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A video of MiG-31 flights in the near stratosphere appeared on the web

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A video of MiG-31 flights in the near stratosphere appeared on the web

A video of training flights in the stratosphere of the MiG-31 interceptor aircraft of the Russian Aerospace Forces has appeared on the Web. The video was posted on its YouTube channel by the Zvezda TV channel.


As stated in the description of the video, young pilots of the Perm Fighter Aviation Regiment of the Central Military District took part in the flights. On their MiG-31s, they made their first flights at maximum altitudes and speeds in the near layers of the stratosphere. The video shows the takeoff of a fighter, climb and the flight itself, filmed from the cockpit.

The Central Military District reported that the flights took place as part of the tactical flight exercises of the fighter aviation regiment.


The MiG-31 is a long-range supersonic high-altitude all-weather fighter-interceptor. Designed to intercept and destroy air targets at extremely low, low, medium and high altitudes, in simple and difficult weather conditions, when the enemy uses active and passive radar jamming.

Earlier, the Ministry of Defense announced its intention to extend the life of these aircraft until the mid-2030s, which will allow them to be kept in service until a full-fledged replacement is created in the form of a "promising long-range intercept aviation complex" (PAK DP or MiG-41).
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  1. sabakina
    sabakina 22 August 2020 08: 25 New
    15
    No, well, news is news, but somehow it did not impress in comparison with the "Military acceptance" of the same "Zvezda". Watch from 27:00
    1. Piramidon
      Piramidon 22 August 2020 10: 32 New
      +5
      Quote: sabakina
      Watch from 27: 00

      Yes, impressive, looks like a satellite filming. good
      1. Prapor-527
        Prapor-527 22 August 2020 12: 23 New
        +7
        What's the news? They always fly there normally (that's why a high-altitude interceptor) ... That's what young pilots are, that's YES !!!
        1. Piramidon
          Piramidon 22 August 2020 13: 56 New
          0
          Quote: Prapor-527
          What's the news? They always fly there normally

          This is not "news", just people have shared some nice shots. Well, if you are a MiG pilot and every day you see this through the glazing of the lantern, then, of course, nothing special for you. Have a good flight!
  2. Lynx-z
    Lynx-z 22 August 2020 08: 51 New
    -10 qualifying.
    a strange video .. at the very beginning, a pilot is put on a high-altitude helmet, and at 0:08 the pilot is in the cockpit in a conventional ZSH or do they fly with an instructor to different heights? or training was to put on a high-rise suit
  3. Well done
    Well done 22 August 2020 08: 53 New
    10
    What a beauty! I always wanted to become a pilot, but I didn’t come out intellectually, and neither did my health. laughing
  4. A. Privalov
    A. Privalov 22 August 2020 09: 01 New
    +8
    Quote: Lynx-Z
    a strange video .. at the very beginning, a pilot is put on a high-altitude helmet, and at 0:08 the pilot is in the cockpit in a conventional ZSH or do they fly with an instructor to different heights? or training was to put on a high-rise suit

    What a petty quibble. They understand that all these videos are staged nonsense.
    Here the point is different. Young pilots flew by, completed the task, showed their skills, and learned something else. On an old but well made car that will still serve well. You need to be happy for them, and not grumble over trifles.
    1. Tusv
      Tusv 22 August 2020 10: 56 New
      +5
      Quote: A. Privalov
      On an old but well made car that will still serve well.

      While there is no promising interceptor, this machine is new, since no one has an aircraft with close characteristics in terms of interception speed, detection range, destruction range and altitude. In the Paramilitary, it is called the air defense special forces and by right
    2. Uncle Izya
      Uncle Izya 22 August 2020 11: 00 New
      -6
      Only more and more they fall
      1. Prapor-527
        Prapor-527 22 August 2020 12: 30 New
        0
        Yes, people change, but technology remains and gets old, and new people are difficult to retrain to old technology ...
      2. Berkut752
        Berkut752 23 August 2020 13: 02 New
        +1
        Yes, yes, they fall and fall, and in parts by one or two they become more. With new equipment and new weapons ...........................
  5. Santa Fe
    Santa Fe 22 August 2020 09: 11 New
    -26 qualifying.
    The MiG-31 is a long-range supersonic high-altitude all-weather fighter-interceptor.

