Russian Fighter MiG-23 Flogger

MiG-23M Flogger B; MiG-23MF Flogger B; MiG-23UB Flogger C; MiG-23UM Flogger C; MiG-23MF Flogger; MiG-23MS Flogger E; MiG-23BN Flogger F; MiG-23BM Flogger F; MiG-23B Flogger F; MiG23ML Flogger G; MiG23P Flogger G; MiG23BK Flogger H; MiG23BN Flogger H; MiG23MLD Flogger K; MiG-24 (export MiG-23)

MIG23 Fighter MiG-23
See Also:
Pre/Post WW2 USSR Russia Planes - List of Aircraft Ilyushin_IL2 IL-4_Ilyushin Operation Stalingrad , Operation Barbarossa Zhukov (Zukov) MIG19_Farmer SU35_Sukhoi SU27_Flanker SU24_Fencer MIG21 MIG23_Flogger MIG25_Foxbat MIG29_Fulcrum MIG31_Foxhound Mi24_Hind_Gunship Ka50_Hokum_helicopter KA25_Kamov_Naval_Helicopter Kirov_Battlecruiser Kuznetsov_Russian_Aircraft_Carrier Soviet_Aircraft_Carrier_Varyag

Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-23 (Flogger).
MiG-23 (NATO reporting name Flogger) is a fighter aircraft, originally built by the Mikoyan-Gurevich Design Bureau in the Soviet Union. Its predecessor, the MiG-21, was notoriously lightly armed (some were armed only with two guns, others with only one gun and two short-range air-to-air missiles), and short on fuel (making it very difficult to reach either the intended ceiling or the intended top speed). The MiG-23 was a heavier, more powerful machine designed to remedy these deficiencies.

It was designed to rival the American F-4 Phantom II, and was fitted with similar jet intakes. To facilitate operation on the poor-quality airstrips common in the Soviet Union, the aircraft was fitted with swing-wings.

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The MiG-27 was a simplified version of the MiG-23 for use as a ground attack aircraft. The radar and variable-geomety jet intakes were removed on this version. This aircraft was also codenamed Flogger by NATO.

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Country of Origin CIS (formerly USSR)
  • MiG-23M Flogger B
  • MiG-23MF Flogger B
  • MiG-23UB Flogger C
  • MiG-23UM Flogger C
  • MiG-23MF Flogger E
  • MiG-23MS Flogger E
  • MiG-23BN Flogger F
  • MiG-23BM Flogger F
  • MiG-23B Flogger F
  • MiG23ML Flogger G
  • MiG23P Flogger G
  • MiG23BK Flogger H
  • MiG23BN Flogger H
  • MiG23MLD Flogger K
  • MiG-24 (export MiG-23)
  • Similar Aircraft
  • MiG-27 Flogger D
  • Tornado
  • Su-24 Fencer
  • F-111
  • Crew
  • one
  • MiG-23U -- two
  • MiG-23C -- two
  • Role
  • interceptor
  • fighter
  • Length 55 ft (16.6 m)
    Span 46 ft, 9 in (14.26 m)
    Ceiling 18600 meters
    Cruise range 970 nm
    In-Flight Refueling No
    Internal Fuel 4600 kg
    Payload 2000 kg
    Sensors High Lark radar, RWR, IRST, Basic Bombsight
    Drop Tanks 800 L drop tank with 639kg of fuel for 67nm range
    Armament Cannon: GSh-23L 23mm
    AS-7 Kerry, UV-16-57, FAB-500, AA-7, ,AA-8, AA-10, AA-11
    User Countries
  • Afghanistan
  • Algeria
  • Angola
  • Belarus
  • Bulgaria
  • CIS
  • Cuba
  • Czech Republic
  • Germany
  • Ethiopia
  • Hungary
  • India
  • Iraq
  • Kazakhstan
  • Libya
  • North Korea
  • Poland
  • Romania
  • South Yemen
  • Sudan
  • Syria
  • Ukraine
  • Vietnam

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    Russian Fighter MiG-23 Flogger