1/48 Russian MiG-31M Foxhound
The Mig-31 Foxhound was developed as the replacement of the Mig-25 Foxbat, the prototype Ye-155MP took the first flight on 16 September 1975. As the heaviest fighter/interceptor in the world, the Mig-31 is much heaver than other similar aircrafts. At the same time, two powerful D-30-F6 engines and a stronger airframe gave it a top speed to Mach 28 at high-altitude and Mach 123 at low-altitude.
In order to apply the latest ultra-long-range AAMs, the Mikoyan OKB started to develop a new version which was named Mig-31 M under the joint directive issued of the Communist Party Central Committee and the Council of Ministers. The new design made the Mig-31 M easily distinguishable from other versions. Seven prototypes were completed however, the program was canceled after the break-up of the Soviet Union.