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MIKOYAN MiG-31 Foxhound

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Name MiG-31 Foxhound
Manufacturer MIKOYAN
Body Narrow
Wing Fixed Wing
Position High wing
Tail Double fin, low set
WTC Medium
Type code L2J
Engine Jet
Engine count Multi
Position Both sides of fuselage
Landing gear Tricycle retractable
Mass group 4

Manufacturered as:


MIKOYAN MiG-31 Foxhound

MIKOYAN MiG-31 Foxhound MIKOYAN MiG-31 Foxhound 3D


Interceptor aircraft. In service since 1979. Two seat interceptor development based on MiG-25. 280 aircraft were built for Russian Air Force. Improved development MiG-31M since 1984 (only 6 prototypes and one demonstrator were built).

Note: Two seat interceptor development based on MiG-25 (NATO name:Foxhound).

Technical Data

Wing span 13.5 m44.291 ft
Length 22.7 m74.475 ft
Height 6.2 m20.341 ft
Powerplant 2 x 151,9 KN Soloviev D-30F6 turbofans.
Engine model Soloviev D-30

Performance Data

Take-Off Initial Climb
(to 5000 ft)
Initial Climb
(to FL150)
Initial Climb
(to FL240)
MACH Climb Cruise Initial Descent
(to FL240)
(to FL100)
Descent (FL100
& below)
V2 (IAS) kts IAS kts IAS kts IAS kts MACH TAS 1620 kts MACH IAS kts IAS kts Vapp (IAS) kts
Distance 1200 m ROC ft/min ROC ft/min ROC ft/min ROC ft/min MACH 2.35 ROD ft/min ROD ft/min MCS kts Distance 800 m
MTOW 4620046,200 kg
46.2 tonnes
Ceiling FL670 ROD ft/min APC E
WTC M Range NM

Accidents & Serious Incidents involving MG31

None on SKYbrary