posted on Jun, 16 2005 @ 04:10 PM
Originally posted by Hockeyguy567 This is only under optimal conditions and a clean loadout, fully loaded, it drops down to about 7.5
gees, and has a much lower corner velocity compared to the F-15 and F-16.
Well...yeah. I was talking about the MiG-29 compared to the MiG-31 in dogfight conditions. The MiG-31 can only withstand 5.5 Gs when it has a clean
loadout. The MiG-31 was designed to intercept either B-1s or B-52s flying in formation. A known tactic is to fly straight at them and launch R-33s,
then lose speed and turn back to base. Against other fighters, I would say their tactics would be the same as that of the F-15s fighting BVR,
approach, kill off some with R-33s/R-77s, leave the rest for the R-60/R-73.
And btw FIN, the MiG-31 does not come close to any American plane when it comes down to manoverability. It plain sucks at dogfighting. 5.5 Gs for a
dogfighter just will not work. As for speed, its speed is close to Mach 3, maybe around 2.8. I am sure the MiG-31 has a faster top speed than the
F-15. I am absolutely positive about that.
[edit on 16/6/05 by W4rl0rD]