    The truth is that the only reason for the operation of the "unparalleled interceptor" in the ranks of the Aerospace Forces is the insufficient number of fighter aircraft

    If you write off the MiG-31, then the number of combat-ready fighter aircraft will immediately decrease by a third

    In fact, this aircraft lost its relevance 20-30 years ago, with the development of 4th generation fighters. When any, light and heavy super-maneuverable fighters, due to new radars, the development of airborne missile systems and avionics, were able to fight at long distances. The need for specialized long-range missile carriers has disappeared.

    The MiG-31, unlike its peers, never had the opportunity to conduct a maneuverable battle. The achieved speed characteristics a) in modern conditions have no combat value, will not help and will not save B) most of the 4th generation fighters, the same F-15, are not far behind in speed

    And what is the difference between the quality of radars and MiG missiles from the Su-35 or F-35 with its AFAR - for a generation to come. It makes no sense to compare visibility and EPR. MiG-31 will be seen by everyone, but he will not see anyone

    The MiG-31 needs to be replaced with new equipment, and not compliments about “has no analogues”. And any attempt to extend its operation is a useless PR and cutting funds
    1. Sergey Obraztsov
      Sergey Obraztsov 22 August 2020 09: 30 New
      +8
      And I want one 11442M Orlan for each of the fleets. Many would not have given up on new aircraft carriers. Ground forces are all waiting for 2000 T14s and other vehicles on this modular platform. And this list can be continued for a long time. And damn, what a beautiful Mercedes is parked under my window ... But you have to live within your means. And me and the Ministry of Defense ...
    2. rocket757
      rocket757 22 August 2020 10: 23 New
      +6
      Are you a great air defense specialist? Besides, how are you with geography? What country do you live in?
      I do not know that the Mig 25 and Mig 31 were created for air defense, to perform specific tasks where it is very expensive to install / operate something else even now.
      Our country is large, the length of the borders is huge, there are many territories with a harsh climate ... our ancestors solved the problem of protecting the country in a way available to them, and they did it effectively! Even now, there are no other tools that can solve such problems as effectively without excessive costs!
      1. Santa Fe
        Santa Fe 22 August 2020 10: 33 New
        -11 qualifying.
        The 42-ton MiG-31, which has the same fuel consumption as two Su-27s, requires 2-3 times longer runway for takeoff / run, undoubtedlyeasier to operate, without excessive costs?

        Use logic sometimes, and do not throw cliches

        Yes, the ancestors decided. After 40 years, the technical appearance of aviation has completely changed
        1. rocket757
          rocket757 22 August 2020 10: 57 New
          +3
          Simple logic - when it is NECESSARY to cover a huge space, the length of borders, on that part of the land where EVERYTHING freezes, the delivery of goods is associated with high costs and other circumstances of that territory.
          Take a calculator and calculate the costs, if such an accountant is cool, and even in the specifics of air defense you understand.
          A couple more characteristic touches ... does the concept ALL-WEATHER mean anything to you? ask the pilots, in what weather can those SUs fly, and in what MIG 31? For air defense, there is no flight weather! enemy, you WILL NOT choose the weather that is convenient for you!
          Still such, Schaub to block the radius of action of a moment with no matter how acceptable speed TANKERS WITH FUEL should be dragged behind ALL other aircraft and still they will not have time anywhere in time! But the enemy will not announce the raid in advance!
          So it turns out that the total economy, the efficiency of MIL 31, is better than any other method that exists even now!
          We will argue for later, when it will be later.
          1. kit88
            kit88 22 August 2020 12: 13 New
            10
            And it is possible in more detail about "in what weather can those SUs fly, and in what MIG 31?"
            As far as I know, 63 Guards IAP - Amderma-2 Novaya Zemlya, was armed with the Su-27. And the weather on Novaya Zemlya was such that I started in the DS in the morning, a week later it changed - a blizzard. request
            1. rocket757
              rocket757 22 August 2020 13: 56 New
              +1
              What's the hardest part?
              You designated yourself as a flight ... I, for example, not a flight, just the specifics were such that I had to work in conjunction with air defense aviation.
              Well, in what weather can Mig take off, and in what Su .... is there a difference?
              There are nuances of the operation of the on-board radar complex in various weather conditions .... etc.
              In total, it turns out that Su cannot replace the Mig always and in everything, although it is also used as an air defense element.
        2. Stas Sv
          Stas Sv 22 August 2020 20: 36 New
          +1
          Judging by your comments, does the MiG-31 need a 5-7,5 km runway? Don't tell my slippers!
          Read at least the takeoff and landing characteristics of this litaka!
          1. Santa Fe
            Santa Fe 22 August 2020 23: 09 New
            -2
            5-7 km

