitter)
Ground Attack / Strike Fighter Aircraft
25/36
National flag icon
1985
Picture of the Sukhoi Su-27 (Flanker)
Sukhoi Su-27 (Flanker)
Air Superiority / Ground Attack / Multirole Fighter
26/36
National flag icon
1959
Picture of the Sukhoi Su-7 (Fitter-A)
Sukhoi Su-7 (Fitter-A)
Fighter-Bomber / Ground Attack Aircraft
27/36
National flag icon
1959
Picture of the Sukhoi Su-9 (Fishpot)
Sukhoi Su-9 (Fishpot)
Interceptor Aircraft
28/36
National flag icon
1946
Picture of the Sukhoi Su-9 / Su-11 / Su-13 (1946)
Sukhoi Su-9 / Su-11 / Su-13 (1946)
Fighter / Fighter-Bomber / Night-Fighter Prototype Aircraft
29/36
National flag icon
1938
Picture of the Supermarine Spitfire
Supermarine Spitfire
Fighter / Fighter-Bomber / Reconnaissance Aircraft
30/36
National flag icon
1942
Picture of the Tupolev Tu-2 (Bat)
Tupolev Tu-2 (Bat)
Twin-Engine Fast Bomber / Multirole Aircraft
31/36
National flag icon
1964
Picture of the Tupolev Tu-28 / Tu-128 (Fiddler)
Tupolev Tu-28 / Tu-128 (Fiddler)
Long-Range Interceptor Aircraft
32/36
National flag icon
1960
Picture of the Yakovlev Yak-28 (Brewer / Firebar)
Yakovlev Yak-28 (Brewer / Firebar)
Twin-Seat Multirole Aircraft
33/36
National flag icon
1948
Picture of the Yakovlev Yak-30
Yakovlev Yak-30
Jet-Powered Interceptor Prototype Aircraft
34/36
National flag icon
1987
Picture of the Yakovlev Yak-41 (Freestyle / Yak-141)
Yakovlev Yak-41 (Freestyle / Yak-141)
Prototype VTOL Fleet Defense Fighter Aircraft
35/36
National flag icon
1949
Picture of the Yakovlev Yak-50 (1949)
Yakovlev Yak-50 (1949)
Jet-Powered Fighter / Interceptor Aircraft
36/36
National flag icon
1943
Picture of the Yakovlev Yak-9 (Frank)
Yakovlev Yak-9 (Frank)
Single-Seat, Single-Engine Fighter / Fighter-Bomber Aircraft
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