Mig-27M Flogger Soviet Air Force MiG-23UB Bort 01 as it appeared in the mid-1990s when it was assigned to the 929th Flight Test Center, Vladimirovka AB, USSR.
This is a version of the MiG-23 optimized for the ground attack role, with a new nose, simpler engine intakes and nozzle, and other changes. These limit supersonic performance, but reduce cost, weight and fuel consumption. The variable-wing MiG-23 was the most important Soviet fighter type for some 20 years. The Mikoyan-Gurevich design served as an interceptor with a ground attack capability, a fighter-bomber, and a trainer. The MiG-27 Flogger, basically the same design, was the dedicated ground attack version.
|Mikoyan MiG 27M Flogger|
|Mikoyan MiG 27M Flogger Fighter|
|Mikoyan MiG-23 Flogger|
Mig-27M Flogger is designed, built by Mikoyan-Gurevich in the USSR e first flight April 10, 1967 e crew of one (two in trainer) e number built some 5,000 e Specific to MiG-23MF: one Tumansky R-29 turbojet engine e armament one 23 mm cannon, variety of missiles such as R-3R, R-3S, AA-7, AA-8, AA-11 e load several 1,100-lb bombs e max speed 1,550 mph e cruise speed 550 mph e max range 1,600 mi e weight (loaded) 44,315 lb e span 46 ft 9 in (forward), 26 ft 9 in (swept) e length 55 ft 2 in e height 14 ft 4 in.
MiG-27 FLOGGER D, J (MIKOYAN-GUREVICH)Wings: High-mounted, variable, swept-back, and tapered with blunt tips.
Engine(s). One inside the body. Rectangular box-like air intakes forward of the wing roots. Single exhaust.
Fuselage: Long and tubular, except where air intakes give a box-like appearance. Long, downwardsloping, sharply pointed nose. Stepped canopy. Large, swept-back, and tapered belly fin under the rear section.
Tail: Swept-back and tapered tail fin with curved dorsal in leading edge and angular tip. Swept-back and tapered flats high-mounted on the fuselage with angular tips.
GENERAL DATACountry of Origin: CIS (formerly USSR).
Similar Aircraft: MiG-23 Flogger B/E/G, F-111, Tornado, Su-24 Fencer, Mirage F1, Super Etendard,
Role: Ground-attack, fighter.
Armament: Missiles, bombs, rockets, cannon.
Dimensions: Length: 55 ft (16.6 m). Span: 46 ft, 9 in (14.26 m).
Belarus, CIS, India, Kazakhstan.
Mikoyan MiG-23 Flogger