Mikoyan MIG-31

Mikoyan MIG-31

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. The Mikoyan MiG-31 is a supersonic interceptor aircraft developed to replace the MiG-25 'Foxbat'. The MiG-31 was designed by the Mikoyan design bureau based on the MiG-25. The MiG-25 'Foxbat', despite Western panic about its tremendous performance, made substantial design sacrifices in capability for the sake of achieving high speed, altitude, and rate of climb. It lacked maneuverability at interception speeds, was difficult to fly at low altitudes, and its inefficient turbojet engines resulted in a very short combat range at supersonic speeds. The MiG-25's speed gauge was redlined at Mach 2.8, and pilots were instructed not to top Mach 2.5 in order to preserve the engines. Achieving the MiG-25's maximum potential speed of Mach 3.2 would result in the destruction of the engines.show more

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  • Paperback | 76 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 5mm | 122g
  • Cel Publishing
  • United States
  • English
  • 6133998423
  • 9786133998421