MiG-25RBK (product 02K, product 52)

МиГ-25РБК    This is a single-seat supersonic reconnaissance bomber, a version of the MiG-25RB recon-bomber with the Kub-3M close-range ELINT station for surveillance and monitoring of the elaborate radio fields. The station had the capability to determine the type, function and location of hostile radio facilities, register the data acquired and downlink it to the ground facilities. An experimental model of this supersonic recon-bomber with the Kub-3M short-range ELINT station (MiG-25R #305) was assembled in summer 1970 and tested officially for production during 1971-1973. The MiG-25RBK was in mass production during 1973-1980. The export version featuring simpler fire control and guidance systems were sold to Algeria, Iraq, Libya, Syria, India and Bulgaria.

Схема МиГ-25РБК

MiG-25RBF (product 02F)

    This is a single-seat supersonic reconnaissance bomber, a modified version of the MiG-25RBK with the more powerful Shar-25 short-range ELINT station. This aircraft was built in 1980 and tested officially in 1981. Earlier-developed MiG-25RBK recon-bombers were refitted in line with the same MiG-25RBF recon-bomber standard.


Design OKB A.I.Mikoyan
Type MiG-25RBF
NATO code name FoxBat-B
Function reconnaissance bomber
First flight 1980
Crew 1
Dimensions & Weight
Length, m 21,55
Overall height, m 6,5
Wing Span, m 13,42
Wing Area, m2 61,4
Wheel base, m 5,139
Wheel track, m 3,85
Take-off weight, kg max 41200
normal 37000 (35670)
empty 19070
Internal fuel, kg 15245 (14980)
Engines 2 Turbojet R-15BD-300
Thrust, kgf (kN) max 8800 (86,3)
in afterburner 11200 (109,8)
Flight data
Range, km supersonic 1635
subsonic 1865
Range with drop tank 5300 l, km supersonic 2130
subsonic 2400
Max. speed, km/h (M=) at altitude 3000 (2,83)
Practical ceiling, m 23000
Bomb, kg 5000
AA missiles R-60



References and Credits:

  1. History and aircraft of Mikoyan design bureau / « href=”http://wingstv.ru” target=”_blank”>Wings of Russia», 1999, CD-ROM /
  2. «Airplanes of special purpose» / V.N.Shunkov, 1998 /
  3. MiG-25RB / «Sky corner» /
  4. Mig-25 / Su-27 Flanker in life and in game /