Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-23

Local nameMiG-23 "Flogger"
LocationSzolnok, Deutschland

The Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-23 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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Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mikoyan-Gurevich_MiG-23

Address 2 Raktár utca, Szolnok 5000, Hungary

Coordinates 47°9'59.82" N 20°10'43.562" E

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