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The rest of the aircraft were 1950s and 1960s soviet and chinese technology, and were flown by poorly trained personnel. F15c vs mig 23 25 is an osprey duel series book, authored by douglas dildy and tom cooper, with illustrations by jim laurier and gareth hector. The title of this book is mig 23 flogger in the middle east and it was written by tom cooper. A6 intruder units 197496 combat aircraft book 121 english edition. Since the photo is in black and white and with a very high contrast,the aircrafts camo colours and serial numbers are based. Essentially yes, but they also had several previous articles in the hungarian aranysas ex top gun about the mig 23. Oth654 mikoyan mig23 flogger russian jet fighter story hard cover book.

The mig 23mld model 23 18 was the definitive fighter form of the mig 23 production line and became the final singleseat mig 23s produced reportedly converted from existing mig 23mls. Exp059 mikoyan mig23 fighter in sovietafghan war book. There used to be fun unofficial competition during the cold war the baltic drag races. Though still in service with a number of nations, the mig23 and related mig27 were phased out of russian service during the mid1990s. Consequently, the mig23 was to be faster in level flight and acceleration, and. Mikoyan mig 23 mig 27 famous russian aircraft available for download and read online in other f. Designed as a mach2 light tactical fighter, its original. Jul 31, 2018 the units operating mig 23s were soon transformed into the backbone of the military services in question, and they saw combat service in a number of intensive military conflicts. Later, secondhand machines were sold from cis stocks to various parts of the world, which allowed the mig23 to remain active abroad longer than in russia where singleengined combat jets had been phased out in 1997. It belongs to the 3rd generation of fighter aircraft and was built to replace the mig21 fishbed.

For a small volume it does an excellent job in discussing the development of all three aircraft and their subsequent fielding by the u. Captain koal mig23 was unarmed and carried no extra fuel tanks. The aidememoire for the mig23 pilot on air combat vs f15a, fi6a, f4e and kfir c. See the picture below for an example where the effects of additional vertical tail area are compared to the effects of a ventral fin of the same area. The combat statistics for all the aircraft currently in use. Soviet mig23mlds were actively used in the afghan war. As an interceptor, the mig23 only had one equivalent at the time the f4 phantom ii. Read f15c eagle vs mig2325 iraq 1991 by tom cooper available from rakuten kobo. Download pdf mikoyan mig 23 mig 27 famous russian aircraft book full free. The mig23ub floggerc is the twoseat trainer and operational conversion variant and remains active with all mig23 operators. The combat statistics for all the aircraft currently in. Originally conceived as a replacement for the famous mig 21, changing priorities turned the mig 23 into a stol fighter with variablegeometry wings that first.

Numerous mig 23s were shot down by israeli f15s during the 1982 lebanon conflict, and libyan examples were successfully engaged by us f14s during skirmishes in the mid1980s. Pay close attention to the pitch of usn aircrew voices as the engagement unfolds and us navy and libyan aircraft snake toward each other. The mikoyan mig23 flogger was a variablegeometry fighter jetinterceptor and fighter bomber with a top speed of mach 2. The mikoyangurevich mig23 is a variablegeometry fighter aircraft, designed by the. He has coauthored two osprey books on iranian f4 and f14 units as well as an combat aircraft on arab mig 19 and mig 21 units in combat. This book also covers the history and operation of the mig27, a development of the mig23. It is a thirdgeneration jet fighter, the worlds mostproduced variablegeometry aircraft, along with similar soviet fighters such as the su15 flagon. He has coauthored two osprey books on iranian f4 and f14 units as well as an combat aircraft on arab mig19 and mig21 units in combat. Famous russian aircraft by yefim gordon, dmitriy komissarov isbn. When he climbed to an altitude above 5,000 metres, he forgot to activate 100% oxygen and went into hypoxia, hazem albajign, former libyan arab air force mig23 pilot. Also covers the mig 23bn and mig 27 ground attack variants used by the nations making up the middle eastern area of operations, syria, egypt, libya and some smaller nations.

