Is MiG-23 outdated?

Is MiG-23 outdated?

With the dissolution of the Soviet Union, the new Russian Air Force began to cut back its fighter force, and it was decided that the single-engine MiG-23s and MiG-27s were to be retired to operational storage. The last model to serve was the MiG-23P air defense variant and it was retired on 1 May 1998.

Was the MiG-23 any good?

On paper the MiG-23 had an impressive performance, and when in the hands of experienced pilots in the 1980s it could outperform Soviet fourth generation fighters in mock engagements.

Is MiG-23 and MiG-27 same?

The MiG-27K fighter bomber aircraft is a ground-attack variant of the MiG-23 fighter and manufactured by RSK MiG and the Irkutsk Aircraft Production Association Joint Stock Company. Both the MiG-23 fighter aircraft and the MiG-27 fighter bomber aircraft are sometimes referred to by the NATO codename Flogger.

How much does MiG-23 cost?

The asking price is $1.4 million. The MiG-23 was called the Flogger by NATO and recorded some significant developments in Soviet military aircraft development. It had the first look-down, shoot-down radar and was the first to launch missiles at targets beyond line of sight.

Was MiG-23 a failure?

Over a dozen Syrian MiG-23 jet fighters were shot down by Israeli F-15s and F-16s over the course of the Arab-Israeli Wars. So impressively thorough and consistent is the MiG-23’s record of failure that it bears the dubious distinction of facing retirement earlier than the MiG-21 jet fighter it was meant to replace.

What came after the MiG-23?

Export totals of the BN-model were good and the type formed the definitive ground-attack form of the MiG-23 fighter line until replaced by the MiG-27. Some 624 examples appeared from 1973 to 1985. The MiG-23BN fell under the NATO “Flogger-H” designation.

How fast can a MiG-23 go?

2 500 km/h
Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-23/Top speed

What replaced the MiG-27?

Unlike the MiG-23, the MiG-27 did not see widespread use outside Russia, as most countries opted for the MiG-23BN and Sukhoi Su-22 instead. It currently only remains in service with the Indian, Kazakh and Sri Lankan Air Forces in the ground attack role. All Russian and Ukrainian MiG-27s have been retired.

How many MiG-23 does India have?

IAF Aircraft Database – Types, Serial Numbers, Fates

Variant Type Census Total
Mikoyan MiG-23 UM 21
Mikoyan MiG-23 MF 46
Mikoyan MiG-23 BN 95
Total Mikoyan MiG-23 in Database 162

What is the newest MiG aircraft?

Mikoyan MiG-35

First flight 7 February 2007
Introduction 17 June 2019
Status In service
Primary user Russian Aerospace Forces

What are the features of a MiG-23?

With Ciro Models resin intakes, parachute cone, rear fuselage and vacform canopy, Eduard Brassin resin wheels, Metallic Details resin nose and Master turned brass nose pitot. The MiG-23 has been sadly neglected for *far* too long in the modelling world, especially in 1/48 scale.

What was the ejection seat on a MiG-23?

The MiG-23’s ejection seat, the KM-1, was built with extreme altitude and speed in mind: leg stirrups, shoulder harness, pelvic D-ring, and a 3-parachute system. Engaging the ejection seat could take a long time, as the pilot had to place their feet in the stirrups, let go of the control column, grab the two trigger handles, squeeze and lift them.

Where can I buy a MiG-23M Flogger B?

Trumpeter’s 1/48 scale MiG-23M Flogger B is available online from for only $44.99! With Ciro Models resin intakes, parachute cone, rear fuselage and vacform canopy, Eduard Brassin resin wheels, Metallic Details resin nose and Master turned brass nose pitot.

What kind of fire control system did the MiG 23 have?

The initial production variant, the MiG-23S, was fitted with the S-21 fire control system borrowed from the MiG-21S/SM.