MiG-31E FoxHound
export version interceptor

MiG-31E side 903     In the early nineties, there was an export version developed on the basis of the MiG-31 interceptor and designated MiG-31E (side 903). It featured somewhat different equipment. For the first time the side 903 was on display in June, 1992 on Berlin airshow ILA-92, then was the participant of many international exhibitions. It participated and in MAKS' 99.
    The aircraft was built, however, its testing was not held due to the arms embargo slapped on the country, which was a potential customer.
    Under some data, some machines, intended on export (inscriptions on an instrument panel in English), have got in our front parts.
    Much more export potential new modification - has the MiG-31FE.

Design MiG ANPK
Type MiG-31E
NATO code name Foxhound
Function interceptor
First flight 1992
Crew 2
Dimensions & Weight
Length, m 22,69
Overall height, m 6,15
Wing Span, m 13,46
Wing Area, m2 61,6
Max. take-off weight, kg 46000
Max. warload, kg 4000
Engines 2 Turbofan D-30F6
Thrust, kgf (kN) max -
in afterburner 15500
Speed, km/h (M=)
max at altitude 17500 m 3000 (2,83)
max at ground level 1500
Max g-load 5
Range, km subsonic 2500
subsonic with drop tank 3000
supersonic (М=2,35) 1200
Missiles AA R-33E 4
R-60M 4
R-40TD 2


References and Credits:

  1. History and aircraft of Mikoyan design bureau / «Wings of Russia», 1999, CD-ROM /
  2. Aviatsia i Kosmonavtika №11.1998;
  3. Aerospace Herald №1-2. 1999
  4. Suitcase from provision shop Mig-31 / A.Larionov; The world of Aircraft №3-99 /