The low production number, only about 1500pcs of the mig2327 family proves it was not a good combat aircraft design. These aircraft included the soviet mig 29 and su24 both fourth generation as well as the mig 23, mig 25, and the french mirage f1 third generation. Mig23 flogger in the middle east by tom cooper, 9781912390328, available at book. With the ye8 the soviets had had a fighter with a agility of the f16 ten years before the f16 development was started, but the strong believe was, that the time of dogfight was over and thatswhy outstanding dogfight capabilities would be not neccessary anymore. The resulting text not only gives you an idea of the mig23s combat history in the syrian civil war, but also provides a unique insight into the whole of the syaaf. Oth654 mikoyan mig23 flogger russian jet fighter story. Also covers the mig23bn and mig27 ground attack variants used by the nations making up the middle eastern area of operations, syria, egypt, libya and some smaller nations. F15c combat is riveting, and not solely confined to these two. Much attention was paid into improve combat handling. During a combat air patrol cap mission of two f14a tomcats from vf32, gypsy flight off the uss john f. New aircraft were supplied to the soviet unions warsaw pact allies and selected nations in the middle east, africa and asia.

May 24, 2019 the mig 23mld model 23 18 was the definitive fighter form of the mig 23 production line and became the final singleseat mig 23s produced reportedly converted from existing mig 23mls. Heres why the libyan mig23 that crashed on mount sila. Pdf mig 23 flogger in the middle east download full pdf. Originally conceived as a replacement for the famous mig21, changing priorities turned the mig23 into a stol fighter with variablegeometry wings that first. Mikoyan mig23 for a good quarter of a century has become the most recognizable soviet tactical combat aircraft and a real hallmark of its generation.

The skin is based on a very old picture i found in an aircraft reference book. It is a mig23 ub whereas ub is the two seater version. Exp059 mikoyan mig23 fighter in sovietafghan war 19791989 book eksprintmhobby publ. What is the function of the lower vertical fin on a mig23. F15c vs mig2325 is an osprey duel series book, authored by douglas dildy and tom cooper, with illustrations by jim laurier and gareth hector. High illustrated edition, many photos, pictures, schemes. What is the function of the lower vertical fin on a mig 23. Indeed, in syria, different versions of mig23 continue flying combat operations today. In the late 1960s, the mig 17 and mig 21f were still frontline aircraft. Illustrated edition devoted to the history of the use of the mig 23 in combat in afghanistan. Though still in service with a number of nations, the mig 23 and related mig 27 were phased out of russian service during the mid1990s.

Phazotron offers a mig23 upgrade based around its n019m topaz multimode radar compatible with r77 mediumrange airtoair missiles with active radar homing. This book analyzes the combat between the american and soviet cold war fighters in a balanced and objective fashion, examining how the technical abilities of the aircraft combined with the different levels of training available to opposing pilots and ground crews allowed the f15s to destroy the. A variety of coalition aircraft flew combat sorties over iraq, but the key matchup in terms of the air superiority fight had be the f15c against the mig2325. Mig 2327 flogger combat aircraft series gunston, bill on.

The mig23mld model 2318 was the definitive fighter form of the mig23 production line and became the final singleseat mig23s produced reportedly converted from existing mig23mls. When the mig 23 came online, the only equivalent variable geometry design at the time was the f111, and that was never designed as a fighter. A decade later, they had been superseded by latermodel mig 21s and new aircraft, such as the mig 23. F15c eagle vs mig2325 ebook by tom cooper rakuten kobo. As was the case with many soviet types, the mig 23 was widely exported to satellite or friendly countries. Illustrated edition devoted to the history of the use of the mig23 in combat in afghanistan. Indeed, in syria, different versions of mig23 continue flying combat. The mig21 bison is the most modern mig 21, and it is formidable in all of these the only downside being the limited endurance that a mig21class of aircraft has. Therefore it was quite a surprise to read about actions i had never heard of before. May 10, 2014 the mig 23 was a failure because the much better ye8 development was canceled in favor for the swing wing design. The mig23 isnt known for being very maneuverable and wasnt designed to be neither. Mar 15, 2015 the aidememoire for the mig 23 pilot on air combat vs f15a, fi6a, f4e and kfir c. This book in the osprey duel series looks at the mig 23 and mig 25 in combat against the f15c during operation desert storm. This book in the osprey duel series looks at the mig23 and mig25 in combat against the f15c during operation desert storm.

