|Class||Air Superiority Fighter|
|Armor||Front 0 / Side 0 / Rear 0 / Top 0|
|Fuel Capacity||3000 L|
|Type||Airborne, Mechanized, Armored, Motorized, Support|
|AAM||R-40T Vympel (Infrared)|
|AAM||R-40R Vympel (SemAct Radar)|
The MiG-25PD is a Soviet air superiority fighter available to PACT forces.
The MiG-25PD is a twin-engine, single-seat, supersonic interceptor developed by Mikoyan-Gurevich for the Soviet Air Defense Force (PVO). The PD variant (NATO Reporting Name: FOXBAT-E) is an improved MiG-25 based upon the original MiG-25P. The MiG-25PD entered service in 1979, and featured more powerful engines and a look-down/shoot-down Pulse-Doppler radar. The type was given compatibility with the R-60 missile, which could be armed in place of the outboard R-40's.
The MiG-25PD is a moderately priced air superiority fighter available to Soviet and PACT decks. It is largely an improved MiG-25P, carrying the same armament of two R-40R and two R-40T missiles. The type carries no gun. Its cost increase is likely because the PD has been provided ECM of medium strength, improving its survivability against SAMs and AAMs. The R-40 series missiles are powerful (HE 7), decently accurate, but with poor maximum range, and the MiG-25PD 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-25PD is thus best used as an interceptor against enemy strike platforms.
The MiG-25PD in Wargame: Red Dragon is a moderately priced air superiority fighter available to Soviet and PACT decks. It has the same cost and armament as in AirLand Battle, slightly decreased ECM (20%), and overall similar configuration to its prior incarnation. Its advantages and disadvantages are largely the same between the two installments.