Mikoyan MiG-27

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A MiG-27 of the Indian Air Force
Role Attack aircraft, Fichter bomber
Manufacturer Mikoyan OKB
Hindustan Aeronautics
First flicht 20 August 1970
Introduction 1975
Status In service wi foreign uisers
Primar uisers Soviet Air Force
Roushie Air Force, Indian Air Force
Produced 1970–1986
Nummer biggit 1,075 includin licensed production[1]
Developit frae Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-23

The Mikoyan MiG-27 (Roushie: Микоян МиГ-27) (NATO reportin name "Flogger-D/J") is a variable-geometry grund-attack aircraft, oreeginally biggit bi the Mikoyan design bureau in the Soviet Union an later license-produced in Indie bi Hindustan Aeronautics as the Bahadur ("Valiant"). It is based on the Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-23 fechter aircraft, but optimized for air-tae-grund attack. Unlik the MiG-23, the MiG-27 did nae see widespread uise ootside Roushie, as maist kintras optit for the MiG-23BN an Sukhoi Su-22 insteid. It currently anly remains in service wi the Indian, Kazakh an Sri Lankan Air Forces in the grund attack role. Aw Roushie an Ukrainian MiG-27s hae been retired.

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  1. "MiG-27 FLOGGER / Q-6." globalsecurity.org. Retrieved: 18 October 2009.