Air International 1987-01
??? - Mikoyan Flogger /На вооружении советской авиации/ (16)
Ye-23IG Flogger; MiG-23MF Flogger-B; MiG-23UM Flogger-C; MiG-23MS Flogger-E; MiG-23 Flogger-G; MiG-27 Flogger-D; MiG-23BN Flogger-H
The MiG-23S, the Lyulka-engined pre-series model with needle-type conical radome and tail surfaces mounted some 2 ft (60 cm) further forward than those of Tumansky-engined models.
The MiG-23MF Flogger-B.
This general arrangement drawing depicts the Lyulka-engined MiG-23SM Flogger-A.
MiG-23BN Flogger-H interdictors of No 10 "Winged Dagger" Squadron of the Indian Air Force, with, in the foreground, the nose of one of the unit's MiG-23UM Flogger-C two-seat conversion trainers.
A MiG-27M Flogger-J with laser-guided AS-14 missile and associated fuselage pod.
A HAL-assembled MiG-27M Flogger-J, the stores including (from left) the FAB-500 general-purpose bomb, the PTK-250 cluster dispenser, the R-60 Aphid AAM, the S-240 unguided rocket and four RPK-100 fragmentation bombs.
MiG-27M Flogger-D & -J
MiG-27 Flogger-J
The demonstration version of Flogger-G. which, lacking operational equipment, was the first version of the MiG-23 to be seen with the new nosewheel member and shorter dorsal fin extension.
The latest counterair version of the MiG-23, the Flogger-K. with modified glove. shallower ventral fin and (not seen in this photograph) swivelling inboard pylons on the pivoting outer wing panels.
A Flogger-G on finals with undercarriage partly extended and folding ventral fin in process of extending. This version of the MiG-23, which introduced improved cockpit displays and a HUD, began to supplant Flogger-B in the late ’seventies.
The cockpit of a demonstration Flogger-G photographed during a courtesy visit to Sweden. The cockpit of the MiG-23 is fundamentally simple, but the operational aircraft has a somewhat more cluttered cockpit than that illustrated which lacks radar scope, etc.
MiG-23 Flogger-K