Hello, please I need help, as I don't understand russian, it seems that Russia is developping a new interceptor able to reach Mach 4.3 in order to replace the wonderfull Mig 31. This fighter seems to be available in 2020. Iam frustrated as I don't understand russian, if someone among you could translate these articles please, please, please....
New MiG should have a speed of 1.5 times the stated test
28.02.2014 19:00 (Updated: 28.02.2014 19:07 ) 1 52 1 8662
In Russia, a new fighter, the MiG-41 on the basis of heavy fighter-interceptor MiG-31, whose speed was Mach 2.8.
MOSCOW, February 28 - RIA Novosti. Newest Russian fighter-interceptor MiG-41 should have a speed of at least Mach 4-4.3, told RIA Novosti Russian hero, test pilot Anatoly Kvochur.
He commented on the State Duma deputy Alexander message Tarnaeva that in Russia, a new fighter, the MiG-41 on the basis of heavy fighter-interceptor MiG-31, the rate of which was 2.8 Mach. Tarnaev experts said at a meeting of aerospace defense that the Chief of Staff, signed an order of deep modernization of Soviet fighter-interceptor MiG-31.
"This upgrade was to be held even twenty years ago. However, this did not happen, so now demands increased. They are including in the (increasing) speed interceptor to Mach 4-4.3," - said Kvochur.
Currently, the Russian fifth generation fighter developed the T-50. Its serial production is scheduled for 2016.
Morpheus Eberhardt wrote:The MiG-31 follow-on has the interim program designation of PAK DP, by the way.
Kimppis wrote:So how are the capabilities going to differ from PAK FA? Faster and longer operational range, but less stealthy and maneuvrable? It's going to be more or less heavily based on MIG-31, or is it? Or could they design an interceptor somewhat based on the PAK-FA?
magnumcromagnon wrote:As far as the Mig-41 goes, I think a reasonable amount of stealth can be done, but within reason. For example having a internal weapon bays could actually help both in reducing drag and RCS, and having retractable weapon pylons too. I also believe having engine intakes on top instead of on the bottom should allow more room for internal weapon bays. But at those speeds it doesn't matter if it's stealthy, it will glow like a hot-iron poker on IRST. I like the idea that it'll have large delta wings with many retractable pylons and internal weapon bays.
SR-71 is very fast but it is just a pure sextoy. It consumed a damn huge amount of fuel and cannot fly for long. It also does not sustain/generate sufficient G-load to make a fluid turn especially at high speed.
SR-71 techs is at the similar level of MiG-21: cylindrical hull, delta wings, conical air inhale. The reason why it can achieves tremendous speed is that over 90% of its mass is made from titanium.
If we need extreme speed, simple, replace all weapon hardpoints with ramjets or rocket engines.
mutantsushi wrote:A larger size aircraft with single leading/trailing edges might be able to optimize stealth vs. long wave over the horizon radar.
That seems about as useful stealth you could get with this. That approach is usually discussed in bombers but might apply here, depending
I don't know what shape it will be but it certainly wont be a high stealth design... it is an interceptor... speed and range and enormous long range missiles are the order of the day.
A huge radar or several looking for enemy aircraft will make stealth pointless...
GarryB wrote:Adding more engines is not the solution... the B-52 has 8 engines and is not really known for its high speed performance. Powerful engines operating at optimum performance in different speed ranges is the best solution... the current turbofans up to about mach 2 and a scramjet engine up to top speed of about mach 4.3 should work best.
GarryB wrote:For some planes the combination of requirements was pretty harsh... take off at very high weight from a short strip and then accelerate to very high speed... lift jets and swing wings were used as solutions, but ultimately it was the Su-27 and MiG-29 shaped wings that gave the solution of lift in a range of speeds and heights.
Correct me if I am wrong but I think current fighters have already use both ram/scramjet and turbofans... that is the afterburner, the afterburner is essentially a ramjet put behind the turbine.
Another solution was fly-by-wire with a sensitive computer pilot to micro-control the air inhale and to deal with the relaxed stability... so that the engine can function effectively at both high and low speed and the pilot can micromanage the aircraft at a very low stability at low speed.
point is in order to stop him hit your base you need a fast rocket too and a good radar to see invisible planes. Otherwise he would just ignore the interceptor and go ahead to your base and hit it.GarryB wrote:The MiG-41 will be an interceptor and will spend most of its time flying at near full speed to get to an intercept point as quickly as it can... at mach 4.3 there wont be much in the air that would be a serious danger to it... it will be flying faster than the mach 2.5 sidewinder missile and the F-35 wont even be able to get close.
the focus will be detecting threats and targets, which will be bombers and cruise missile carriers and of course cruise missiles using radar of various types and its own IRST sensors.
It will be very low drag, which on its own should reduce its RCS, but I doubt they will waste much time or money making it stealthy to any degree because it will likely be scanning for targets with its radar nearly nonstop and operating with a large AB plume out its rear.
victor1985 wrote:point is in order to stop him hit your base you need a fast rocket too and a good radar to see invisible planes. Otherwise he would just ignore the interceptor and go ahead to your base and hit it.