Illustrated with over 110 photographs many of these never published before colour profiles and a dozen maps, this volume provides a unique point of reference, revealing much detail about camouflage patterns, unit insignia and aircraft markings. Search for mikoyangurevich mig23 flogger and quickly find all products, articles, walkarounds and books related to this topic. This caused some confusion in the west as to what the mig 27 really looked like. Oct 29, 2015 1989 tobruk encounter between two f14 tomcats of the uss john f. The soviet combat manual for mig 23m pilots claims the mig 23m to have a slight superiority over the f4 and kfir, and describes combat history involving syrian mig 23mfs versus israeli f15 and f16s, which it labels successful. This book also covers the history and operation of the mig 27, a development of the mig 23. The type was also built under license in india and czechslovakia, and without license in china until the late 2000s. These aircraft included the soviet mig29 and su24 both fourth generation as well as the mig23, mig25, and the french mirage f1 third generation.

What was flying the mig23 like compared to the f4 phantom. The mig23 saw service with air forces in the middle east, the far east, cuba, and eastern europe, and a licensed version was built in india. The title of this book is mig23 flogger in the middle east and it was written by tom cooper. Later, secondhand 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 singleengined combat jets had been phased out in 1997. Mig 2327 flogger combat aircraft series by bill gunston. They barely break even between kills and losses on the air combat scorecard. Nice book about the usage of the mikoyangurevich swingwing mig 23 fighter plane. As was the case with many soviet types, the mig23 was widely exported to satellite or friendly countries. Combat air patrol station was taken by two f14a tomcats belonging to the vf32 swordsmen squadron. Tom cooper is the recognised expert on arab mig operators in general and, specifically, on iraqi air force iraf operations in combat against iran and against the usled coalition in the 1990s.

Originally conceived as a replacement for the famous mig 21, changing priorities turned the mig 23 into a stol fighter with variablegeometry wings that first flew in june 1967. Jun 26, 2019 as told by tom cooper, albert grandolini and arnaud delalande in their book libyan air wars part 2. The resulting text not only gives you an idea of the mig 23 s combat history in the syrian civil war, but also provides a unique insight into the whole of the syaaf. I found particularly interesting its coverage of an incident where the indian air force displayed a mig 23 bn calling it a mig 27. This book is now a little dated but is still of interest. Mikoyan mig 23 for a good quarter of a century has become the most recognizable soviet tactical combat aircraft and a real hallmark of its generation. In the 1980s, they fought against israeli jets over lebanon, against the iranians in the iraniraq war, and confronted us navys f14s on numerous occasions off libya. Our subsequent investigation has shown that this mask was too big. Combat air patrol station was taken by two f14a tomcats belonging to the vf32 swordsmen.

During the south yemen civil war in january 1986, the soviet mig23bn fleet flew strikes in support of loyalist. Multiple generations of mig 23s nevertheless saw decades of combat service, as the subtitle notes, in algeria, egypt, iraq, libya and syria, 19732018. F22 raptor, saab gripen, eurofighter typhoon, chingkuo, j10, saeqeh, azarakhsh, mig31, su30, su33, su35. Designed following the relatively poor performance of americas multirole fighters during the vietnam war, the f. After two years of testing, the aircraft, codename flogger, entered service in 1969. Nov 26, 2008 us f14 tomcats vs libyan mig 23 floggers. I like the effort the author has put in creating this masterpiece of a very interesting book on the mig23. Search for mikoyangurevich mig 23 flogger and quickly find all products, articles, walkarounds and books related to this topic. Two f14s from squadron vf32 the fighting swordsmen take on a pair of libyan mig 23s over the gulf of sidra. The product of project constant peg, the unit was created to expose the tactical air forces to the flight characteristics of fighter aircraft used by soviet union during the cold war. This manual also recommends tactics to be used against these fighters. A variety of coalition aircraft flew combat sorties over iraq, but the key matchup in terms of the air superiority fight had be the f15c against the mig 23 25.

