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Test pilot: MiG-41 must reach speeds up to 4,3 Mach

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Test pilot: MiG-41 must reach speeds up to 4,3 MachThe speed of the latest Russian fighter-interceptor MiG-41, developed on the basis of the MiG-31, must exceed the Mach 4, test pilot Anatoly Kvochur said.


“Such a modernization was supposed to take place twenty years ago. However, this did not happen then, so now the requirements are rising. They consist of the (increase) interceptor speed up to Mach 4-4,3, ”Kvochur said, RIA“News».

So he commented on the report of State Duma Deputy Alexander Tarnaev that a new MiG-41 fighter is being developed in Russia based on the heavy MiG-31 interceptor fighter, whose speed was Mach 2,8.

At a meeting of aerospace defense experts, Tarnaev announced that the Chief of the General Staff had signed a decree on the deep modernization of the Soviet interceptors MiG-31.

The MiG-31 fighter-interceptor was developed in the USSR in the first half of the 1970-s. The aircraft is capable of speeds up to 3 thousand km / h, and its combat radius is 720 km.

The aircraft is armed with a six-barreled 23 caliber mm with ammunition for 260 shots, and is also equipped with six suspension points for different types of air-to-air missiles. A group of four MiG-31, depending on the version, can control the airspace with a length along the front 900 – 1 thousand. 200 km. The upgraded MiG-31BM are capable of detecting targets at a distance of 320 km and hitting them, having approached 280 km.

The total number of MiG-31 of different versions in service with the Russian Air Force is about 190 units. The production of fighter-interceptors was discontinued in the 1994 year, but more recently the modernization of these aircraft to the MiG-31BM version began.
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  1. saag
    saag 1 March 2014 08: 16
    +2
    Is it to chase a potential SR-72 or something?
    1. mirag2
      mirag2 1 March 2014 08: 23
      +8
      Probably. But the first time I hear about the MiG-41.
      1. Army1
        Army1 1 March 2014 13: 14
        +2
        I think he will work in the stratosphere, against satellites, orbital planes, and other things.
    2. Alexander Romanov
      Alexander Romanov 1 March 2014 08: 31
      +1
      Quote: saag
      to chase a potential SR-72?

      He was sent to a landfill of history.
    3. Army1
      Army1 1 March 2014 13: 10
      +2
      Speed ​​is later. The news that the new MIG 41 is being developed made a splash.
      1. Wedmak
        Wedmak 1 March 2014 13: 19
        0
        I would like confirmation of this news at least from the designer.
  2. VADEL
    VADEL 1 March 2014 08: 23
    +2
    MiG-41, developed on the basis of the MiG-31, should exceed Mach 4

    If Kvochur said that the speed of the MiG-41 exceeded 4 Mah- I would be glad.
  3. saag
    saag 1 March 2014 08: 27
    +6
    Well, to wave so swing - then you need to do a space fighter :-)
  4. svp67
    svp67 1 March 2014 08: 28
    +8
    As I understand it, it will no longer be just an airplane, but an air-space interceptor, since at such speeds it will calmly go into "near space" ...
    1. SRC P-15
      SRC P-15 1 March 2014 09: 20
      +2
      Quote: svp67
      As I understand it, it will no longer be just an airplane, but an air-space interceptor, since at such speeds it will calmly go into "near space" ..

      Or put "something" into space.
      1. Duke
        Duke 1 March 2014 09: 35
        +3
        For example, anti-satellite missiles.
      2. svp67
        svp67 1 March 2014 15: 45
        +1
        Quote: СРЦ П-15
        Or put "something" into space.

        Rather, turn "something" there into a "worthless state ..."
    2. Alex 241
      Alex 241 1 March 2014 09: 59
      +3
      Quote: svp67
      "near space" ...

      Hi Seryozha, the turbojet engine will not work. Yes, and in space there are completely different laws regarding aerodynamics.
      1. svp67
        svp67 1 March 2014 15: 58
        +1
        Quote: Alex 241
        Hi Seryozha, the turbojet engine will not work. Yes, and in space there are completely different laws regarding aerodynamics.