            You yourself invented this nonsense and ascribe it to me

            The MiG-31, due to its lower thrust-to-weight ratio, has several times longer takeoff / run length than the Su-27
            And twice the fuel consumption per hour of flight

            Therefore, he does not have any advantages when basing "where everything freezes and the delivery of goods is associated with great difficulties" (what the comrade wrote above)
            1. Stas Sv
              Stas Sv 23 August 2020 09: 01 New
              0
              "requiring 2-3 times longer runway for takeoff / run" Whose phrase?
              We take the average length of the runway 2500m, multiply it by your numbers and that's it.
              And about the fuel, yes, I agree.
              1. Santa Fe
                Santa Fe 23 August 2020 17: 39 New
                -1
                This is your not very clever interpretation.

                The moment has a much longer takeoff / run. This means he needs to clear a larger section of the runway - in case of an urgent departure in adverse conditions

                There are no advantages in basing there, some difficulties compared to other types of fighters in service with the Aerospace Forces

                No benefits, nothing. Technique of another era
    3. lucul
      lucul 22 August 2020 10: 43 New
      0
      The truth is that the only reason for the operation of the "unparalleled interceptor" in the ranks of the Aerospace Forces is the insufficient number of fighter aircraft

      Then you can even unread this chutzpu ...
    4. Crimean partisan 1974
      Crimean partisan 1974 22 August 2020 10: 48 New
      +7
      a) in modern conditions they have no combat value, ....... the combat value 31 is very high. ..the main advantage is the height and continuous maximum speed, all this allows you to cover a huge territory inaccessible to anyone yet. and our territory is huge. and ground air defense systems are not very
      B) most of the 4th generation fighters, the same F-15, are not far behind in .... you are mistaken, my friend. f-15 goes to a speed of two sounds for a short time, airframe heating and fuel consumption affect ... so it's not good to lie
      It makes no sense to compare visibility and EPR. ... correctly does not have. because 31 was originally sharpened for detecting targets on the underlying surface, and it doesn't care what a target has an EPR like for a flock of migratory birds ...
      The MiG-31 needs to be replaced with new equipment, ..... in this type of interceptor there is nothing to replace ... because in this form the MiG-31 is the crown of the creation of patrol interceptor fighters
      1. Santa Fe
        Santa Fe 23 August 2020 17: 52 New
        -1
        the main advantage is the height and continuous maximum speed, all this allows you to cover a huge territory

        All your chatter is crossed out by one fact - the Su-27 has a larger combat radius
        you my friend are mistaken. f-15 reaches a speed of two sounds for a short time, airframe heating and fuel consumption are affected ...

        You, my friend, confused the fighters with the SR-71 high-altitude reconnaissance aircraft. That one, yes, could spend an hour and a half on 3 swings - due to the extreme design, which could not be refueled on the ground.

