- Jun 3, 2011
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Wouldn't be able to run it down from behind but maybe in a head-on situation. Against the Blackbird that is. Forget the ICBM.
I have reason to doubt that as the MiG-25 and it's Vympel R-40/AA-6 Acrid missiles couldn't keep up with the closure rate of an SR-71, let alone a Ballistic-Missile...
It would seem the MiG-25 was designed for exactly what it was said to be designed for, to take out the A-12, and probably high speed bomber threats we had.
sferrin said:Wouldn't be able to run it down from behind but maybe in a head-on situation. Against the Blackbird that is. Forget the ICBM.
According to paul czysz one of the missions of so called Aurora type aircraft would have been to intercept pop up BM launches by submarines near U.S shores. Also According to him a special kind of missile could do that . but this would probably be some sort of boost phase thingy.
avatar said:Hmm. yeah but these are essentially Mach 4 category devices. The falcon in any case did not make to service.