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MiG-31 Foxhound Interceptor Aircraft

Crew

Two (pilot and weapon system officer)

Manufacturer

Mikoyan

Operators

Russian Air Force and Kazakhstan Air Force

Maiden Flight

September 1975

Introduced

1982

Number Built

500

Length

21.5m

Wingspan

14m

Height

6.6m

Wing Area

61.41m²

Maximum Take-Off Weight

46,200kg

Empty Weight

22,000kg

Loaded Weight

36,720kg

Power Plants

Two

Engine Type

D-30F6

Take-Off thrust

15,500kgf each

Dry Thrust

9,500kgf each

Maximum Air Speed

Low altitude: 1,500km/h<br />High altitude: 3,000km/h

Service Ceiling

20,600m

Maximum Range

1,250km

Combat Radius

720km at Mach 2.35

Cruise Range

1,620m

Ferry Range

3,300km

Rate of Climb

208m/s

Wing Loading

665kg/m&sup2;

Thrust / Weight

0.85

Maximum g-Load

five

Service Without In-Flight Refuelling

3,000km

Service Range with One In-Flight Refuelling

5,400km

Long-Range Air-to-Air Missiles

4 × R-33E

Medium-Range Air-to-Air Missiles

2 × R-40TD1

Short-Range Air-to-Air Missiles

4 × R-60MK

Built-In Air Gun

Gsh-6-23M (30mm)

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