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MiG-51S WIP by PrinzEugn MiG-51S WIP by PrinzEugn
Ho-kay, here's the MiG-51 in progress, with all the fancy shading I'm working on, one sector at a time... Here's the desription:

MiG-51S “Fullbound-F”
Type: High Performance Combat Drone Control Aircraft
Origin: New Union of Soviet Republics
Manufacturer: United Aircraft Corporation (Mikoyan Design Group)
Powerplant: Believed to be derivative of AL-61F, max ~55,000 lbf (245 kN) thrust
Span: 48ft (14.5m)
Length: 92ft (28m)
Height: 21ft (6.5m)
Weight: 70,000lb (32t), empty, 110,000- 115,000lbs (50-52t), loaded.
Performance: Maximum Speed at Altitude (>60,000ft, >18.3km) Mach 3.0+ (1980 mph, 3186 km/h), Mach 2.0+ (1320 mph, 2124 km/h) at 30,000ft (9.1km). Absolute ceiling >100,000ft (>30.5 km), Cruise altitude ~75,000ft (~22.9km).

All data is estimated pending more detailed intelligence.

The MiG-51S has it's roots in the MiG-51 (Fullbound-A) drone control aircraft, which was originally conceived as a long-range interceptor capable of carrying increasingly heavy air-to-air payloads at speeds and altitudes which would grant a considerable degree of protection. During early development the project was altered to form the basis of a forward UCAV control aircraft to be paired with the early “Udal” series.

The Fullbound-F began as an experimental test bed (Fullbound-E) for new technologies, including advanced variable-cycle engines and new composite armor. After initial trials, the design was so impressive it was put into limited series production for use by squadron commanders or Aces, most notably the propaganda hero Colonel Meyran.

It is an all-around more capable aircraft than it's predecessor, with superior performance, greater survivability and a much more advanced electronics fit. This is accomplished mainly through a significant increase in size, with the corresponding increase in weight being counteracted by the use of exotic composite materials. It is with no doubt the largest fighter aircraft ever made.

The mission is similar to the mass production version, the forward control of unmanned combat aircraft, but it is capable of controlling more from a greater distance or in a harsher ECM environment.
It retains the second seat for the control officer in the rear cockpit, which can be replaced with a supercomputer-class drone control unit. The design relies on conformal ejectable packs for both fuel and weapons, allowing the large aircraft to be easily tailored with specialize payloads that may include directed energy weapons or enhanced ECM.

Due to it's imposing size and colorful paint schemes applied by its pilots, the MiG-51S is often photographed for propaganda purposes and has become the symbol for Neo-Soviet air power.
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SingaporeCommunist Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2013
Did ace combat won Russia?
Passin Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2012
Interesting. Very good
Midsummersnow Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
that is pretty sweet it would be cool to see that in a ace combat game
Vital-Star Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Very unusual. Well done, comrade. :+fav:
IgorKutuzov Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
it's just my impression or this thing can eat alive my Mig-31M KIB ? :XD:

amazing job comrade ! =D
This is a true fighter massive and majestic ! ;)
VoughtVindicator Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This right here is the avatar of aerospace awesome.
jrhindo Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2010
So you are one of those 31 lovers eh?
Do look epic tho!
PrinzEugn Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yah, it just looks like it's there to do damage. I need to find time to finish this one...
IronHawk711 Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2009
Seems so powerful ...
What about other fighters?
Prafa-AR Featured By Owner May 22, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow... this one is a supermassive MiG, bigger than MiG33 foxhound A that design for high speed, and however it's 2 times heavier than MiG33, MiG33 is 48,000 lbs, but It's connected with the power of the machine which is 245kN, 2-3 times more powerful than MiG33. Absolute ceiling >100,000ft (>30.5 km)is just fantastic. By the way, It's nearly touch a real plane, keep on your good work :D

The biggest, yes you're right. High altitude. King of the sky:D. But' is it can be a dogfighter in the air, since it is big? If in your project it was perfect, I don't deny, It's your story anyways:D

Waiting for the new things to compare:D just kidding :D
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