Ability to intercept inbound aerial threats by way of high-performance, typically speed and rate-of-climb.
Surveil ground targets / target areas to assess environmental threat levels, enemy strength, or enemy movement.
Maximum Take-Off Weight
monoplane / high-mounted / swept-back
Design utilizes a single primary wing mainplane; this represents the most popular modern mainplane arrangement.
Mainplanes are mounted at the upper-most position allowable along the dorsal line of the fuselage.
The planform features wing sweep back along the leading edges of the mainplane, promoting higher operating speeds.
2 x Soyuz / Tumansky R-15B-300 turbojet engines with afterburn developing 22,494 lb of thrust each.
(3,470 kph | 1,874 knots)
(2,255 kph | 1,218 knots)
(+1,215 kph | 656 knots)
(24,400 m | 15 miles)
(2,575 km | 1,390 nm)
MACH Regime (Sonic)
RANGES (MPH) Subsonic: <614mph | Transonic: 614-921 | Supersonic: 921-3836 | Hypersonic: 3836-7673 | Hi-Hypersonic: 7673-19180 | Reentry: >19030
Mission-specific armament usually centered around a standard fielding of air-to-air missiles as in the following:
4 x AA-6 (R-40) "Acrid" long-range air-to-air missiles
2 x AA-7 (R-23) "Apex" air-to-air missiles.
2 x AA-8 (R-60) "Aphid" air-to-air missiles.
4 x AA-11 (R-73A) "Archer" medium-range air-to-air missiles.
4 x AS-11 (Kh-58) "Kilter" anti-radiation missiles.
Values are derrived from a variety of categories related to the design, overall function, and historical influence of this aircraft in aviation history.
The overall rating takes into account over 60 individual factors related to this aircraft entry.
Rating is out of a possible 100 points.
Inherent combat value taking into account weapons support / versatility, available hardpoints, and total carrying capability.
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This entry's maximum listed speed (2,156mph).
Graph average of 3,750 miles-per-hour.
Operational range when compared to distances between major cities (in KM).
Max Altitude Visualization
The three qualities reflected above are altitude, speed, and range.
Showcasing era cross-over of this aircraft design.
Compared against Ilyushin IL-2 (military) and Cessna 172 (civilian).