The MiG-25 “Foxbat” is a supersonic interceptor and reconnaissance aircraft. The
prototype flew in 1964 and entered service in 1970 with an operational speed of Mach
manufacture the MiG-25.



Lt. Belenko was a MiG-25P pilot with the 513th Fighter Regiment, 11th Army, Soviet Air
Defence Forces. On September 6, 1976 while flying his MiG-25P “Red 3
1” Belenko
defected to Japan where he was granted asylum. The Japanese seized the opportunity
to examine the aircraft and eventually allowed the Americans access to the aircraft. The
MiG-25P and Belenko were transported to the U.S. where he was granted citizenship in
1980 and the aircraft was completely disassembled. The aircraft eventually was
returned to the Soviets in crates.


Variants of the MiG-25

MiG-25P Foxbat A
MiG-25RB Foxbat B
MiG-25RBV Foxbat B
MiG-25BBT Foxbat B
MiG-25R Foxbat B
MiG-25PU Foxbat C
MiG-25RU Foxbat C
MiG-25U Foxbat C
MiG-25RBK Foxbat D
MiG-25RBS Foxbat D
MiG-25RBSh Foxbat D
MiG-25RBF Foxbat D
MiG-25PD Foxbat E
MiG-25PDS Foxbat E
MiG-25BM Foxbat F

General Specifications of the MIKOYAN-GUREVICH MiG-25P Foxbat

Number Built – 1,190

Crew – 1 x Pilot

Dimensions
Length – 64 ft 10 in   (19.75 m)
Wingspan – 45 ft 11.5 in   (14.01 m)
Height – 20 ft ¼ in   (6.10 m)

Weight
Empty – 44,080 lb   (20,000 kg)
Loaded – 80,952 lb   (36,720 kg)

Performance
Engines – 2 x Tumansky R-15B-300 afterburning turbojets
Dry Thrust – 16,524 lbf   (73.5 kN) per engine
Afterburner Thrust – 22,494 lbf   (100.1 kN) per engine
Maximum Speed
@ High Altitude – Mach 2.83  1,920 mph   (3,2000 km/h) Mach 3.2   2,170 mph   (3,470
km/h) continuous engine limit
Low Altitude – 746 mph  (1,200 km/h)   (648 kts)
Range
Mission - 1,075 miles   (1,730 km)   (935 nmi)
Ferry – 1,600 miles   (2,575 km)   (1,390 nmi)
Service Ceiling – 67,915 ft   (20,700 m) with 4 missiles
RoC – 40,950 ft/min   (208 m/s)
Time To 65,615 ft   (20,000 m) – 8.9 minutes


Armament
2 x Radar-Guided R-40R (AA-6 “Acrid”) air-to-air missiles
2 x Infrared-Guided R-40T missiles

Avionics
RP-25 Smerch radar
RV-UM or RV-4 radar altimeter
True 1/72 scale
Professionally painted
Great attention to detail
All markings are Tampoed (pad applied)
Option to display the model on a stand that is provided
Model can be shown with the landing gear in the down or up positions
Loads of optional armament has been provided
Canopy can be displayed open or closed
Extremely heavy metal with a minimum of plastic
Highly collectable
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Hobby Master 1/72 Air Power Series
HA5601
MIG-25P Foxbat
Red 3
1, flown by Lt. (Sg.) V. Belenko,
Japan 1976
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