MiG-31 FOX HOUND
MANUFACTURED BY: MIKOYAN AVIATION NPO (MiG), RUSSIA
TYPE - FIGHTER/INTERCEPTOR/ANTI-SATELLITE
CREW - TWO IN TANDEM PILOT/WEAPONS OFFICER
ARM - FOUR HARD POINTS - TWO ON EACH WING, FOUR BELLY HARD
POINTS - TYPICAL ANTI-AIR MISSION FOUR R-33 AAM
RANGE - 1,630 MILES INTERNAL - HAS AIR REFUELING CAPABILITY
WING SPAN - 44.1 FT.
LENGTH - 74.5 FT.
HEIGHT - 20.2 FT.
WEIGHT - 90,000 POUNDS TAKE OFF
ENGINE - TWO AFTERBURNING SOLOVIEV D-30G
GUIDANCE - GPS SUPPLIED BY ROCKWELL INTERNATIONAL
SPEED - 1,900 MPH OR MACH 2.8 AT ALTITUDE
UNCONFIRMED**** Russia and China concluded an agreement to transfer twenty
four MiG-31 FOXHOUND fighters to China in 1992. The agreement included a deal to
manufacture up to 200 more inside China. The transfer cannot be confirmed in
that NO MiG-31 aircraft have appeared in the PLAAF inventory at this time. U.S.
intelligence sources indicate that the MiG-31 may be used by the PLAAF in an
anti-satellite role by firing a specialized missile.
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