Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-31BM Aircraft Data
Photo ID 241964 by Andrei Shmatko. Russia Air Force Mikoyan Gurevich MiG 31BM,
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 21,000 lbf

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: 74 feet 3 in.
Wing Span: 44 feet 2 in.
Wing Area: 663 sq.ft
Height: 21 feet 2 in.
Empty Weight: 48,105 lbs
Max. Weight: 101,854 lbs
Max. Payload: 20,000 lbs
Internal Fuel: 35,550 lbs

Performance:

Max. Speed: 1,900 mph
Cruise Speed: 1,600 mph
Service Ceiling: 82,000 ft.
Normal Range: 1,900 nm
Max. Range: 3,400 nm

Operators:

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

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