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The MiG - 31 Foxhound: One of the World's Greatest Interceptors



The Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-31 'Foxhound' is one of the most powerful and effective interceptors flying today. It owes its oustanding capability to an effective combination of performance, weaponry, and avionics. Even though it first flew more than 30 years ago, it is still Russia's most effective air defence interceptor and forms the backbone of its air defence force and will continue to do so well into the 21st century.

Contents of the article:

  • The events that led to the MiG-31 being developed and produced, including flight testing, prototypes and the revelation of the MiG-31 to the West
  • How many MiG-31s were produced and are in service
  • A detailed technical description of the aircraft covering its structure, flying controls, landing gear, engines, fuel, accommodation, avionics and weapons
  • A thorough description of all MiG-31 variants proposed or produced
  • Information on the missiles carried by the MiG-31