Gordon & Komissarov. As early as 1965, when the MiG-25 interceptor was in the midst of its test program, the Mikoyan Design Bureau started work on an even more capable two-seat interceptor meant to provide adequate protection for the huge expanses of Siberia and the Soviet Far East. Though superficially resembling a MiG-25 with tandem cockpits, the aircraft was soon designated the MiG-31.
Today, the MiG-31s remains one of modern Russia's key air defense assets, and new versions keep appearing. This richly-illustrated book gives the complete development and service history of this remarkable aircraft. 320 pages, 600 photos and line drawings, 8½"x 11", hardcover.