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Famous Russian Aircraft

Mikoyan MiG-23 and MiG-27

Yefim Gordon (Author) Dmitriy Komissarov

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Crecy Publishing
15 January 2020
Originally conceived as a replacement for the famous MiG-21, changing priorities turned the MiG-23 into a STOL fighter with variable-geometry wings that first flew in June 1967. After two years of testing, the aircraft, codename Flogger, entered service in 1969. From then on development of the Flogger proceeded along two parallel lines firstly as a fighter/interceptor with a two-seat trainer variant and later as a fighter/bomber which evolved into the MiG-27 used by the Soviet Air Force. This, in turn, was progressively improved as the MiG-27D/MiG-27M and the MiG-27K. The MiG-23 family was widely exported. New aircraft were supplied to the Soviet Union's Warsaw Pact allies and selected nations 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 single-engined combat jets had been phased out in 1997. The Flogger saw a good deal of action. Soviet MiG-23MLDs were actively used in the Afghan War; elsewhere, the fighter variants saw action in Syria (both in against Israel in the 1970s and in 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 service history of all variants of these aircraft, featuring fleet lists and numerous rare photos and colour profiles.
By:   Yefim Gordon (Author), Dmitriy Komissarov
Imprint:   Crecy Publishing
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 280mm,  Width: 216mm, 
ISBN:   9781910809310
ISBN 10:   1910809314
Pages:   500
Publication Date:   15 January 2020
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Yefim Gordon is one of Russia's leading aviation writers and publishers. He is the author of many books on Soviet aviation and currently lives in Moscow. Dmitriy Komissarov is a respected authority on Russian and Soviet aviation. He works in the publishing industry and lives in Moscow.

Reviews for Famous Russian Aircraft: Mikoyan MiG-23 and MiG-27

Whether you're an aviation historian or a MiG-23/27 enthusiast, this is the ultimate title on the subject and finally completes the MiG OKB story for production fighters. Definitely recommended! -- (02/12/2020)


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