|Class||Ground Attack Aircraft|
|Armor||Front 0 / Side 0 / Rear 0 / Top 0|
|Air Detection||Very good|
|Fuel Capacity||6500 L|
|Type||Airborne, Mechanized, Armored, Motorized, Support|
|HE Bomb||FAB 500 (500kg)|
The Mikoyan MiG-25RBF (NATO reporting name: FOXBAT-D) is a twin-engine, single-seat, supersonic Electronics Intelligence (ELINT) aircraft with bomb carriage capability. The MiG-25R-family is a derivative of the original MiG-25 supersonic interceptor airframe, but modified for reconnaissance and strike. The MiG-25RBF is a conversion of the MiG-25RBK with an enhanced ELINT package. The type retains the RBK's strike capability while neither type carries cameras.
The MiG-25RBF is a high-speed strike platform available to East German decks. It features good ECM (30%), excellent speed, and a powerful weapon load of eight 500kg bombs. Thanks to its high speed, the RBF spends minimal time in the envelope of enemy IADS, and its ECM gives it fair survivability if fired upon. The eight 500kg bombs can devastate infantry, light vehicles and even mid-range tanks with their good explosive power. Carrying eight such bombs, the RBF can create a wide area of destruction.
The MiG-25RBF is not without its drawbacks. At 140 points per aircraft, the RBF is not cheap. The type also carries no air-to-air weapon compliment, nor an internal cannon, leaving it highly vulnerable to even relatively inexpensive fighters. Finally, while its ECM is good, it is not exceptional, and advanced SAMs and AAMs are likely to bag the RBF. As such, fighter or SEAD escort should be considered when employing the RBF depending on the threat.
|Type||HE Bomb||No Weapon||No Weapon|
|Range|| Ground = 3500 m|
Helicopters = N/A m
Airplanes = N/A m
|Rate of fire||75 r/min|