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June 25, 2019

I want to know more

Filed under: General — dknights @ 9:43 pm
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A MiG-31 shoots down…..another MiG-31.  Color me curious.

January 13, 2019

A new Russian missile

Filed under: Modeling,Technology — dknights @ 9:09 am
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MiG-31s have been spotted carrying a new, very large type of missile.  It is unclear if this is a further development of the Kh-47B Kinzhal, or a new air launched anti-satellite missile.  This is an interesting development which dears watching.

November 18, 2018


Filed under: Politics — dknights @ 11:24 pm
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Apparently four of them had to divert to a civilian field in Russia.  Wonder why?

May 22, 2018

Russian missile update

Filed under: Politics,Technology — dknights @ 11:29 am
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Previously posted about this new missile here.  Now, there are reports that it has failed in 4 out of 4 tests.  Story here.

Russia’s latest anti-ship missile

Filed under: Politics,Technology — dknights @ 10:16 am
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Story here.  Interesting that they are using the MiG-31 as the carrier for the missile.  I have my doubts as to its advertised effectiveness.

November 2, 2017

Trumpeter MiG-31

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 9:16 pm
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Looks like it will be out in December.

September 26, 2016

Trumpeter MiG-31

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 9:31 am
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Announced recently.

December 2, 2014

The cranky bear

Filed under: Politics — dknights @ 2:28 pm
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The Russians seem to be intent on increasing tensions with NATO and non-aligned countries.  This is just the latest.  I’ll be interested to see if falling oil prices and the collapse of the ruble lead to more or less of this type of activity.  I am betting more.

July 29, 2013

Current Russian Air Force Markings

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 12:23 pm
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I think this photo came from the website English Russia.  It shows the tails of MiG-31 and Su-27s with the current Russian star marking.  Note the red border and the blue inner border.

Russian star

Russian star

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