Tag: MiG-31 Foxhound

You can’t be my wingman anytime: MiG-31 Mistakenly shot down another MiG-31
The Foxhound was brought down by another MiG-31 which fired an R-33 air-to-air missile mistakenly. As we have reported two years ago, on Apr. 26, 2017 a MiG-31 from Russia’s Eastern Military District crashed during a training flight near the Telemba proving ground, the Republic of Buryatia. At...
How the defection of Viktor Belenko inspired Clint Eastwood’s Firefox
Belenko’s defection was mentioned in the novel Firefox by Craig Thomas, on which Clint Eastwood’s movie is based. On Sep. 6, 1976, Lt Viktor Belenko, a pilot of a PVO MiG-25 Foxbat unit based at Chuguyevka air base north of Vladivostok (some sources state Sakharovka air base) failed to return from a sortie....
The defection of Viktor Belenko, the pilot who stole the super secret Soviet's MiG-25 fighter jet
The MiG-25 was of special importance to the Soviet air defence, since (until the MiG-31 entered service) it was the only aircraft capable of intercepting the Lockheed SR-71A strategic reconnaissance aircraft On Sep. 6, 1976, Lt Viktor Belenko, a pilot of a PVO unit based at Chuguyevka air base north of Vladivostok (some sources state Sakharovka air base) failed to...
Video shows MiG-31 catching fire on the runway
The fire started from the right engine. Both pilots have been saved; no one has been injured. A MiG-31 caught fire while the aircraft was on the runway in Russia’s Permsky Krai on May 18, 2018. Russia says the fire started from the right engine. "The pilots were about to conduct a training flight, but the aircraft was caught on fire while...
How Kadena's F-15Cs protected the air assets that were trying to find KAL 007 wreckage
Even if the wreckage of KAL 007 had fallen into international waters within the Sea of Japan, Kadena's F-15C Eagles had to protect P-3s that were searching for the airliner's black box data- and voice-recorders from marauding Soviet fighters The F-15 Eagle is an all-weather, extremely maneuverable, tactical fighter designed to permit the U.S. Air Force (USAF) to gain and...
Foxbat Vs Blackbird: why the MiG-25 never posed a credible threat to the SR-71 Mach 3 spy plane
SR-71s flew off the coast of Russia, "taunting and toying with MiG-25s sent up to intercept them, scooting up to altitudes the Soviet planes could not reach," Viktor Belenko, former Soviet MiG-25 pilot In the late 1960s, the USSR revealed the existence of the aircraft that appeared to be the world’s deadliest fighter, the MiG-25 (NATO reporting name “Foxbat”). This...
Fedotov MiG-25RB altitude world record
Flying a re-engined MiG-25, Fedotov reached the record height of 123,523 feet (37,650 meters) above Podmoskovnoe, Russia On Aug. 31, 1977 Alexandr Vasilievich Fedotov, an official ‘Hero of the Soviet Union’ and test pilot, set an FAI World Record for altitude when he climbed to 123,523 feet (37,650 meters) in his MiG-25. As reported on Fédération Aéronautique Internationale (FAI-World Air Sports Federation) website the...
MiG-31 replacement to be able to opeate in space and to be optionally piloted
PAK DP "will be an entirely new plane, where entirely new technologies to operate in the Arctic zone will be utilized. This plane will safeguard the whole border of our homeland. Later, the project will become unmanned,” Ilya Tarasenko, RSK MiG director general As revealed last month by Ilya Tarasenko, director general of the Russian Aircraft Corporation MiG (RSK MiG),...
You can’t be my wingman anytime: MiG-31 Mistakenly shot down another MiG-31
The research and development work of PAK DP will start from 2019 As reported by Sputniknews, Ilya Tarasenko, director general of the Russian Aircraft Corporation MiG (RSK MiG), revealed that the next fifth-generation fighter will be designated as PAK DP. Intended to replace the MiG-31, the research and development work of PAK DP will start from 2019. “We are currently developing the...
Both crew members reportedly ejected safely and a search and rescue helicopter was dispatched to the site of the incident As reported by Tass.com, at 12:05 on Apr. 26, 2017 a MiG-31 from Russia’s Eastern Military District crashed during a training flight near the Telemba proving ground, the Republic of Buryatia. "A MiG-31 interceptor jet of the Eastern Military District crashed...

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