        F-ka, our Su and Mig - their time at 2-2,5M is calculated in minutes. Mig-25 could spend as much as 8 minutes
        because 31 was originally sharpened for detecting targets on the underlying surface

        This requires a modern radar, the MiG-31 does not have this

        The detection distance of the RR against the background of the underlying surface is 20 km, unsatisfactory
        because in this form, the MiG-31 is the crown of the creation of patrol interceptor fighters

        In our time, this task was taken by multifunctional fighters 4+
        1. Crimean partisan 1974
          Crimean partisan 1974 26 August 2020 19: 35 New
          0
          All your chatter is canceled out by one fact - the Su-27 has a larger combat radius .... you are engaged in boltology .... we read from the manufacturer, ... the Su-35 as the latest version of the Su-27 line has a fuel reserve of 11000 liters at a consumption two AL-31F engines at full afterburner where it "squeezes out" two sounds of almost 2 liters per engine, more precisely 1,92 kg · kgf / hour, for one engine, that is, on its 11000 at a speed of 2350 it will take only 16 minutes
          now on the MiG-31 ... in the non-afterburner mode, two D-30 "fogs" will speed up the 31st 2500 km per hour with a flow rate of 0,72 kg / kgf h., at the afterburner 3000 km per hour the same almost 2 kg kgf / hour with almost 20000 liters of carpets .....
          So where will the MiG-31 and Su-35 interceptors be in 16 minutes ???
          1. Santa Fe
            Santa Fe 27 August 2020 05: 45 New
            0
            now on the MiG-31 ... in the non-afterburner mode, two "fogs" D-30 will speed the 31st 2500 km per hour with a flow rate of 0,72 kg / kgf h.

            Before using the manufacturer's data, first grab a primer and learn to read
            Or at least not lie - neither to yourself nor to others

            2,3M is the afterburner.

            Specified flow rate 0,72 - takeoff

            No engine of that era in non-afterburner modecould not accelerate the fighter to speeds of Mach 2

            Finally, if you knew a little and knew how to think with your head, you would immediately understand that with the same thrust indicators Su and Mig the equality you described is physically impracticable (non-afterburner mode, Su has subsonic sound, Mig-31 with D-30 engine, 2500 km / h) fool
    5. Tusv
      Tusv 22 August 2020 10: 58 New
      +6
      Quote: Santa Fe
      "Unparalleled interceptor" in the ranks of the Aerospace Forces

      And then there are no analogues, from the terry 80s of the last century. This machine Drozd put on a permanent joke
      1. mvg
        mvg 22 August 2020 11: 36 New
        -7
        This machine Drozd put on a permanent joke

        Read something a little before yelling Hurray and throwing on your hats. Lavrov's words are for you wassat
        1. Tusv
          Tusv 23 August 2020 08: 17 New
          +3
          Quote: mvg
          Lavrov's words just for you wassat

          First off. Well, you're never a Paramilitary. We do not read, we read. Secondly, you will be absurd when you see a three-speed fool on the radar, and she is still armed with Daggers. You won't even have time to utter a word, as the bourgeois air defense will be sent to some mother
          1. mvg
            mvg 23 August 2020 12: 01 New
            -1
            when you see a three-mailed fool on the radar, and she is still armed with Daggers

            Turn on the brain, or whatever you are trying to think. What is the 3M with the Dagger? Subsound. Who said about the KVO for the Dagger? Who said that the West relies on air defense? Their air defense is aviation and URO destroyers / frigates.
            Sleep, day off, no need to strain in the morning
            1. Tusv
              Tusv 23 August 2020 18: 04 New
              +1
              We are the second after the Strategic Missile Forces. Rest ... the sky is clear. And for the removal of 40 in the Paramilitary epaulettes, fly at hypersonic speed
    6. Uncle Izya
      Uncle Izya 22 August 2020 11: 02 New
      -8
      It looks like the moment-31 has not gone far from the moment-25. The Su-35 will completely replace it.
      1. rocket757
        rocket757 22 August 2020 12: 01 New
        +3
        Yes, yes, it will replace, if you add a dozen airfields around the entire perimeter of the border not in the best climatic conditions, and a bunch of slow-moving tankers patrolling wherever he needs to refuel .... yes, he also warns the enemy that he would only attack in good, flying weather and other miscellaneous, so that it would not be higher than he can get ... yes, they wouldn’t accelerate too fast, otherwise he doesn’t have time, he doesn’t catch up, and so on, miscellaneous!
        Aircraft are DIFFERENT, sharpened to perform different tasks ...
        Used to read literature, special ... so, for general development.
        1. iouris
          iouris 23 August 2020 12: 59 New
          +1
          Quote: rocket757
          Used to read literature, special ...