The text is further supported by twenty beautifully drawn artworks showing the various mig 23 variants in the camouflage patterns of their operators. Pdf mig 23 flogger in the middle east download full. Originally conceived as a replacement for the famous mig21, changing priorities turned the mig23 into a stol fighter with variablegeometry wings that first flew in june 1967. Its classified as a fighterinterceptor, the swing wing configuration wa. In 1991 iraqi mig23s were deployed in combat against the usled coalitions f15s. When the mig23 came online, the only equivalent variable geometry design at the time was the f111, and that was never designed as a fighter. Theres a very interesting account of the scott speicher shootdown, and mig29smirage f1s being in the mix as well. I found particularly interesting its coverage of an incident where the indian air force displayed a mig23 bn calling it a mig27. It was published by helion and company and has a total of 88 pages in the book. Oth654 mikoyan mig23 flogger russian jet fighter story hard. Anything prior to mig23 mld variant had little combat value. The low production number, only about 1500pcs of the mig 23 27 family proves it was not a good combat aircraft design. Since the photo is in black and white and with a very high contrast,the aircrafts camo colours and serial numbers are based on. This book analyzes the combat between the american and soviet cold war fighters in a balanced and objective fashion.

F22 raptor, saab gripen, eurofighter typhoon, chingkuo, j10, saeqeh, azarakhsh, mig 31, su30, su33, su35. How two f14 tomcats shot down two gaddafis mig23s, 25. I didnt expect to learn much from this book, as i had already read about mig 23s in combat. The 4477th test and evaluation squadron 4477 tes was a squadron in the united states air force under the claimancy of the tactical air command tac.

The iranian tomcat book though cited iranian sources as killing multiple mig 25s with the phoenix, which i tend more to believe. As an interceptor, the mig 23 only had one equivalent at the time the f4 phantom ii. Kennedy cv67 determine the intent of a pair of libyan mig 23 floggers. Numerous mig23s were shot down by israeli f15s during the 1982 lebanon conflict, and libyan examples were successfully engaged by us f14s during skirmishes in the mid1980s. Oth654 mikoyan mig 23 flogger russian jet fighter story hard cover book. By the late 1970s, united states mig operations were undergoing another change. The mig 23 saw service with air forces in the middle east, the far east, cuba, and eastern europe, and a licensed version was built in india. The iranian tomcat book though cited iranian sources as killing multiple mig25s with the phoenix, which i tend more to believe. Indeed, in syria, different versions of mig 23 continue flying combat operations today. Pdf mikoyan mig 23 mig 27 famous russian aircraft download. Generally, due to technical, training and organizational issues, the mig 23 fared poorly in the mideast.

It is famous for combat with the iaf and used in constant. Jun 30, 2015 sovietafghan airforce mig 23 mldafghan warrior skin for sf2any and all. They barely break even between kills and losses on. Heres why the libyan mig23 that crashed on mount sila was. Multiple generations of mig23s nevertheless saw decades of combat service, as the subtitle notes, in algeria, egypt, iraq, libya and syria, 19732018. And the book subsequently surveys both flogger design developments and their use by middle east recipients. Exp059 mikoyan mig 23 fighter in sovietafghan war 19791989 book eksprintmhobby publ. This book analyzes the combat between the american and soviet cold war fighters in a balanced and objective fashion, examining how the technical abilities of the aircraft combined with the different levels of training available to opposing pilots and ground crews allowed the f.

This comprehensive book describes the development and service history of all. The text is further supported by twenty beautifully drawn artworks showing the various mig23 variants in the camouflage patterns of their operators. Anything prior to mig 23 mld variant had little combat value. This caused some confusion in the west as to what the mig27 really looked like. Mig23s into operational use, the type experienced its combat premiere in the. Flogger is a variablegeometry fighter aircraft, designed by the mikoyangurevich design bureau in the soviet union.

Later, it added mig 21s from the indonesian air force and other sources. Free shipping and pickup in store on eligible orders. The mig23 was a failure because the much better ye8 development was canceled in favor for the swing wing design. After two f14 tomcats from the vf41 black aces shot down two su22 fitters on aug. Dec 16, 2019 new aircraft were supplied to the soviet unions warsaw pact allies and selected nations in the middle east, africa and asia. Sovietafghan airforce mig23mldafghan warrior skin for sf2any and all. Nice book about the usage of the mikoyangurevich swingwing mig23 fighter plane. Eventually it is the manmachine combo that makes or breaks an air combat. Kennedy cv67 determine the intent of a pair of libyan mig23 floggers. Essentially yes, but they also had several previous articles in the hungarian aranysas ex top gun about the mig23. I assume its closer to the f4 than the mig29 which is quite different by comparison. Theres a very interesting account of the scott speicher shootdown, and mig 29smirage f1s being in the mix as well.

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