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Section - B.10. Mikoyan 1.42

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Also known as MFI (Multirole Fighter/Interceptor), and sometimes referred
to in the West as "ATFski", Mikoyan's Project 1.42 is a low-visibility
multirole fighter, with air superiority as the primary mission, intended as
an Su-27/35 replacement; in short, the Russian equivalent of the F-22.  The
1.42 is one of the few Mikoyan projects to survive the recent wave of
defence budget cuts from the Kremlin, although its schedule has apparently
been slowed by shortage of funds as well as technical problems.  The first
airframe is reported to be already complete, but problems with the engines
have delayed the first flight, now expected to be in September 1994.

_Jane's Defence Weekly_ and _Flight International_ have published CAD
images of the 1.42; they show an aircraft resembling a scaled-up F-16, with
two engines with vectored-thrust nozzles, inward-canted twin tails,
slightly downturned wingtips, Rafale-like rounded intakes, and possibly
foreplanes.  The 1.42, like the F-22, can carry weapons both internally and
externally.  It is expected to enter service about 2004 to 2006; service
designation will probably be MiG-35.

The related Project 7.01, a heavier and stealthier interceptor designed
along similar lines, has been cancelled.

The only available vital statistic is a maximum take-off weight of 30000
kilograms.

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