        Salute el piloto hi
        As far as I know, already from the cabins "25" when going to the "dynamic ceiling", it was possible to see the black sky with unblinking stars on a sunny day, and their thrust-to-weight ratio is clearly lower than that of the projected "41" ... I just do not understand the need SO accelerate the plane, if not "jump into space" then what? "Leap from Moscow to Kamchatka"? And the pilot or the equipment will be able to react to the target that has appeared, right there not about minutes, but about fractions of a second will be discussed and if he missed, how long will it take to return? And the distance that he will travel during this time? It turns out that he will not be able to catch violators near the very "thread", only in the depths of the territory, otherwise he will drop into the airspace of a neighboring state. There is really one region - the Arctic, where it is not so important ... it turns out, if not "space", then "Arctic" interceptor, and maybe both? And yet, what will he be armed with?
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  5. horoh
    horoh 1 March 2014 08: 38
    +5
    Good machine, we had them at the base. The company officer called them all irons. I think the MIG-41 will be even worse !!!!
  6. saag
    saag 1 March 2014 08: 38
    +1
    do not see cryogenic tanks in the figure
  7. dr.star75
    dr.star75 1 March 2014 08: 46
    +3
    We also stood at the airfield under the communists. but the democrats did not need it, they flew away. The airfield is slowly being pulled apart ... But the news in the morning is good! "The goals are clear, the tasks are set, get to work!"
  8. Alekst
    Alekst 1 March 2014 08: 48
    +2
    MIG-31 and now a pretty decent interceptor, and with such modernization and scary to think what he is capable of.
  9. krpmlws
    krpmlws 1 March 2014 08: 52
    +3
    Here is the news! I was pleased! I thought it was a sinful thing that we would only confine ourselves to PAK-FA, but the important direction of creating a specialized interceptor for Russia (with its spaces) is alive and well!
  10. diff
    diff 1 March 2014 08: 57
    +1
    If Shoigu takes on a pencil, then there will be sense. Otherwise, everything will turn out like ... Serdyukov! No.
  11. demel2
    demel2 1 March 2014 09: 00
    0
    4 mach is serious, still would be realized.
  12. witch
    witch 1 March 2014 09: 01
    0
    not long ago, the current wrote that why our MIGIs are not riveting that they say DRY so much and there are few instants and can not be heard about them. like here in the morning you’ll be new here)) I’m glad that I read my comment))
    the news is good, very much so. keep it up. but one thing is alarming for something to prepare for. despite the accelerated pace.
  13. leks
    leks 1 March 2014 09: 08
    +1
    So he commented on the message of State Duma deputy Alexander Tarnayev that Russia is developing a new MiG-41 fighter based on the MiG-31 heavy fighter-interceptor,

