General Product Description
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Mikoyan MiG-31 Firefox Model Details
Mikoyan MiG-31 (fictional
The MiG-31 , as seen in the film
Firefox seen in 1982
The MiG-31 , NATO reporting name quot;Firefox quot;, is a fictional aircraft appearing in Craig Thomas’; novels Firefox and Firefox Down, as well as the Clint Eastwood film based on the former.
The Firefox is an interceptor aircraft with stealth capabilities, to the point that it is invisible to radar. It is powered by two incredibly powerfulquot;Turmansky quot; turbojet engines that permit flight at hypersonic speeds, but their exhaust gives the Firefox a prominent infrared signature. The Firefox’;s most famous feature is its Thought-Controlled Weapons System, which uses signals from the pilot’;s brain to target enemies and fire weapons; however, it only responds to commands thought in Russian. The Firefox’;s weapons consist of up to four air-to-air missiles (modified for thought guidance), two cannons, and a Rear Defense Pod which launches flares to distract pursuing missiles. In the novel Gant uses the defense pod as a makeshift weapon to destroy the second MiG – the ejected flare is sucked into the Turmansky engine. For the film, the rear defense pod is intended for both defense and attack.
Other capabilities of the Firefox include a 3,000-mile (4,800 km) range and a flight ceiling over 120,000 feet (37,000 m). To give the pilot full situational awareness the aircraft also includes a camera system that allows the pilot to see images directly behind the aircraft on his console. Gant uses this system several times during his flight to keep track of missiles and other aircraft pursuing him.
Two production prototypes were built before it was to be deployed into active service for the Soviet Air Force. The first prototype was stolen by Mitchell Gant operating on behalf of the Western intelligence community. The second prototype intercepted Gant and the two aircraft entered into combat, with Gant destroying his adversary.
In the novel Firefox Down, it is revealed the remaining prototype’;s fuel lines were ruptured in the dogfight that concluded the previous novel and the aircraft crash-lands inFinland. One of the plot lines of Firefox Down is the race between the Soviets and Western Intelligence to find and recover the aircraft submerged in a frozen Finnish lake. Upon recovery by Western Intelligence, the anti-radar coating is found to be ineffective, with Gant assuming that being submerged in water has rendered it useless.
The Firefox’;s appearance differs between the first novel and film. The version in the novel resembles a MiG-25quot;Foxbat quot;, much like the real Mikoyan MiG-31 quot;Foxhound quot;. Interestingly, the radar of thequot;Foxbat quot; had the NATO codenamequot;Foxfire quot;.
The Firefox has also appeared in video games such as Aero Fighters and U.N. Squadron. Although, in the latter game, it served more as an inspiration and design basis since the aircraft in question appears similar to it and has a different name: The F-200 Efreet.
In the Battlefield 2 Mod, Allied Intent Xtended 2 (AIX2), the MiG-31 is available on mapquot;Operation Greasy Mullet quot;. The Middle East Coalition forces (MEC) have the MiG-31 Firefox as their aircraft. U.S. Forces have the F-12A (Interceptor prototype of the SR-71 Blackbird). Because of the extreme speeds of the aircraft in game, the normal view distance of the graphics is increased from 600 meters to 2,500 meters. This can cause somequot;lag quot; on older systems without newer graphic cards for rendering.