This is a single-seat supersonic reconnaissance bomber, a version of the MiG-25RB recon-bomber with a more powerful Virazh-1 general purpose ELINT station and interchangeable photography equipment. An experimental model of this supersonic recon-bomber featuring the Virazh-1 surveillance station (MiG-25R #303) was assembled in summer 1970 and tested officially and accepted for production during 1971-1972. The MiG-25RBV was in mass production during 1973-1979.
Since 1972 the part of airplanes the MiG-25RB/RBV was issued in version of the night photoscout, received the name the MiG-25RBN. 2 aerial cameras are established on them night (with integral lighting from photolighting bombs FOTAB-100/140 - the suspension underneath the wing) both twilight shooting NAFA-75 and station "Virazh".
MiG-25RBT (product 02T)
This is a single-seat supersonic reconnaissance bomber, a version of the MiG-25RB (RBV) with the lighter and more reliable Tangazh general purpose ELINT station. This aircraft was assembled in summer 1978 and officially tested for production during 1979. The MiG-25RBT remained in mass production during 1980-1982.
|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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