Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-23

ICAO aircraft code MG23
Manufacturer Mikoyan Gurevich
Country Russia
New price USD 6.6 million (1980)

The Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-23 (Russian: Микоян и Гуревич МиГ-23; NATO reporting name: Flogger) is a variable-geometry fighter aircraft, designed by the Mikoyan-Gurevich design bureau in the Soviet Union.

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Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-23 specifications

General

ICAO aircraft code
MG23
Manufacturer
Mikoyan Gurevich
Manufactured
1967 - 1985
Country
Russia
New purchase price
USD 6.6 million (1980)

Aircraft performance

Avionics:
High Lark radar, RWR, IRST, Basic Bombsight
Engine:
1x Khatchaturov R-35-300
Jet
Power:
18,800 pound-force
Max Cruise Speed:
1349 Kts
2,498 Km/h
Travel range:
1,520 Nm
2,815 Kilometers
Service Ceiling:
60,000 feet
Rate of Climb:
45000 feet / minute
228.60meter / second
Take Off Distance:
500 meter - 1,640.40 feet
Landing Distance:
750 meter - 2,460.60 feet

Weight & dimensions

Max Take Off Weight:
17,800 Kg
39,242 lbs
Max Payload:
3,000 Kg
6,614 lbs
Fuel Tank Capacity:
1,130 gallon
4,278 liter

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About the Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-23

The Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-23 (Russian: Микоян и Гуревич МиГ-23; NATO reporting name: Flogger) is a variable-geometry fighter aircraft, designed by the Mikoyan-Gurevich design bureau in the Soviet Union. It is a third-generation jet fighter, alongside similar Soviet aircraft such as the Su-17 “Fitter”. It was the first Soviet fighter to field a look-down/shoot-down radar, the RP-23 Sapfir, and one of the first to be armed with beyond-visual-range missiles. Production started in 1969 and reached large numbers with over 5,000 aircraft built, making it the most produced variable-sweep wing aircraft in history. Today the MiG-23 remains in limited service with some export customers.

The basic design was also used as the basis for the Mikoyan MiG-27, a dedicated ground-attack variant. Among many minor changes, the MiG-27 replaced the MiG-23’s nose-mounted radar system with an optical panel holding a laser designator and a TV camera.

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