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    MIG-21, MIG-25, MIG-29SMT. Your views

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    JohninMK
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    Re: MIG-21, MIG-25, MIG-29SMT. Your views

    Post  JohninMK on Mon Jun 06, 2016 4:25 pm

    Not too bad an article https://warisboring.com/a-russian-super-jet-flew-so-fast-it-blew-up-its-own-engines-15bc6fd0a8ca#.b6g4j15ug

    Is this a photo recce version, hence all the stars?


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    Re: MIG-21, MIG-25, MIG-29SMT. Your views

    Post  GarryB on Tue Jun 07, 2016 12:42 pm

    Actually there were strike bomber versions of the MiG-25 and MiG-31....

    Look up MiG-25RB...

    My understanding was that the MiG-31 variant had a payload of 9 tons that consisted of 6 x 1,500kg bombs... four under the belly of the aircraft and one under each wing pylon.

    These were dumb bombs released at mach 2.4 plus at altitude... accuracy was not great, but with the new Gefest & T packages for using unguided bombs it becomes a rather interesting potential capability...

    Note special heat resistant FAB bombs were developed especially for these aircraft.


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    Re: MIG-21, MIG-25, MIG-29SMT. Your views

    Post  Giulio on Tue Jun 07, 2016 6:16 pm

    JohninMK wrote:Not too bad an article https://warisboring.com/a-russian-super-jet-flew-so-fast-it-blew-up-its-own-engines-15bc6fd0a8ca#.b6g4j15ug

    Is this a photo recce version, hence all the stars?


    Yes, a Mig-25RB, bort red "46"; you can see, in the nose, the cameras. This Mig-25RB, if i'm correctly reading, brings the name of "Valentin Sugrin", Hero of the Soviet Union (the red badge with the star, on the side of the air intake). The aircraft brings also the red banner of the Revolution's Guards, and almost 40 recon missions, (afaik) above all over the Cecenia. 47° indipendent regiment of the Guards. Voronez-Baltimore air base (or Monkegorsk?).
    The Mig-25RB is very fast, and it has a slightly shorter wing, with specific tip-pods, afaik with ecm.

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