MiG 41 Mach 4+

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  1. SajeevJino

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    MiG working on a new interceptor, capable of Mach 4


    The Russian Armed Forces are working on the Mig-41, a new supersonic fighter based on the Mig-31 Foxhound.

    According to the famous experimental pilot Anatoliy Kvochur, the MiG-41 is to be capable of reaching speeds above Mach 4, even Mach 4,3. That would make the plane faster than the (now retired) American SR-71 Blackbird. Currently, the Foxhound is capable of flying at speeds of Mach 2.8.

    Nevertheless, while developing a Mach 4+ replacement for the Foxhound, the Russians will to continue the modernization program of the Foxhounds, overhauling over 100 aircraft.

    MiG-31 is an interceptor based on MiG-25 Foxbat, with a combat radius of 720 km. A group of four Foxhounds is able to control an area that is 1000km wide; 190 MiG-31s are currently in service within the Russian Air Force, 100 of those are still flyable.

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    Waste of time. They should instead aim for hypersonic speeds since SR-72 is aiming for such speeds.
     
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    mate , u do consider the fact that russian military experts and think tanks are smart enough not to be jealous of S-72 ?

    They most probably have the strategy of their own ?

    cause if all of their moves are to counter another move by US , then theyre a bunch of stupids
     
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    So true, fastest is not always best.
     
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    Then time will tell, considering this news is true.
     
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    @SajeevJino

    ISRO and HAL should come together and fast-track work on scram-jet propulsion system similar to what European space companies are trying right now.

    Skylon Spacecraft: United Kingdom
    LINK: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Skylon_(spacecraft)

    Hypersonic Technology Demonstrator Vehicle (HSTDV): INDIA
    LINK: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hypersonic_Technology_Demonstrator_Vehicle_(HSTDV)
     
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    design seems like a cross over of mig 21 and f 35......does it incorporate stealth features ?
     

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