Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-31BM Aircraft Data
Photo ID 228958 by M. Baumann. Russia Air Force Mikoyan Gurevich MiG 31BM, RF 95449
The Mikoyan MiG-31 (Russian: Микоян МиГ-31; NATO reporting name: Foxhound) is a supersonic interceptor aircraft developed for use by the Soviet Air Forces. The aircraft was designed by the Mikoyan design bureau as a replacement for the earlier MiG-25 "Foxbat". The MiG-31 is based on and shares design elements with the MiG-25. The MiG-31 has the distinction of being one of the fastest combat jets in the world. It continues to be operated by the Russian Air Force and the Kazakhstan Air Force following the end of the Cold War and the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991. The Russian Defence Ministry expects the MiG-31 to remain in service until 2030 or beyond.
  • Country of Origin: Soviet Union
  • First Flight: September 16, 1975
  • Initial Service Date: May 6, 1981
  • No. Built: 519
  • No. In Service: 500 (approx.)
  • No. of Hardpoints: 8
  • Crew: 2

Power:

Soloviev D-30F6 afterburning turbofan engines at 93 kN

Weapons:

23 mm Gryazev-Shipunov GSh-6-23M rotary cannon with 800 rounds
Air-to-air missiles:
R-33E
R-60MK
R-40RD/TD
Air-to-surface missiles:
Kh-58UShKE anti-radiation missile
Kh-47M2 Kinzhal hypersonic air-launched ballistic missile

Dimensions:

Length: 22.62 m.
Wing Span: 13.456 m.
Wing Area: 61.6 m²
Height: 6.456 m.
Empty Weight: 21,820 kg.
Max. Weight: 46,200 kg.
Max. Payload: 9,000 kg.
Internal Fuel: 16,130 kg.

Performance:

Max. Speed: 3,000 kph
Cruise Speed: 2,500 kph
Service Ceiling: 25,000 m.
Normal Range: 3,000 km
Max. Range: 5,400 km

Operators:

Operated by Russia and Kazakhstan. Formerly operated by the USSR.

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