Deadly Grace: Russian MiG-31 Interceptors Refuel in Midair

Mig-31 Foxhound supersonic interceptor of the Russian Pacific Fleet performs midair refuelling.

 

The Mikoyan MiG-31 (NATO reporting name: Foxhound) supersonic interceptor is one of the fastest combat aircraft in the world, and remains an integral element of Russia’s aerospace defense arsenal.

However, even when you sit in the cockpit of an agile and maneuverable jet, it takes considerable piloting skills to perform an aerial refueling.

  • Mig-31 Foxhound supersonic interceptor
    Mig-31 Foxhound supersonic interceptor
    Russian Defense Ministry
  • Mig-31 Foxhound supersonic interceptor of the Russian Pacific Fleet performs midair refuelling.
    Mig-31 Foxhound supersonic interceptor of the Russian Pacific Fleet performs midair refuelling.
    © Photo: Russian Defense Ministry
  • Mig-31 Foxhound supersonic interceptor of the Russian Pacific Fleet performs midair refuelling.
    Mig-31 Foxhound supersonic interceptor of the Russian Pacific Fleet performs midair refuelling.
    © Photo: Russian Defense Ministry
  • Aircraft of the Russian Pacific Fleet.
    Aircraft of the Russian Pacific Fleet.
    © Photo: Russian Defense Ministry
  • Mig-31 Foxhound supersonic interceptor of the Russian Pacific Fleet performs midair refuelling.
    Mig-31 Foxhound supersonic interceptor of the Russian Pacific Fleet performs midair refuelling.
    © Photo: Russian Defense Ministry
  • Mig-31 Foxhound supersonic interceptor
    Mig-31 Foxhound supersonic interceptor
    © Photo: Russian Defense Ministry
  • Mig-31 Foxhound supersonic interceptor of the Russian Pacific Fleet performs midair refuelling.
    Mig-31 Foxhound supersonic interceptor of the Russian Pacific Fleet performs midair refuelling.
    © Photo: Russian Defense Ministry
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Mig-31 Foxhound supersonic interceptor

Fortunately, the pilots of Russia’s Pacific Fleet do not disappoint.

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