          Now are the "times". It is not necessary to study to "express an opinion", and if you look at how Greta Thunberg runs governments, it is harmful to go to school and read.
          1. rocket757
            rocket757 23 August 2020 20: 42 New
            0
            Quote: iouris
            if you look at how Greta Thunberg runs governments,

            Well, yes, don't go to school, with bulging eyes, speak from the high stands, and then go and take out the Bundes' brain to your grandmother ... the other day it was just. Madhouse.
        2. Santa Fe
          Santa Fe 24 August 2020 00: 12 New
          -1
          As a person who has read specialized literature, you should know that the Su-27 has a larger combat radius, less beats. fuel consumption and longer patrol times. Therefore, Su fighters are more effective for covering the border, as well as for all other tasks.

          The MiG-31 and Su-27 are all-weather fighters suitable for deployment in the Far North.

          Aircraft are DIFFERENT - I completely agree with you. Because they belong to different generations
          1. rocket757
            rocket757 24 August 2020 06: 53 New
            +1
            If the target is far and fast, who can even catch up with it?
            1. Santa Fe
              Santa Fe 24 August 2020 07: 46 New
              -1
              Anyone with long-range missiles

              With the development of radars and missiles, specialized carriers of long-range airborne missiles are no longer needed. Radar Irbis surpasses Zaslon. All super-maneuverable fighters of the 21st century are equipped with missiles with a launch range of 100+ km

              The three-flight interceptor argument is irrelevant. The MiG-4 also lacks a decisive speed advantage over other 31+ fighters. Especially with rockets on an external sling
              1. rocket757
                rocket757 24 August 2020 08: 06 New
                +1
                Quote: Santa Fe
                All super-maneuverable fighters of the 21st century are equipped with missiles with a launch range of 100+ km

                Look at the map, at the length of Russia's borders and divide it by your 100 km + .... how many airfields you need to build there, air defense bases and other joys of the Arctic.
                Useless argument.
                1. Santa Fe
                  Santa Fe 24 August 2020 08: 48 New
                  -1
                  If there is not enough Su, how the MiG-31 will correct this situation

                  Combat radius is shorter, patrol time is shorter, radar is weaker
                  Useless argument.

                  Sure. If you cannot analyze the facts and come up with fables about some kind of ultra-long-range interceptor
    7. Berkut752
      Berkut752 23 August 2020 13: 15 New
      +1
      Yes, yes, the MiG has WOODEN missiles, have you seen it in NATURE ????, this plane is designed to CHOOSE AND HIT THE TARGET ........... Speaking of the speed of 3 km / h, this is a LIMITATION on the lamp peaceful
      time............................
      I regret that they did not allow us to shoot, in SOVIET TIME .........................
  6. tralflot1832
    tralflot1832 22 August 2020 09: 21 New
    12
    Dear retired pilots, that is, retired, well, it’s beautifully removed. They remembered youth. Beauty. I was in the cockpit twice, it turns out the earth is round. Beauty, for life. hi
    1. rocket757
      rocket757 22 August 2020 10: 34 New
      +3
      Are you sure that the retired "winged" started this dispute? I doubt very much ... although, someone has nostalgia, curl, there are exacerbations. They shot the video beautifully and let people rejoice for the new tribe of defenders of the peaceful sky over our homeland. For the way our ancestors knew how to create excellent technology, which really has no analogues in the world ...
      Let them say that they don't need this, that's why they don't ... but figs with them, they didn't have it!
  7. Crimean partisan 1974
    Crimean partisan 1974 22 August 2020 10: 31 New
    +3
    ..But this fighter was developed in a very short time ........ yes, just cunning hustlers in the defense industry of the USSR were completely absent from the word at all, people were doing business ... but at the moment the presence of a financial parasite in the defense industry in any direction is simple goes off scale ... and so good luck to the pilots of the MiG-31 and what would the number of take-offs be equal to the number of landings ... not falls, but LANDINGS
  8. iouris
    iouris 22 August 2020 10: 35 New
    +3
    On the question of the scientific nature of the published materials.
    One could even read in Duropedia ("Atmosphere of the Earth"): "The stratosphere is a layer of the atmosphere located at an altitude of 11 to 50 km. A slight change in temperature in the layer of 11-25 km (the lower layer of the stratosphere) and its rise in the layer 25- 40 km from -56,5 to +0,8 ° С (upper stratosphere or inversion area). "
    Thus, the concept of the "near layer of the stratosphere" is empty.
    1. rocket757
      rocket757 22 August 2020 12: 05 New
      +2
      Quote: iouris
      Thus, the concept of the "near layer of the stratosphere" is empty

