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Russian Fighter Jets

written by: esprit
 
Following World War II, Soviet government prioritized the establishment of a modern air defense system to protect the homeland against possible air attack by the United States. During the Cold War, the bulk of Soviet air assets were developed and deployed to counter NATO. Today, the composition of the Russian air forces follows the international trend for a decrease in both the total number of aircraft and the number of different aircraft classes.

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This jet is described by many as the most capable Russian air defense interceptor aircraft. It was the first Soviet fighter to have a true look-down, shoot-down capability. It has a crew of two, top speed of Match 2.83 and a maximum range of 1,250 km.
Mig - 29 Fulcrum
Mig - 31 Foxhound
Su - 27 Flanker
Su - 39 Frogfoot


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This super-maneuverable thrust vectoring fighter made its first public appearance at the Farnborough '96 airshow, where it performed a dramatic maneuver called the "Kulbit", Russian for "circle". Its has a top speed of 2,440 km/h / 1,516 mph, range of 3,500 km / 2,175 miles and celiing of 59,000 ft.
Su - 27 Flanker
Mig - 29 Fulcrum
Mig - 31 Foxhound
Su - 37 Super Flanker


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It was the fastest jet fighter in the world; conceived in the 1950's to meet a possible threat of U. S. bombers flying at speeds of Mach 3. The first prototype flew on March 6, 1964. About 1,190 were built before production ended in 1984.
Su - 24 Fencer
Mig - 29 Fulcrum
Mig - 25 Foxbat
Mig - 23 Flogger


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The West was given its first close look at this aircraft when a six aircraft demonstration team was deployed to Finland in July 1986. During the Cold War, this was one of the most feared Soviet jets.
Mig - 29 Fulcrum
Mig - 31 Foxhound
Su - 24 Fencer
Su - 27 Flanker


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This aircraft with a forward swept wing configuration first flew in 1997 and completed the first stage of flight trials in December 2001. In May 2002, its manufacturer was selected as the prime contractor for the next-generation Russian fighter. The production version of this aircraft does not feature swept wings.
Su-37 Super Flanker
Su-47 Berkut
Mig-31 Foxhound
Mig-35


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This aircraft was deployed against American Air Forces in December of 1950 in Korea. On November 8, 1950, 1st Lt. Russell Brown, flying an F-80, shot down one such airctraft in the first all-jet dogfight in history. It was apparent, however, that the Soviet jet was superior to any aircraft in the US inventory at the time.
Mig - 15 Fagot
Mig - 17 Fresco
Tu - 22 Blinder
Su-7 Fitter


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It was the first supersonic fighter built in the USSR. The prototype made its first flight in September 1953 and was placed into production in 1955. Due to licensed manufacturing, it was the most produced jet aircraft in the world with some 10,000 built.
Mig - 19 Farmer
Su - 24 Fencer
Mig - 17 Fresco
Su - 9 Fishpot


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This aircraft's production began in 1975 and it was the world's second operational VSTOL aircraft, after the Harrier series.
Yak - 38 Forger
Su - 15 Flagon
Tu - 128 Fiddler
An - 2 Colt


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During the 1989 Paris International Airshow, this aircraft lost an engine during a low altitude knife edge pass. The pilot ejected at an altitude of less than 200 feet with his aircraft in a vertical nose dive, demonstrating the capabilities of the K36 ejection seat.
Mig - 31 Foxhound
Su - 27 Flanker
Yak - 141 Freestyle
Mig - 29 Fulcrum


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This air superiority fighter was designed to regain advantage over the F-15 Eagle operated by the US Air Force. In fact, the requirements were based on the performance of the F-15 adding ten percent. According to the design bureau the requirements were far exceeded.
Mig - 29 Fulcrum
Su - 24 Fencer
Su - 27 Flanker
Mig - 25 Foxbat


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