Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-23

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MiG-23
A Soviet Air Force MiG-23MLD
Role Interceptor/Fighter (M series)
Fichter-bomber (B series)
Manufacturer Mikoyan-Gurevich
First flicht 10 Juin 1967
Introduction 1970
Status In service wi foreign uisers
Primar uisers Syrian Air Force
Libyan Air Force
Yemen Air Force
Bulgarian Air Force
See Operators belaw
Produced 1967–1985
Nummer biggit 5,047
Variants Mikoyan MiG-27

The Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-23 (Roushie: Микоян и Гуревич МиГ-23‎; NATO reportin name: Flogger) is a variable-geometry fichter aircraft, designed bi the Mikoyan-Gurevich design bureau in the Soviet Union. It is considered tae alang tae the Soviet third generation jet fichter category, alang wi similarly aged Soviet fichters such as the MiG-25 "Foxbat". It wis the first attempt bi the Soviet Union tae design leuk-doun/shuit-doun radar an ane o the first tae be airmed wi beyond visual range missiles, an the first MiG production fichter aircraft tae hae intakes at the sides o the fuselage. Production stairtit in 1970 an reached lairge nummers wi ower 5,000 aircraft biggit. The day the MiG-23 remains in leemitit service wi various export customers.