      It is not informative at what altitude they train, it is not indicated there, but the fact that the Mig can fly higher than almost all other planes is well known.
      1. iouris
        iouris 23 August 2020 13: 02 New
        +1
        Quote: rocket757
        Not informative

        This is a different question. The stratosphere has a "lower layer", but no neighbor.
        1. rocket757
          rocket757 23 August 2020 20: 53 New
          0
          Yes, but we’re sitting here, we are not surprised at anything ... they are such experts, Wikipedia is their main book.
  9. Free wind
    Free wind 22 August 2020 10: 44 New
    +1
    Not an expert, of course. but it seems that the Urals should be blown away by gases, about 200 meters.
    1. Piramidon
      Piramidon 22 August 2020 14: 08 New
      +1
      Quote: Free Wind
      Not an expert, of course. but it seems that the Urals should be blown away by gases, about 200 meters.

      Is he driving the afterburner, in your opinion? Taxiing is at low throttle. There, even the light step-ladder did not move.
  10. Uncle Izya
    Uncle Izya 22 August 2020 10: 59 New
    -11 qualifying.
    Has the old mothballs fallen apart yet?
    1. Lopatov
      Lopatov 22 August 2020 12: 10 New
      +3
      As always, "bomb" from the MiG-25 and its descendants?
      It's okay for your audience. Since 1971 laughing laughing laughing
    2. Berkut752
      Berkut752 23 August 2020 13: 26 New
      0
      Yes, yes, in Israel, dear, it still flies. Lift your face, he will take a picture of you. In 1979, great photos were obtained, of Jewish women on the beach
  11. Vladimir Mashkov
    Vladimir Mashkov 22 August 2020 11: 58 New
    +3
    Beauty! And the clouds - which are far below - are like ice floes in the sea ... yes
  12. Looking for
    Looking for 22 August 2020 14: 14 New
    0
    As far as I remember from school, the stratosphere is the upper layer of the atmosphere. And what is the "near" layer - ???
  13. Old26
    Old26 22 August 2020 15: 51 New
    +4
    "Eye-cuts" combination near stratosphere... Somehow it sounds not in Russian. Usually they say "the lower layers of the stratosphere"
    1. Crimean partisan 1974
      Crimean partisan 1974 22 August 2020 19: 00 New
      0
      The "eye-catching" combination of the near layers of the stratosphere. Somehow it sounds not in Russian ... but all aviation is not in Russian, nevertheless. .... the near and lower layers of the atmosphere is a profanation. layers in aviation are divided into the first layer of the tropopause (20 km), where there is a specific pressure drop boundary from 12 KPa to 1 KPa, the second layer of the tropopause occurs at altitudes of more than 30 km where the pressure drops from 1 KPa to 0.5 KPa
  14. Stas Sv
    Stas Sv 23 August 2020 21: 27 New
    0
    Quote: Santa Fe
    This is your not very clever interpretation.

    The moment has a much longer takeoff / run. This means he needs to clear a larger section of the runway - in case of an urgent departure in adverse conditions

    There are no advantages in basing there, some difficulties compared to other types of fighters in service with the Aerospace Forces

    No benefits, nothing. Technique of another era

    Have you ever been a pilot? As for me, a windbag. I once flew fighters and I know how much. And from you, except for balabolism, I heard nothing intelligible.
    The takeoff run of the MiG-31 is 1200m, the run is 800m. The standard strip length is 2500 meters.
    Read at least for a start wikipedia, not to mention the instructions to the crew!