Mikoyan OKB - Soviet Union; United Aircraft Corporation (UAC) - Russia
Kazakhstan; Russia; Soviet Union
General ability to actively engage other aircraft of similar form and function, typically through guns, missiles, and/or aerial rockets.
Ability to intercept inbound aerial threats by way of high-performance, typically speed and rate-of-climb.
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 Aviadvigatel D-30F6 turbofan engines developing 34,170 lb of thrust with afterburner.
(3,000 kph | 1,620 knots)
(1,950 kph | 1,053 knots)
(+1,050 kph | 567 knots)
(20,620 m | 13 miles)
(3,000 km | 1,620 nm)
MACH Regime (Sonic)
RANGES (MPH) Subsonic: <614mph | Transonic: 614-921 | Supersonic: 921-3836 | Hypersonic: 3836-7673 | Hi-Hypersonic: 7673-19180 | Reentry: >19030
1 x 23mm GSh-6-23 internal cannon (later removed).
Standard Interceptor Loadout of:
4 x R-33 (AA-9 "Amos") long-range air-to-air missiles.
4 x R-60 (AA-8 "Aphid") air-to-air missiles.
2 x R-40T (AA-6 "Acrid") air-to-air missiles.
10 (Model-dependent: 4 underfuselage, six underwing)
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 (1,864mph).
Graph average of 1,425 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).