ZVD-7244 1/72 Mikoyan MiG-31B Foxhound Russian modern interceptor fighter model kit
A two-seat supersonic interceptor, the MiG-31 derivative with an improved Zaslon-A weapons control system, superior long-range missiles (R-33S), additional missile (the R-40TD medium-range missiles and R-60 short-range missiles), modernised navigation computer and new data exchange modes. MiG-31B was equipped with in-flight refuelling system from airplanes - tankers of Il-78 or Su-24T. Time in flight with drop tanks - 3,6 h, with refuelling - 6-7 hours. and in-flight refuelling system.
Zvezda 1/72 Mikoyan MiG-31B Foxhound Russian modern interceptor fighter model kit. Pic.1
July, 30, 1987 test-pilot Roman Taskaev and test-navigation officer Leonid Popov for the first time in world practice have flown by on a fighter - interceptor above North Pole on a route Monchegorsk - Polus - Anadyr (Chukotka). It has been mass-produced at NGAZ Sokol since 1990.
MiG-31BS - that designation was given to the MiG-31s updated at Sokol plant to the MiG-31B aircraft capabilities, but not equiped with in-flight refuelling system.
In the beginning of 90th years because of shortage of means at Russia Ministry of Defence of purchase of fighters the MiG-31 were stopped. It is constructed more than 500 interceptors, more than 350 from which now are on arms of air force of Russia. Some tens MiG-31 are present also in air force of Kazakhstan.