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PostPosted: Sat Mar 08, 2014 4:00 am    Post subject: The Russian Armed Forces are working on the Mig-41, a new su Reply with quote

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The Russian Armed Forces are working on the Mig-41, a new supersonic fighter based on the Mig-31 Foxhound.

According to the famous experimental pilot Anatoliy Kvochur, the MiG-41 is to be capable of reaching speeds above Mach 4, even Mach 4,3. That would make the plane faster than the (now retired) American SR-71 Blackbird. Currently, the Foxhound is capable of flying at speeds of Mach 2.8.

Nevertheless, while developing a Mach 4+ replacement for the Foxhound, the Russians will to continue the modernization program of the Foxhounds, overhauling over 100 aircraft.

MiG-31 is an interceptor based on MiG-25 Foxbat, with a combat radius of 720 km. A group of four Foxhounds is able to control an area that is 1000km wide; 190 MiG-31s are currently in service within the Russian Air Force, 100 of those are still flyable.


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 08, 2014 7:48 am    Post subject: Re: The Russian Armed Forces are working on the Mig-41, a ne Reply with quote

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MiG-31 is an interceptor based on MiG-25 Foxbat, with a combat radius of 720 km
...and a turning radius some one-seventh of the same? Razz No wonder, they can patrol a large area. Return to base is not optional Razz Jokes apart, I remember that thread on the negative capabilities of this interesting line of planes. Aseem: I remember your post on your discussion with a kid who said his Papa had seen at least one Mig-31 at Bareilly. I think both Shukla-ji and I had replied on that thread.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 08, 2014 6:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Why turning radius is becoming an issue? These planes were designed for high speed interception and not for dog fight. Their fire and forget missile could have a range of 100 miles and could attack cruise missile with low radar signature.If they need to take quick turn they will reduce speed and not at M 3. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 08, 2014 9:56 pm    Post subject: Re: The Russian Armed Forces are working on the Mig-41, a ne Reply with quote

sumantra wrote:
Aseem wrote:
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MiG-31 is an interceptor based on MiG-25 Foxbat, with a combat radius of 720 km
...and a turning radius some one-seventh of the same? Razz No wonder, they can patrol a large area. Return to base is not optional Razz Jokes apart, I remember that thread on the negative capabilities of this interesting line of planes. Aseem: I remember your post on your discussion with a kid who said his Papa had seen at least one Mig-31 at Bareilly. I think both Shukla-ji and I had replied on that thread.
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I kept questioning that kid if he was referring to Mig-21, but he persisted he was talking about Mig-31. And this was in context of Bareilly AFB. I need to reemphasize kid, as they won't lie unless they've heard it wrong.

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 09, 2014 9:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Why turning radius is becoming an issue? These planes were designed for high speed interception and not for dog fight. Their fire and forget missile could have a range of 100 miles and could attack cruise missile with low radar signature.If they need to take quick turn they will reduce speed and not at M 3. Very Happy
Dr. Ganguly, the IAF has evaluated the Mig-31 `Foxhound' in the past (the former Soviet Union tried to sell it to India, as Aseem's post also verifies), and found this high-maintenance aircraft eminently unsuitable as an interceptor. India only went in for the recee version of the Mig-25 `Foxbat', which was surprisingly offered by the Soviets. Even this has fulfilled its mission completely: the IAF will not need a high-speed high-altitude recee aircraft, given that India's AEW&C aircraft and satellites suffice for the same. Sir, as armchair enthusiasts, let us not under-estimate the IAF's think tank. They are one of the best in the business.
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