This is a single-seat supersonic reconnaissance bomber, a version of the MiG-25RB with the Sablya (product 122) side looking radar for all-weather radio reconnaissance of the ground targets in poor visibility conditions (night time and clouds). An experimental model of this recon-bomber fitted with the Sablya side-looking radar (MiG-25R #304) was assembled in the summer of 1970 and officially tested for production during 1972-1973. The MiG-25RBS was in mass production during 1973-1977.
MiG-25RBSh (product 02Sh)
This is a single-seat supersonic reconnaissance bomber, a modified version of the MiG-25RBS with the more powerful Shompol radio reconnaissance station (side-looking radar) featuring enhanced resolution at low and high altitudes and "moving-target-selection-within-the-swath" mode. This version was assembled in 1980. Earlier developed MiG-25RBS recon-bombers were refitted in line with the MiG-25RBSh recon-bomber standard.
MiG-25RBS with in-flight refuelling capabilities
This is an experimental version of the MiG-25RBS reconnaissance bomber fitted with an in-flight refuelling system and retractable refuelling probe located in the right front of the cockpit. This version was built in the late 80s.
|NATO code name||FoxBat-B|
|Dimensions & Weight|
|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|
|Internal fuel, kg||15245 (14980)|
|Engines||2 Turbojet R-15BD-300|
|Thrust, kgf (kN)||max||8800 (86,3)|
|in afterburner||11200 (109,8)|
|Range with drop tank 5300 l, km||supersonic||2130|
|Max. speed, km/h (M=)||at altitude||3000 (2,83)|
|Practical ceiling, m||23000|
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