    Something strange message, the deputy said, how can he know !? MIG corporation is silent, all the representatives of the defense industry did not say a word about this, but he has information, don’t you find it strange?
    My opinion is this, do not believe it until they confirm it officially !!!!!!!
  14. alex56
    alex56 1 March 2014 09: 10
    0
    Tell me, please, I completely understood from the article, will the existing 31 be upgraded to level 41? Or will the release of new interceptors begin?
    Thank you in advance)
    1. Retx
      Retx 1 March 2014 10: 29
      +3
      It's about a new car, but 31 will be kind of like a starting point in the design.
  15. Arh
    Arh 1 March 2014 09: 24
    0
    Beauty Flying! ! ! * * *
  16. Wedmak
    Wedmak 1 March 2014 09: 26
    +4
    Very interesting. The MiG is silent like a fish, the Air Force is silent, Shoigu moschit. Moreover, everyone knows about the development of PAK YES. And the deputy knows about the latest interceptor! Either wanted to PR, or doesn’t even think about it on airplanes, because everything is the same - that modernization, that the development of new.
  17. grotto
    grotto 1 March 2014 09: 48
    +1
    Great news. And for such speeds and their corresponding tasks, the radius of action of kilometers up to 3000 should be?
  18. Rash
    Rash 1 March 2014 09: 53
    0
    They also take vague doubts ... With this design, the glider 4 mach! I remember that the MIG-31 specifically underestimated the max. speed up to Mach 1,5 due to overheating of the cockpit hood, the glass cannot withstand, and manufacturing technologies are lost. And then immediately 4!
    http://topwar.ru/27689-mig-31-realnost-i-perspektivy.html
  19. rashid
    rashid 1 March 2014 09: 56
    +1
    kerasin is not enough
  20. Wiruz
    Wiruz 1 March 2014 10: 31
    0
    4,3 Mach ?! Poor pilots ... But seriously, for a long time it would be time to already spend on a well-deserved rest MiG-31, because he’s a great interceptor, but his time has already passed. I would like to believe that the MiG-41 will be made using stealth technology and will be able to use KS-172 missiles, although they are still silent about them. I am sincerely happy for Mikoyan-Gurevich, here it shines with a serious order. good
    1. tungus
      tungus 1 March 2014 10: 56
      +2
      Stealth and near hypersound are little compatible. Well, if only what kind of coating ... And even then, at such speeds, the coating will also burn. Plasma technologies remain, but no breakthrough has yet been heard.
      1. SV
        SV 2 March 2014 15: 32
        +1
        Even when testing the Berkut, a special coating was tested in parallel, which absorbed almost the entire spectrum of radio emissions, the chief designer of the aircraft spoke about this in an interview, answering a question about the unusual coloring of the car ... At the same time, he clarified that the speed is directly proportional to the absorption efficiency. True, I have not heard more about this development.
  21. Gagarin
    Gagarin 1 March 2014 10: 47
    +2
    Interestingly, the glider will be completely new, like in futuristic pictures or just a very deep modernization of the 31st?
    1. predator.3
      predator.3 2 March 2014 12: 28
      +1
      in search got such futuristic pictures, stories or the truth ?! request
      1. Wiruz
        Wiruz 3 March 2014 13: 17
        0
        It seems like a MiG-105 or a mystery-shrouded MiG-XX. Like. Nothing so beautiful good
  22. Gagarin
    Gagarin 1 March 2014 11: 06
    +2
    Of course, God forbid, that the MiG again shone with the latest models, against the backdrop of Sukhoi, the company has been heavily wiped out recently, it seems that they are quietly preparing the fate of the Yak aircraft. The main MiG-29 model has already been pretty composed.
    Of the novelties in memory, only the "unparalleled" UAV Skat, and even that one I doubt that flying (fans, if I'm wrong, sorry) such a project would be a significant leap forward.
  23. alex84
    alex84 1 March 2014 13: 43
    +3
    A fighter with a speed of 4M now causes great doubt:
    1) we need completely new materials (that is, the material from which the glider will be made, even modern composites will not work here, we need materials using nanotechnology, and since Chubais manages it, it is somehow doubtful that we will receive such technologies in the near future)
    2) you need a completely new pilot costume, a completely new pilot training
    3) only internal weapons bays
    4) brand new engines and fuel
    5) at such speeds, part of the functions for managing and using weapons will have to take an on-board computer, only this is not found anywhere else in the world

    At one time, the USSR and the USA abandoned 3-3,5M strategic bombers, things did not go beyond prototypes. Now the benefits of this are only for young design engineerswho will be allowed to show imagination, so now it will be only developments for the future
    1. Al_lexx
      Al_lexx 1 March 2014 15: 30
      +3
      Quote: alex84
      1) we need completely new materials (that is, the material from which the glider will be made, even modern composites will not work here, we need materials using nanotechnology, and since Chubais manages it, it is somehow doubtful that we will receive such technologies in the near future)
      2) you need a completely new pilot costume, a completely new pilot training
      3) only internal weapons bays
      4) brand new engines and fuel
      5) at such speeds, part of the functions for managing and using weapons will have to take an on-board computer, only this is not found anywhere else in the world

      +1
      Everything is precisely noticed.
      The modernization of 31's and the creation of 41's are different programs that can be interconnected, at the level of some new technologies, but no more.

