This new Famous Russian Aircraft series livery contains detailed research on all versions of the MiG-23/27 and over 1,200 photos and color profiles.
Originally designed to replace the famous MiG-21, shifting priorities transformed the MiG-23 into a STOL fighter with variable-geometry wings that first flew in June 1967. After two years of testing , the aircraft, codenamed Flogger, entered service in 1969. From then on, the Flogger's development took place along two parallel lines, first as a fighter / interceptor with a two-seat training variant and later as a fighter / bomber that evolved into the MiG-27 used by the Soviet Air Force. This, in turn, was gradually improved as the MiG-27D / MiG-27M and the MiG-27K. The MiG-23 family was widely exported. New planes were supplied to the Warsaw Pact allies of the Soviet Union and to some countries in the Middle East, Africa and Asia. Later, second-hand machines were sold from CIS stocks to various parts of the world, which allowed the MiG-23 to remain active abroad longer than in Russia, where aircraft from Single engine combat had been discontinued in 1997. The Flogger saw a good deal of action. Soviet MiG-23MLDs were actively used during the war in Afghanistan; Elsewhere, the hunter variants have seen action in Syria (both against Israel in the 1970s and during the Syrian Civil War), Libya, Iraq, Angola and Sudan. The fighter-bombers also fought in Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya and Sri Lanka. This comprehensive book describes the development and maintenance history of all variants of these aircraft, with fleet listings and many rare photos and color profiles.
Format : 280x216
Pages number : 560
Pictures number : 1200
Language : English
Color profiles : 50
ISBN : 9781910809310
Author : Yefim Gordon & Dmitry Komissarov
Publishing : CRECY Publishing Ltd
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