|Class||Air Superiority Fighter|
|Armor||Front 0 / Side 0 / Rear 0 / Top 0|
|Fuel Capacity||3000 L|
|Type||Air Assault, Para, Armored, Motorized, Mechanized|
The MiG-25P is a twin-engine, single-seat, supersonic interceptor developed by Mikoyan-Gurevich for the Soviet Air Defense Force (PVO). The MiG-25P (NATO Reporting Name "FOXBAT-A") entered development in 1959 as a high-speed interceptor, and was first flown in March of 1964. Equipped with two large Tumansky R-15B-300 afterburning turbojet engines and a Smerch-A1 radar, the MiG-25P could achieve Mach 3 speeds, largely to counter the Mach 2 capable B-58 Hustler and XB-70 Valkyrie (the latter never entered production). It could be armed with the R-40T and R-40R air-to-air missiles.
The MiG-25P is a moderately priced air superiority fighter available to Soviet and PACT decks. It carries two R-40R and two R-40T missiles. The type carries no gun and no ECM, and as such, is vulnerable to long-range SAMs and AAMs. Its R-40 series missiles are powerful (HE 7), decently accurate, but with poor maximum range, and the MiG-25P will likely not have first shot against most NATO fighters, excepting particularly inexpensive ones. Neither variant of the R-40 can target helicopters, and the MiG-25P is thus best used as an interceptor against enemy strike platforms. Given its 80 point cost, these drawbacks are far from prohibitive, and the type works well as an expedient interceptor