      I completely agree with the fact that this is a very futures development. And brain exercises for our engineers will only benefit. Nevertheless, if work is ongoing, then sooner or later there will be some kind of exhaust. The same new materials that are not yet available will be developed. But in order to start developing them, we need targeted money and a specific technical task. The news under discussion suggests that both are now, and that’s already good.
    2. samoletil18
      samoletil18 2 March 2014 10: 03
      +1
      Quote: alex84
      and since Chubais manages this

      That must be sentenced in all severity
    3. SV
      SV 2 March 2014 15: 56
      0
      brand new engines and fuel

      In a ramjet engine, work has been going on for a long time and apparently successfully. By the way dvig. The 31st is unique (as far as I know, the amers didn’t have a similar one), and it stands next to the direct-flow pipe. Yes! I read an article on the 31st on our website, it stated that during the Arab-Israeli war this machine, moving away from the Israeli rocket, was an order of magnitude higher than the declared speed, so that the lamp was opened with a crowbar (people confirmed the fact in comments) ...
      At one time, the USSR and the USA abandoned strategic bombers 3-3,5M

      At that time, most likely there were no key technologies for creation, but the bomber was not a fighter either (in terms of "what is good for a Russian, then death for a German").
  24. Leshka
    Leshka 1 March 2014 14: 14
    0
    it’s necessary not to modernize but to invent, but this is also good
  25. MolGro
    MolGro 1 March 2014 14: 29
    +4
    Alexander Tarnayev.

    "The corresponding decision was made by the Chief of the General Staff, he has already signed a document on the research work on the MiG-41," he said. According to the deputy, the MiG-41 "will embody all the advantages of the aircraft."

    In addition, several hundred MiG-31 interceptor fighters may soon return to the Russian Air Force, Tarnaev said. "The country's leadership has made a decision to return the MiG-31 fighter-interceptor to service through repair," he said.

    "We are talking about hundreds of cars that will be repaired and returned to the military."
  26. Russ69
    Russ69 1 March 2014 15: 39
    +3
    Quote: MolGro
    "The corresponding decision was made by the Chief of the General Staff, he has already signed a document on the research work on the MiG-41," he said. According to the deputy, the MiG-41 "will embody all the advantages of the aircraft."

    In addition, several hundred MiG-31 interceptor fighters may soon return to the Russian Air Force, Tarnaev said. "The country's leadership has made a decision to return the MiG-31 fighter-interceptor to service through repair," he said.
    "We are talking about hundreds of cars that will be repaired and returned to the military."


    And everyone shouted that the MiG was falling apart, the guard ...
    Good news, keep it up ...
  27. Sledgehammer
    Sledgehammer 2 March 2014 01: 33
    0
    It seems like a duck. Of course okb MiG is busy with something, but why do we need such aircraft
    if there is PAK FA? Rather, a light fighter should be a priority, especially
    F-35 is expensive for its capabilities. So there must be demand.
    1. SV
      SV 2 March 2014 16: 08
      0
      but why do we need such aircraft
      if there is PAK FA

      These machines have different tasks, which one cannot do the other (one super-maneuverable and invisible, the other super-fast and super-high) as before, the MIG-31 and SU-27 complemented each other, creating an insurmountable barrier for the enemy. After the appearance in the combat units of the 25th and then the 31st, our opponents quickly invented diapers laughing ...
  28. project sity
    project sity 2 March 2014 05: 32
    0
    I wanted a new one, and not a modernization 31 :) THIS IS A MACHINE ... There would be more of such Migs
  29. svp67
    svp67 2 March 2014 17: 40
    +1
    In the meantime ...
    Aircraft designer Rostislav Belyakov, honorary general designer of the Mikoyan Design Bureau, died. This was reported on Saturday by Interfax.
    Belyakov died on February 28 after a severe long illness. He was 94 years old.

    Viva the Great Designer !!!
  30. xtur
    xtur 3 March 2014 17: 16
    +1
    the new MiG-41 will be ready not obviously earlier than in 10 - 15 years

    Considering that by 2020 both Americans and Russia promise hypersound, the achievement of the declared speed of 4,3 M looks quite realistic from the point of view of obtaining an engine that will provide such a speed. Although 4 M is not hypersonic, but almost

    It is clear that rocket and aircraft engines are different, but nevertheless, solving problems for rocket engines should significantly help in solving problems of the aircraft engine.

    And intercept this new MiG should hypersonic KR

    Huge swing - good luck to them
  31. Oml
    Oml April 7 2014 18: 30
    0
    In the struggle for speed, everything else would not fall apart.