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MiG-31 FOXHOUND

Specifications
Countries of Origin CIS (formerly USSR)
Similar Aircraft
  • MiG-25 Foxbat
  • F-14 Tomcat
  • F-15 Eagle
  • Crew Two
    Role
  • interceptor
  • air superiority
  • Length 70 ft, 5 in (21.5 m)
    Span 45 ft, 9 in (14 m)
    Height: 6.60 m
    Wing span: 14.02 m
    Wing area: 61.41 sq m
    Maximum speed: Mach 2.83
    Weight: (empty) 22,000 kg
    Weight: (normal) 36,720 kg
    Powerplant: Two Tumanski R-15BD-300
    afterburning turbojets rated at
    49.78kN each
    Maximum Range: 1,250 km
    ceiling: Zoom to 10,000 meters (33,800 ft) in 8 minutes
    Service ceiling 20,500 meters (67,250 ft) 20,700 m
    Rate of climb: 8 min 54 sec to 20,000 m
    Ceiling 24400 meters
    Cruise range 1620 nm
    Take-off mass with fuel:
    internal fuel, kg 41000
    with full internal fuel and external fuel, kg 46200
    Maximum speed:
    at altitude of 17.5 km max., km/h 3000
    near the ground, km/h 1500
    Maximum endurance with:
    external fuel tanks, h 3.6
    with in-flight refueling, h 6-7
    Ferry range, km 3000
    Intercept range:
    at the supersonic cruising speed (M 2.35), km 720
    at the subsonic cruising speed (M 0.85) with 2200
    Take-off run, m 1200
    Landing run 800
    In-Flight Refueling No
    Internal Fuel 14200kg
    Drop Tanks 2000L drop tank with 1600kg of fuel for 91 nm range
    Sensors LD/SD TWS radar, possible IRST, RWR


    RP-31E radar sight providing for:
  • simultaneous detection of up to 10 targets in solid angle limited by 70 in azimuth and +70/-60 in elevation;
  • simultaneous attack of up to 4 targets being tracked.
  • Armament
  • cannon
  • R-33 AA-9 Amos
  • AA-11 Archer


    Typically
  • two R-40 missiles
  • Four R-60 missiles


    The MiG-31E is armed with
  • R-33E long-range air-to-air missiles (4 ea);
  • R-40TD-1 medium-range air-to-missiles (2 ea);
  • R-60MK short-range air-to-air missiles (4 ea);
  • 9-A-768 23-mm built-in gun.





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