Fine, I missed that "anti-" part.
That is OK... no problem... not a big deal.
How about making STOL MiG-31s with J-39 or Su-33-like canards?
Most of the weight of the MiG-31 is fuel... for STOL you need a sports car.... ie huge power per weight... like a sprinter.
Such a thing is good for a short range interceptor like a MiG-21 or MiG-23, but travelling at mach 2.5 plus continuously burns a lot of fuel... so much that very few operational aircraft actually do it.
Canards would not help, as the aircraft would simply be just too heavy... not just for takeoff, but also for landing.
The Yak-41 was lighter but had similar dimensions:
And that is the key... Yak-141 max Takeoff weight (presumably with a rolling takeoff) of just under 20 tons... which is 4 tons lighter than the MiG-29s MTOW BTW... compared with MTOW for the MiG-31 of about 47 tons. The MiG-31 carries about 17 tons of fuel...
A trimaran CVN/TAKRN could handle them, leaving F-18E/Fs & F-15EXs in the dust.
I would think a carrier based Su-57 would be much easier to get in to service, would cost less to develop, and would be rather more suitable and capable against enemy fighters as well as being good enough against enemy bombers.
The MiG-31 is better than the Su-57 for interception of B-52 bombers and could be cheaper too because the stealth of the Su-57 would not be a factor.
Speed and range and the missiles you launch... all of which favour the old MiG.
General Dynamics F-111 after modifications became Grumman F-14A Tomcat- I didn't know that competing aerospace companies would share their secrets & know- how! Perhaps the USN pressured them to do so, didn't it?
To be clear most things were modified, but there is a direct lineage from the F-14A to the aircraft the F-111 started out as being.
It is a bit like a Sukhoi design for a bomber... the Soviets didn't think they could pull it off but they liked the design so they passed the design on to Tupolev to actually build.
Sukhoi tends to work with Saturn when it comes to engines and in terms of radars and other systems they have their favourite partner too, while say MiG prefers Klimov for engines and other companies for radar, but in this case the original American plane designed for carrier use used big heavy nuclear armed AAMs for shooting down bombers at extreme range... well when the programmes split because the USAF wanted a low flying strike aircraft and the Navy wanted their super interceptor the aircraft designs split up and the company that makes USAF bombers ended up making the F-111, while the radar and big heavy AA missile was adapted and became the F-14 with a different company, but the engines didn't change much.
Those engines were efficient and good for strike missions, but not so good for a fighter. The new engines on the F-14D transformed the aircraft.... it could launch from a carrier in dry thrust with the new engines because they put out more power in dry thrust than the old engines put out in full AB.
Top speed didn't change much but acceleration and reliability was much better.
Most "western experts" claimed the MiG-31 was a copy of a F-14 with the R-33s being copies of Phoenix missiles provided by Iran but that is just bullshit. Iran didn't trust the Soviets any more than they trusted the Americans... there was no way they would give away the secrets of their best fighter and its missiles.
The claim was to explain why the MiG-31 had such a good radar and missiles, but in fact its radar was much better than that fitted to the F-14...
The Missiles were inferior in terms of range but possibly with better ECCM performance because of the aircrafts excellent radar and good tracking and illuminating performance.
Mig-41 however is possible to come in naval vatiants.
It is very unlikely they would consider a ship based MiG-41 as the MiG-41 will likely be much bigger and heavier than the MiG-31.
A naval Su-57 and a naval LMFS is much more likely and much more practical.
The MiG-41 is going to be more like a Fiddler than a Foxbat.
Because MiG-31 wing are small and extremely thin, canard but also TVC wouldn't help.
Sturdier wing= bye bye 2.8 mach.
Exactly.... flying very fast means very low drag thin wings. STOL means thick high drag but also high lift wings... would be a difficult combination to achieve.
The only ship based mach 2 aircraft in service is Granit and Onyx.