MiG-31 Foxhound

SR-71 pilot recalls the tense mission over the Barents Sea where he spotted a Soviet MiG-31 scrambled to intercept his Blackbird

SR-71 pilot recalls the tense mission over the Barents Sea where he spotted a Soviet MiG-31 scrambled to intercept his Blackbird

The SR-71 Blackbird The SR-71 spy plane, the most advanced member of the Blackbird family that included the A-12 and… Read More

4 months ago

Did you know the defection of Viktor Belenko inspired Clint Eastwood’s Firefox?

The MiG-25 Foxbat The Soviet MiG-25 (NATO code-name "Foxbat") was a high-speed interceptor and reconnaissance aircraft. The aircraft entered service… Read More

9 months ago

US Navy Operations Specialist explains why even though the MiG-31 can detect the F-22 at 18 km the Foxhound pilot has just a few seconds to say a few prayers before he dies

‘The MiG-31 Foxhound pilot is defeated, lost in the race to survival before he realized the race had already begun,’… Read More

11 months ago

US Navy Operations Specialist explains why the Russian Kinzhal hypersonic missile is not unstoppable and why the PAC-3 Patriot can shoot it down although the Kinzhal is Mach 10 capable

‘The Russian claim that the Kinzhal missile is “unstoppable” is false. It has already been shot down by a Patriot… Read More

12 months ago

SR-71 pilot tells the story of a tense mission over the Barents Sea where he spotted a Soviet MiG-31 scrambled to intercept his Blackbird

‘I assumed the MiG-31 pilot would like nothing better than an opportunity to fire his missiles at an SR-71 Blackbird,’… Read More

3 years ago

Here’s why the F-14 Tomcat was a true multirole fighter (and not just a fleet defense interceptor)

The F-14 Tomcat wasn’t supposed to be a one trick pony like the F-15 Eagle. Often referred to as a… Read More

3 years ago

Soviets never received any (Iranian) Tomcat. But they published this F-14 “booklet” for their top fighter pilots.

The Soviets did not need to 'steal' or 'get' any Tomcats: obtaining quite good intel on the F-14 - from… Read More

3 years ago

Video shows Kazakhstan Air Defence Force MiG-31 Interceptor crashing after takeoff

The Kazakhstan MoD reported the pilots were ordered to eject, but before they activated their seats, the crew managed to… Read More

4 years ago

You can’t be my wingman anytime: MiG-31 Mistakenly shoots 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… Read More

5 years ago

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.… Read More

5 years ago

The defection of Viktor Belenko, the pilot who stole the super-secret Soviet 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… Read More

6 years ago

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… Read More

6 years ago

HOW KADENA’S F-15Cs PROTECTED THE AIR ASSETS THAT WERE TRYING TO FIND KAL 007 WRECKAGE FROM SOVIET MiG-31s

Even if the wreckage of KAL 007 had fallen into international waters within the Sea of Japan, Kadena's F-15C Eagles… Read More

6 years ago

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… Read More

6 years ago

REMEMBERING THE ABSOLUTE ALTITUDE RECORD SET BY FEDOTOV MiG-25 ON AUG. 31, 1977

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… Read More

7 years ago

“MiG-31 REPLACEMENT WILL BE ABLE TO OPERATE IN SPACE AND WILL BE OPTIONALLY PILOTED,” RSK MiG DIRECTOR GENERAL SAYS

PAK DP "will be an entirely new plane, where entirely new technologies to operate in the Arctic zone will be… Read More

7 years ago

MiG-31’s REPLACEMENT WILL BE DESIGNATED PAK DP

The research and development work of PAK DP will start from 2019 As reported by Sputniknews, Ilya Tarasenko, director general… Read More

7 years ago