MiG-31

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

The story of Adolf Tolkachev, the Phazotron Chief Designer Who Killed Soviet Aircraft Reputation and why the Su-27 proved to be a Poor Air Superiority Fighter in Real Combat

In 1979, Adolf Georgievich Tolkachev, an electronics engineer who was working as one of the chief designers at the Phazotron… Read More

2 years ago

Russian Su-35 pilot who shot down Russian Su-30 will be charge in court with criminal conduct

Major Vasily Savelyev, the Russian Air and Space Force (RuASF) Sukhoi Su-35 pilot who shot down a RuASF Su-30 on… Read More

3 years 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

Impressive photos show Viktor Belenko’s defecting MiG-25 Foxbat buzzing Hakodate rooftops before landing at the city’s international airport

Belenko had intended to fly his MiG-25 to Chitose airbase, but with fuel running low, he had to land at… Read More

4 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

Here’s a Video that Celebrates 80th Anniversary of MiG

In total at domestic aircraft building plants there have been manufactured about 45000 aircraft of "MiG" brand, from which 11000… 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

SR-71 Crew Members tell the story of a Memorable Encounter with a Soviet MiG-31 Interceptor over the Barents Sea

"I assumed the Soviet MiG-31 fighter pilot would like nothing better than an opportunity to fire his missiles at an… Read More

5 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