Pit stop at 23,000ft: MiG-31 performs nighttime mid-air refueling (VIDEO)
Ruptly footage shows the complicated maneuver being performed at 23,000ft (7,000 meters) and at a speed of 300mph (500kph). Fifteen refueling operations were successfully carried out using an Ilyushin tanker.
The Mikoyan MiG-31 is a long-range supersonic interceptor aircraft derived from the MiG-25 Foxbat. More than 35 years old, the iconic Soviet-era warplane is still used by Russia as part of its multi-layered air defense network thanks to its various modernizations.
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